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In the hands of DCluuuv and her generations: The Skinny Poetry Anthology

Blessed and honored to see this book in the hands of Melanie Henderson (aka DCluuuv) and her beautiful daughter–born loving books, to be sure.
Melanie Henderson, Washington, DC native poet, editor, photographer and publisher, is the author of Elegies for New York Avenue, winner of the 2011 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. An alumnus of Howard and Trinity Universities, she studied poetry at Howard University in Dr. Tony Medina’s “Boot Camp” and at the Voices Summer Writing Workshops (VONA) in San Francisco, CA prior to earning an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Drumvoices Revue, jubilat, Torch, Tuesday; An Art Project, Valley Voices, and The Washington Informer among many other notable publications. She is a recipient of the 2009 Larry Neal Writers Award and received a 2013 Pushcart Prize nomination from Iris G. Press. She is a Founding Editor of Tidal Basin Review and serves on the editorial board of Cherry Castle Publishing. Learn more at:
READ HER NEW WORK, forthcoming in the Show Us Your Papers Anthology, published by Main Street Rag ( as well as 400 years
the story of Black people in poems written from love 1619 – 2019, edited by Michael Simanga and Lita Hooper on
Broadside Lotus Press, with support from Third World Press Foundation and University of Detroit Mercy Press (
AND TO ORDER The Skinny Poetry Anthology