"The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is." --Ludwig Wittgenstein
Melissa Rhoades earned a Masters in Cultural Studies from Birmingham University, England, and an MFA in Poetry from Eastern Washington University. Her poems have been published in Redactions, Nerve Cowboy, Coal City Review, and other journals. Her poem "Dutch East India Company" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003.