Melinda Palacio

Melinda Palacio is the author of the novel, Ocotillo Dreams, winner of a 2012 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award. Her first full-length poetry collection, How Fire Is a Story, Waiting, (Tia Chucha Press 2012) was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Award, the Paterson Prize, and received First Prize in Poetry at the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. In 2015, her work was featured on the Academy of American Poets. Bird Forgiveness is her latest poetry collection.