In Camera Obscura--a chapbook of free verse poetry--Melinda's poems draw on her experience as an artist and photographer, using her keen sense of visual awareness to engage us. But her poems dig deeper than merely showing us an image. They bring insight into her world, and ours.



Subject: Poetry, Pub. Date: 2022-01-04, Book Id: 58, ISBN: , Print Size: 8x8, Print Length: 64, Category:

Melinda B Hipple

Author of the mystery novella Hotel Toledo and two poetry chapbooks, Melinda is winner of the 2014 Moorman Prize for Prose. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including three poems anthologized in First Water; Best of Pirene’s Fountain. She was editor of Japanesse short-form poetry for three online journals, and was the 2016 editor of the annual literary magazine Watershed. Find more of her work at