I am committed to and excel in these areas: community empowerment; writing and literature; and education. I write poems, essays, articles, and prepare grant proposals for nonprofits.
Poetry Friday: “After”
Introduction to Marjorie Stelmach's poem "After."
An essay on creativity and parenting.
When You See the Heartbeat
An essay on missed miscarriage.
10 Low Cost (or Free) Indoor Play Spaces
A guide to indoor play spaces for less than $5 drop-in in Portland, Oregon.
Beyond Goodwill: Where to Donate Kids Gear
A guide to donating used baby and kids gear to nonprofits in Portland, Oregon.
Just Opened: The Wiggle Room
A profile of a new indoor play space in Portland designed for the developmental needs of children ages 0-7, including kids with sensory processing disorders.
A Vocabulary of Growth
Essay on growth charts at Mothers Always Write
How Community Gardens Renew our Foodways – In Good Tilth
How Community Gardens Renew our Foodways – In Good ...
An Incomplete Alphabet, by Melissa Reeser Poulin - The Ekphrastic Review: writing and art on art and writing
An Incomplete Alphabet, by Melissa Reeser Poulin - ...
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Mom Psalms: On anxiety, mothering, and prayer | Hip Mama
2016 Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize Winners: Melissa Reeser Poulin + Barbara Ellen Sorensen - Ruminate Magazine
Ruminate Magazine is excited to share with you the winners of the 2016 Janet B McCabe Poetry Prize. The winning...Read More »...
Food Systems Transformation
In Good Tilth - Winter 2014 published by Oregon Tilth
The beanpods like yellowed party favors snap and spill into the bowl. Tight seeds jingle on glass. Outside, the garden......
BIKEmpowered! Bike Coach Brian Lacy on Shifting Our Emotional Gears | Neighborhood Notes
Riding with a Bike Coach | Neighborhood Notes
How to Read a Poem
Apr 21, 2015 ... Melissa Reeser Poulin is a poet and writer. Her work appears or is ... Melissa, what a fine introduction to How to Read a Poem. Love it....