We Slept in Body Bags, Just in Case by Melanie Sevcenko



Melanie Sevcenko is a startling new talent. Her poetry encompasses wind-blown, wide-open spaces while whispering its confidences. Deft, with a lightness of touch, it speaks profoundly of a life torn free of its roots.”

–Victoria Gosling, The Reader Berlin


We Slept in Body Bags, Just in Case brings us a crisp voice in contemporary poetry. Everyday observations are disassembled through lyrical storytelling and brought to us with poignant clarity that is at once subtle and vivid. Melanie Sevcenko’s work is instinctive and insightful and her authentic narratives encompass the idiosyncratic patter of modern life.”

–Sharmaine Lovegrove, Dialogue Books





We Slept in Body Bags, Just in Case

by Melanie Sevcenko

$12, paper

Melanie Sevcenko is a journalist and poet. Growing up in Toronto and Texas, she has also lived in Dublin, Prague and Berlin, all places from which she takes inspiration. Her journalism, in both print and radio, has been published by Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Global Post, Monocle, Toronto Star, USA Today, and CBC Radio, amongst others. She also produces the radio program Berlin Stories for NPR Berlin.

Her poetry and short fiction has been published by newleaf (Germany’s English-language literary magazine), The Fourth River (literary journal of Chatham University), Sojourn, A Journal of the Arts (University of Texas), BlazeVOX (contemporary fiction and poetry) and Nexus (literary journal of Wright State University). She has also been invited to read her poetry on the Secretly Timid podcast and at the Sojourn reading series in Dallas, and on NPR Berlin.

Melanie likes whisky, records and good pencils. She currently lives between Berlin, Germany and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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