Meleah Perez

Meleah Perez
  • Graduate Research Assistant

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Meleah is a poetry MFA student at the University of Kansas. She has a B.A. from the University of Arkansas in both journalism and creative writing. Her passions include Scorpio season, TikTok, movies, boxing, writing, and her dog, Sadie. Meleah studies lyrical, narrative, and confessional poetry. Her own writing explores the dynamics of familial ties, trauma, and grief. Meleah is currently working on a memoir and as always, several poems and stories. All the above look at how politics, race, medicine, death, and mental illness collide in the context of a multi-racial family. Meleah’s ultimate goal is to be able to buy a car that can parallel park for her.


contemporary and confessional poetry, literary memoir, gender studies, body diversity