Melody S. Gee was born in Taiwan and raised in Cerritos, California. Her first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010Perugia Press Book Prize. Her second collection, The Dead in Daylight (2016), is available from Cooper Dillon Books, and was a finalist for the 2016 Jacar Press Julie Suk Award.

After earning a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico, she taught writing at Purdue University, Ivy Tech College, Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Southwestern Illinois College.  

Her poems and essays most recently appear in The Los Angeles Review, Meridian, Barnstorm Literary Journal, Spillway, The Book of Scented Things Anthology, Boxcar Poetry Review, and others. Her awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best New Poets nomination, the Robert Watson Literary Prize, and a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellowship.  

Currently, she teaches developmental writing at St. Louis Community College, and lives with her husband and daughters in Saint Louis, MO.

Read work here.