Linger by Melissa Fite Johnson



Melissa Fite Johnson’s is the author of While the Kettle’s On (Little Balkans Press, 2015), which won the Nelson Poetry Book Award.  She was the featured poet in the Fall 2015 issue of The Journal: Inspiration for the Common Good. Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Valparaiso Poetry ReviewBroadsided Press, I-70 ReviewRust + MothThe Invisible BearThe New Verse News, and velvet-tail. Melissa and her husband live in Kansas, where she teaches English. For more, visit