Melissa Rae Burns
( At only fifteen years of age in 2002, Melissa Rae Burns was the youngest poet to have been selected. )
Melissa Rae Burns says of herself:
"I've been writing poetry ever since my grandfather died, but I've loved writing ever since I was seven. Since my father left my mother and I, my grandfather was like a dad to me. Once he died, it seemed like a switch was turned on and my poetic juices started flowing. I wrote a poem about him, which recently won another contest, and the other poems were written during a very hard time in my life."
Copyright shall at all times remain vested in the Author. No part of the work shall be used, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the Author's express written consent.
Copyright © 2003 K. Kianush, Art Arena