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Melanie Rae Thon

Melanie Rae by Andi Olsen

“Our only hope of finding grace was to tell our stories to each other,” writes Melanie Rae Thon in an essay titled “You Can’t Avoid Trouble: First, Body.” Both the line and the essay’s title are apt descriptions of Thon, who has been crafting graceful and haunting stories rife with bodily and spiritual harm for over three decades. . .

The author of several books of poetry, fiction and essays, Melanie Rae Thon is the recent recipient of a Fellowship from The Guggenheim Foundation. She’s also one of the featured authors in Artist of Utah’s upcoming literary series at Finch Lane Gallery.

Read our profile in the April 2016 edition of 15 Bytes.

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