Melissa Buzzeo writes a literature of encounter, but also: descent, healing, refusal. She is the author of four full-length books: The Devastation (Nightboat 2015), For Want and Sound (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug, 2009) and What Began Us (Leon Works, 2007). She teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and maintains a radical palm reading practice. At one time, she went to Cornell and then to Iowa. Currently she is working on a specific kind of memoir simply called Writing.