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Metta S. Sama

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Metta Sama, legal name Lydia Melvin, is an Assistant Professor and director of creative writing at Salem College in Salem, MA. She is the author of South of Here (2005), which was nominated for a multitude of awards including the Yale Younger series award and the Paris Review Prize, being a finalist for both. She is also the writer of Nocturne Trio (2012). Her Poems have been included in Vinyl, Blackbird, and Crab Orchard Review among others. She received her PHD from SUNY – Binghamton.

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