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Midnight Feasts

Midnight Feasts.  This is a gorgeous anthology of fun and funny poetry for children. Edited by A.F. Harrold, with beautiful full color illustrations by Katy Riddell.  It includes works by Lewis Carroll and William Carlos Williams, along with contemporary poets like June Melby who has two poems in it! The theme:  food!

A few short works available to read online.

"The Magic FFA Jacket"  -- Aired on "Wisconsin Life," on Wisconsin Public Radio.


"The Story of the Tree Bark" -- A fairy tale that takes place on a farm. Published in Ilanot Review.


"Bee, a fable". In Spank the Carp, issue 44.


"The Art of Holiday Food". Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

My Family and Other Hazards

Winner, Midwest Connections Award; New York Times Bestseller!

My Family and Other Hazards is a wonderful, witty account of growing up on a mini-golf course…In a droll, understated voice that recalls Dorothy Parker ... The book is packed with self-contained vignettes that have the shapeliness of a well-told joke." –Christian Science Monitor

Enchanting... An outpouring of tender, witty memories... Melby showcases her corny, unaffected Midwestern humor in this inspired work. –Publisher's Weekly

A summer delight . . . Melby's ode to Wisconsin is rich with detail. –Minneapolis Star Tribune

A winning, charming memoir about summers spent at a family-owned mini-golf course in Wisconsin. Funny and nostalgic without being sentimental, Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood. A perfect summer book –Rob Spillman, editor "Tin House"

Witty . . . A lot of fun and enjoyable to navigate. –Kirkus

“Clever, outrageously funny . . . My Family and Other Hazards is a nostalgic look back at Melby's experiences and the inevitability of letting go of one's childhood.” –Express Milwaukee

June Melby and Her Future Enemies - cd

Studio recording of June's poem-songs with her band, including guitar, drums, bass, and more. These tracks are half-spoken, half sung, and include "Bonking Sound" and "Dust." Recorded in Los Angeles.

Tub Toys

A chapbook collection of poetry, ink drawings, and cover art by June Melby. Her third collection.