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Ms. Melissa Laussmann

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Institution Degree Graduation Date
Midwestern State University Master of Arts 2019
Midwestern State University Bachelor of Arts 2016
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Creative Writing and Research Awards

  • North Central Texas College Creative Writing Award-First Place: Adult Poetry for "A Day at the Rhine," April 2023.
  • MSU Celebration of Scholarship Best Podium Presentation in the Graduate Level for "How Deans of Women Changed Academia," April 2017.
  • Vinson Creative Writing Award for "Song of the Sufi," April 2015.


the ebb and flow." Shadow Pond Journal. Issue 3, Summer 2024.

"twilight breeze." Cold Moon Journal. May 2024.

"cherry blossoms." Cold Moon Journal. May 2024.

"first buds." Cold Moon Journal. May 2024.

"inferno." Humana Obscura. Spring 2024.

"sunset on the marsh." Cold Moon Journal. February 2024.

"Ewigkeit." Amethyst Review Magazine. April 2024.

"silkworm." Cold Moon Journal. January 2024.

"autumn dawn." Three Line Poetry, Issue No. 54, Prolific Press, 2020.

"moon takes a bow." Three Line Poetry, Issue No. 54, Prolific Press, 2020.

"winterberries." Three Line Poetry, Issue No. 55, Prolific Press, 2020.

"The Sufi's Song." Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, Spring 2019.

"silver crescent moon." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 63, Prolific Press, 2019.

"farewell to winter." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 61, Prolific Press, 2018.

"thunderstorm brewing." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 59, Prolific Press, 2018.

"enchanted nightfall." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 58, Prolific Press, 2018.

"Mount Fuji." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 57, Prolific Press, 2018.

"dawn in Kyoto." Haiku Journal, Issue #56, Prolific Press, 2018.

"summer afternoon." Haiku Journal Issue # 53, Prolific Press, 2017.

"Beata" and "Sense of Place" published in Poetry Quarterly, Spring 2021.

"Morning Meditation" published in Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2019.

"The Sweet Life." Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, Fall 2019, p. 27.

"winter night in bloom." Haiku Journal, Issue #64, Prolific Press, 2019.

"cool autumn." Haiku Journal, Issue #66, Prolific Press, 2021.

"Unrequited Love." Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press. Summer 2018, p. 50.

"pale moonlight." Cold Moon Journal. September 2023.

"The Present." 50 Haikus, Issue No. 15, Prolific Press, 2018, p. 46.

"at dawn." Humana Obscura, Issue No. 7, Fall 2023.

"Lotus." Haiku Journal, Issue No.62, Prolific Press, 2019.

"Who Says Awareness is Light?" and "Earth Song." Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, Spring 2018, p. 50-51.

"Rain." Haiku Journal, Issue No. 52, Prolific Press, 2017.

"rushing water." Three Line Poetry Journal, vol. 56, Prolific Press, 2021.

"weaving woman." Three Line Poetry Journal, vol. 57, Prolific Press, 2021.

"Landscape of Change: An Ecocritical View of Willa Cather's My Antonia,Agora Vol. 24, Article 12, 2015.

"Untitled." Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, 2021, p. 52.

"An Outline of Autumn." Poetry Quarterly, Prolific Press, Fall 2021, p. 51.

"Untitled." Beautiful Poetry, vol. 24, Silent Spark Press, March 2023.

"A Day at the Rhine." Sonder: The Annual Review for North Central Texas College. (Spring 2023): p.55.


  • "The Art of Seeing:Tracing the Paths of Mindfulness in Works by Muir, Dillard, and Snyder." 62nd ASAT Conference, Sam Houston State University, Nov. 8, 2018.
  • Poetry by Melissa Laussmann at Red River Reading Series, MSU, December 4, 2017.
  •  "Willa Cather's Landscape of Change." ASAT Conference, Huntsville, TX, November 2017.
  • "How Deans of Women Changed Academia." Celebration of Scholarship at MSU, Wichita Falls, TX, May 2017.