MELISSA BUZZEO writes a literature of encounter, but also: descent, healing, refusal. She is the author of four full-length books: The Devastation (2015), For Want and Sound (2013), Face (2009) and What Began Us (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.