Melissa Balmain edits Light, a journal of comic poetry that will move online later in 2013. Her poems have appeared in such anthologies as The Iron Book of Humorous Verse and Killer Verse, and in Measure, Mezzo Cammin, The Spectator (UK), The Washington Post and other publications. She’s been a finalist for the X.J. Kennedy Parody Award, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award and the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. She teaches writing at the University of Rochester.