Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press, 2010). The 2013 winner of the Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Prize and a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund artist grant, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers’ conference, and is assistant professor of creative nonfiction at Monmouth University, as well as MFA faculty in the low-residency program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She splits her time between Brooklyn, New York, and Mohave Valley, Arizona.


Fall 2014

All of Me

By Melissa Febos

The touch of strangers still startles me. Unknown fingertips brushing the soft inside of my bicep, grazing the back of my shoulder, closing firmly around my forearm. I flinch, gasp, […]