Melissa Lee-Houghton


Melissa Lee-Houghton is a poet and writer of short fiction. Her first collection, A Body Made Of You is a series of portraits written for other writers, artists, strangers and friends published by Penned In The Margins. Her poetry and fiction have featured in numerous literary magazines such as Magma, Tears In The Fence, The New Writer, Poetry Salzburg, The Reader & La Reata. She has work upcoming in Starry Rhymes, an anthology of poetry to celebrate the work of Allen Ginsberg published by Read This Press. She is a regular reviewer for The Short Review.



Poetry/Short Fiction

Publications & Performance History

A Body Made Of You. Published April 2011 by Penned In The Margins.

Workshop & Reading Experience

Succour poetry evenings, Manchester.


Available on request.

Group size preference

Up to 25.

Group age preference


Working languages


Area prepared to travel

East Lancashire region using public transport.

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