MELODY NIXON     |

NONFICTION

Selected recent essays, short stories, and articles.

Portraits

Oceanic Feeling, After Christchurch
Oceanic Feeling, After Christchurch

A lyric essay in response to the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings

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Bergen, Norway: Discourse & Context
Bergen, Norway: Discourse & Context

A photo essay exploring Bergen's art scene.

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Dissolve
Dissolve

Personal essay on individual and cultural histories, relationships, and race in America, published in Issue 14 of Cura Magazine, December 2014.

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Stay
Stay

Personal essay dealing with death, tragedy, post-colonialism and identity in New Zealand. September 2014.

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I Believe New Yorkers
I Believe New Yorkers

An essay on the self-mythologizing that's encouraged of writers in New York City. Republished August 2015.

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Bed Stuy: Buy or Die
Bed Stuy: Buy or Die

An essay on rampant gentrification in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York. Published by The Common and The Brooklyn Eagle.

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Searching the In-between
Searching the In-between

On flight MH370 and the emotional landscape of missing persons.

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Where I Don't Write
Where I Don't Write

A personal essay on the tricky balancing act of writing at arts residencies.

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Ich bin ein Berliner/Brooklyner
Ich bin ein Berliner/Brooklyner

An essay on the rapid changes in Berlin—based on two visits to the city ten years apart.

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Shawn Vestal's God-Filled Idaho
Shawn Vestal's God-Filled Idaho

A feature on short fiction writer Shawn Vestal, winner of the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

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January 2014. Read online at The Brooklyn Eagle.

Read online at Midnight Breakfast.

Published April 2014. Read online at The Common

Published May 2013. Read online at The Common

Published May 2013. Read online at Bloom.

Read online at Cura.

October 2013. Read online at The Common.

All photos copyright Melody Nixon, contact for permission to use.