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A new stanza for poet

Literary friends help a down-and-out Melissa Green

The poems of Winthrop resident Melissa Green reflect an acute sensitivity and a troubled upbringing. The poems of Winthrop resident Melissa Green reflect an acute sensitivity and a troubled upbringing. (Globe Staff Photo / Pat Greenhouse)
By James Sullivan
Globe Correspondent / February 7, 2008

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When Melissa Green took the podium at a Boston University event in her honor in December, the gathering held its collective breath. The assembled poets, publishers, and writing professors, among them a former US poet laureate and Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, were all too aware of the writer's sometimes debilitating depression. (Full article: 1036 words)

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