Room for Joy



Brandon Melendez is a biracial poet born in New York and raised in California. He is a National Poetry Slam finalist, Rustbelt Poetry Slam finalist, two time Berkeley Grand Slam Champion, and he has won “Best Poem” & “Funniest Poem” at collegiate national poetry competitions. He received a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and is currently an MFA candidate at Emerson College.