Melanie Janisse is a native of Windsor, Ontario. She holds degrees Communications from Concordia University and Visual Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Now a resident of Toronto, Melanie keeps active as a visual artist, poet, designer and shop owner. Orioles at the Oranges is her first collection of poetry.
"Melanie Janisse’s Orioles in the Oranges
is the work of a soldier of romance. In a language that enchants as it haunts, Janisse presses herself against the velocity of fate and refuses history’s slide into remoteness. Hers is an act of rebellion. She resurrects ancestral ghosts with an archivist’s precision, a mourner’s yearning, a sensualist’s care. She takes lives into her hands — both to examine their ends and to insist on their beginnings."
– Claudia Dey