Melba Major (M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham; M.F.A., Antioch University Los Angeles) specializes in Creative Nonfiction and Rhetoric and Composition. Her recent research explores connections between creative writing and composition pedagogies. Secondary interests include Southern Gothic literature and the technique of literary omission. Her work has appeared in The Citron Review, Southern Women’s Review, Lunch Ticket and the G.R.I.T.S (Girls Raised in the South) Anthology. Her lyric essay “The Wild Things” was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.