Melissa M. Tripp is a writer, poet, author, and storyteller Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores and expresses themes of love, vulnerability, empowerment, simplicity, personal narrative, and hypothetical selves. When asked what inspiration for her is in an interview with London-based writer and blogger Bianca Bass, she says: "Sometimes I think we complicate inspiration trying to dissect it and confine it to one room. I'm learning to just let it be magic and mystery." Her first book, 'root', a powerfully raw and characteristically ambiguous collection of poetry — published in 2015 and met with a generous reception — was once described as "an emotional package of walkways into an array of personal inner self, and also the beating heart of an open road of discovery." She has since established her widely regarded prose both nationally and internationally, with Nylon Magazine dubbing her one of "12 Female Poets To Watch" in 2016 and has also self-published two other collections, ‘24 hours later’ and ‘Piecing: 101 Affirmations to Heal Your Heart.’ In addition to writing books, Melissa publishes a daily newsletter, "The Daily Love Letters," aimed at uplifting those who need the inbox encouragement.