Portland, Oregon, USA
Melissa (Mei An) Reed studies interfaces between Classical Chinese Medical Arts and English Literature. Her research has been published in international journals such as The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Arts in Psychotherapy and Roeper Review. Her poetry has been published by Guild Press, Psychological Perspectives, Los Angeles, The Empty Vessel, and The Red Door Literary Journal of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. She is also an International Baccalaureate Professor of English Literature and Composition, Text and Performance, Theater Arts and Theory of Knowledge. Not only her Eastern-European students, but students throughout the globe mend their souls through literature. Literature makes her come alive and be a catalyst for others to discover what makes them come alive. Literature also takes her to the edge of the world, where perspective allows us to challenge the certainty of completed knowledge and revise our lives.