Melissa Hart

Essays and Articles

​"Why We Write: on pandemics, heat waves, police brutality, and resilience" from Brevity


"How One Mother Used a Little Free Library to Teach Her Daughter Empathy" from Real Simple


"Seafaring Felines: Cats Have Long Had Adventures Aboard Ships" from The Washington Post


Young Birder Tells Others to Flock to Nature and Observe" from The Washington Post


"These Rescue Organizations are Good Luck for Black Cats" from The Washington Post


"Can I Play That?" from The New York Times


"Reflections on my Grandmother's Costume Shop while Anxiously Making Masks" fromHippocampus


"The Problem with Dog Poop Bags" from The Bark


​"A Bird's Song Adds Wonder to the World" fromHigh Country News


"The Mysteries of the Everyday" from High Country News


"The Privilege to Raise our Voices" from Oregon Humanities 


"Love Iron Chef? Try Cooking for a Homeless Shelter" from The Oregonian


"Adopt a Raptor?" fromOrion


"Love Brings Us Home: Caring for Drug-Exposed Babies" fromOregon Quarterly


"Meet the Queerspawn" fromGay & Lesbian Review


"Why Mom Won't Get Married" from The Advocate


Sharing a Deck, Tales, and Tape: Camping on the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry" fromThe Boston Globe


"In My Grandmother's Wake" from The Los Angeles Times


"South Park in the Tradition of Chaucer and Shakespeare" fromThe Chronicle of Higher Education