Oxeye Editing


Thoughtful, creative editing that cares about the shared habitats of poetry, art, plants and creatures, real & imagined.

Reasonable rates


Melanie Noel is the author of The Monarchs (Stockport Flats, 2013) and a ringing, (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2020). Her poems have appeared in Lana Turner, Spiral Orb, GUEST, The Volta, and The Arcadia Project. Recent editing projects include the Crocosmic Tarot Deck by Leon Finley and Heide Hinrichs' shelf documents: art library as practice and Art on Campus. Melanie was a co-curator of the dance, music and poetry series APOSTROPHE and curated Impala, a reading series that took place in her grandmother’s car. She sometimes teaches experimental and experiential classes, such as Animals Writing, and The Emotional Lives of Vowels, meant to invoke an altered sense of scale. Classes are usually taught in zoos & parks. She studied poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and performance at Listaháskóli Íslands. She thinks and dreams about antennae and giants.

short movie loop of a women scratching the throat of a happy ox sitting in a green field with a mountain and cloudy skies behind

scritches for your throat chakra
helping you say what you mean

short time lapse movie loop of a yellow dandelion flower closing and going to seed

a bright eye for your creativity

short movie loop of a women snuggling with an ox while scratching his head

a steady embodied gaze
a place to lean in