Robert Vincent Morea III founded melodically challenged in May of 2006, after he had been appointed program director of WRAS, the largest all student run radio station in the country. He had been born with Cystic Fibrosis and had received a double lung transplant three-and-a-half years earlier. He contracted an infection shortly after he began the show and passed away June 20, 2006. Robert was awarded his B.A. in English posthumously from Georgia State University. This show is dedicated to Robert Morea and we hope to be able to award scholarships for poets and students who participate in college radio in his name in the future.
K. B. Kincer’s poetry has appeared in Touch: The Journal of Healing , The Atlanta Review , Poet Lore , The Healing Muse , Dappled Things , Red River Review, and elsewhere . She received her MFA in 2009 from Georgia State University and is currently enrolled in their Ph.D. Program. Besides teaching and taking classes, she also hosts melodically challenged , a weekly poetry radio program that airs on WRAS, Georgia State’s 100,000 watt student-run radio station.
Ben Michelman is a teacher of the humanities at the Paideia School in Atlanta. He is currently enrolled in the Georgia State MFA program for poetry. His poems have been published in Spillway Magazine and Barrelhouse Magazine. He enjoys tennis, basketball, and photography.
Jessica Temple earned her BA from the University of Alabama and her MA from Mississippi State University. She is currently a PhD student at Georgia State University, where she reads for Five Points. Her work has recently appeared in Loose Change Magazine, Red Clay Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, and decomP magazinE. Her chapbook, Seamless and Other Legends, is available from Finishing Line Press.
Robbie Atkinson is actively completing studies at Georgia State University and will be graduating in 2016. Despite being a Film and Video major, she still utilizes her musical talent by occasionally composing and playing music. Prior to attending GSU, she was a devout cellist for the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra at KSU and received musical training for seven years. She currently researches, writes and reads information about artists for Melodically Challenged.