patriarchy tonic – a micro poetry film

My film starts at 3:15 (it’s only 35 seconds long)

The fabulous editors of Tiny Spoon hosted a virtual release party inviting contributors from their Consumption issue to submit virtual readings. I took the opportunity to create a micro (super-short) film for my poem, patriarchy tonic. It’s also a protection spell and stars my sweet kitty, Abbie “Abracadabra Dream” Hoffman. Enjoy!

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Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at

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