The Melrose Poetry Bureau is the brainchild of poet/writers Nayeli Adorador-Knudsen and Bobby Gordon. Working as either a solo artist, a duo, or enlisting the services of additional poet/writer/educators, MPB offers a wealth of performance and educational opportunities including but not limited to performance of original spoken word pieces, public writing installations (i.e. the Transient TypeWriter Project), writing workshop residencies, and coordination of poetry slams. Nayeli and Bobby share impressive individual credits: Nayeli - HBO's Def Jam Poetry, title role in the film "Opal", Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finalist, MA-University of Washington. Bobby - Writer/Solo Performer in critically acclaimed "Debby Does My Dad", Director/Lecturer/Founder "Performing Sexual Health: The UCLA Sex Squad", MA in Applied Theater Arts, USC.