Meg Johnson

Author's Bio

Meg Johnson is the author of the full length poetry collection Inappropriate Sleepover (The National Poetry Review Press, 2014). Her second book, The Crimes of Clara Turlington, won the 2015 Vignette Collection Award and was recently published by Vine Leaves Press. Meg’s poems have appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Sugar House Review, Verse Daily, and others. Her nonfiction has appeared in BUST, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project, and Bustle. She received her MFA in creative writing from the NEOMFA Program and is the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal. Her website is: and she blogs at:

Publications and Prizes

Inappropriate Sleepover
(National Poetry Review Press, 2014)
asinine poetry, Atticus Review, Barely South Review, Blood Lotus, Camroc Press Review, Cease, Cows, Clutching at Straws, Counterexample Poetics, Hobart, Jet Fuel Review, Midwestern Gothic, Nashville Review, Pacific Coast Journal, Ping Pong, Punchnel's, Pure Francis, Radioactive Moat, rufous city review, San Pedro River Review, Slipstream, Slurve Magazine, Smoking Glue Gun, Softblow, Squalorly, Stone Highway Review, Sugar House Review, The Battered Suitcase, Destroyer, Orange Room Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Underground Voices, Wicked Alice, Word Riot, WTF PWM
Prizes Won: 
2015 Vignette Collection Award

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Ames, IA
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017