Megan Harlan

Berkeley, CA

Author's Bio

Megan Harlan is a creative nonfiction writer and poet. Her memoir essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review (which nominated her essay for a Pushcart Prize), Superstition Review, Catamaran, Under the Sun, and The Common. Her first book of poems, MAPMAKING, won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and was published by the University of Missouri's BkMk Press/New Letters (2010). Her poetry has appeared in AGNI Online, American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Verse Daily, among other journals, and on PBS Newshour's Poetry Series website. Megan's fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, Meridian, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Sycamore Review. She holds a master's degree from New York University's Creative Writing Program and a B.A. in English from Tufts University.

Publications and Prizes

(BkMk Press-UMKC, 2010)
AGNI Online, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Laurel Review, Meridian, Natural Bridge, New Orleans Review, Notre Dame Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Phoebe, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Smartish Pace, Sycamore Review, TriQuarterly, Verse Daily
Prizes Won: 
John Ciardi Prize for Poetry (2009)Confrontation Poetry Prize (2014)

More Information

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Jul 18, 2017