Megan Harlan is an essayist, poet, and fiction writer.

Her first book, Mapmaking (BkMk Press/New Letters), was selected by Sidney Wade for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and called "a miracle of invention" by Alice Fulton. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hotel Amerika, American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterlyAGNI, PBS NewsHourPoetry Daily, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her creative nonfiction essays appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Common, and Superstition Review, while her travel features and book reviews have been regularly published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and Entertainment Weekly. Her short stories have appeared in journals that include Alaska Quarterly ReviewCimarron ReviewMeridian, and Sycamore Review.

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