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 American Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterlyAGNI, PBS NewsHourPoetry Daily, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. Her creative nonfiction essays have recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Common, and Superstition Review, and will soon appear in Catamaran Literary Reader and Under the Sun. Megan has regularly written travel features and book reviews for The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Her short stories have appeared in journals that include Alaska Quarterly ReviewCimarron Review, Meridian, and Sycamore Review.

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