Megan Harlan is an essayist, creative nonfiction writer, and poet.

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 creative nonfiction essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Cincinnati Review, The Common, Catamaran, Superstition Review, and Under the Sun. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, PBS NewsHourPoetry Daily, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. 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, and Sycamore Review.

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