Megan’s collection Booker's Point (UNT Press, 2016)an oral history-driven portrait-in-verse, was awarded the 2017 Maine Book Award for Poetry and the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize. Her newest book, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, is forthcoming in 2020 from Acre Books.

Her poetry has appeared in journals such as PoetryThe Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, MeadThe Baltimore ReviewThe Antioch Review, Memorious, The Cincinnati Review, UnsplendidThe Indiana Review, Angle, The Louisville Review, the Berlin journal Sand, and other journals, and has been anthologized in Best of the Net,  Best New Poets, Verse Daily, Port City Poets, and The New York Times Poetry Pairing Series. 

Her awards include the Vassar Miller Prize, the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, The Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry, Best of the Net 2013, Best New Poets 2010, Maine Media Workshops’ Grand Prize for Literature, and the University of New England’s Bluestocking Award for Creative Writing.

She has been awarded residencies as a Hawthornden Fellow, at Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), and at the Wrangell Mountains Center (McCarthy, Alaska), Casa Libre en la Solana (Tucson, Arizona), Monson Arts (Monson, Maine), and Hewnoaks Artist Colony (Lovell, Maine).

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"Persephone's Chorus, in the Anthropocene: Trying So Hard," in Alluvian
"Persephone's Chorus, in the Anthropocene: Too Susceptible," in Diode
"Persephone's Lark Song" and "Persephone's Cleft Song," in Memorious
"Persephone's Blues Song" and "Persephone's Winter Feast Song," in The Baltimore Review

Some Kind of Hunter,” “Booker’s Point,” “Raking Near the Great Works,” and “Measures,” in Poetry
Vapors” in The Baltimore Review
Tall Puppets” and “Leaving the Room” in Memorious
Good Ones,” "In the Museum," and "Chorales, the curators" in Unsplendid
Suddenly a Grail” in Mead