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Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, Arizona where she spends her days exploring, drinking too much coffee and avoiding the laundry.


Her poems and translations have appeared in publications including The Atlanta Review, Mom Egg Review, Hunger Mountain, International Poetry Review, Diode, and more.  She holds a MFA degree from UNLV and was the winner of the 2017 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, the 2016-2017 Cog Literary Award, the Las Vegas Poets Prize, second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and most recently the Inaugural Michelle Boisseau Prize.  She is a multi-year Pushcart Prize nominee. 


She is the editor of Pirene's Fountain and the author of three full-length collections with Glass Lyre Press: Gravel Ghosts, (2016), The Dark's Humming, ( 2015 Lyrebird Award), and Grief Flowers (2018).  Her latest book, Before the Fevered Snow (Stillhouse Press) came into the world in April  2020. She is also the author of four chapbooks: Translucent, sealed, (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), Unspeakable Light (Throwback Books, 2016), In the Rooms of a Tiny House (ELJ Publications, 2016), and A Thousand Paper Cranes (Finishing Line Press, 2016).  She offers mentorship opportunities, editing services, and manuscript consultations through


Her first children’s book, These Words I Shaped for You, is now available with Penguin Random House. 


You can find her on Instagram: @meganamerchantpoet.

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