Megan Merchant



April 2020

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Megan Merchant holds an MFA degree in International Creative Writing from UNLV and is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including Gravel Ghosts (2016), The Dark’s Humming (2017) — winner of the 2015 Lyrebird Award — and Grief Flowers (2018). She has also penned four chapbooks, and is the author of the children’s book These Words I Shaped for You (Philomel Books/Penguin Random House).

Merchant was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, the 2018 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and most recently, second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She is an editor at Pirene’s Fountain and The Comstock Review.

She lives in Prescott, AZ with her husband and two children.

You can find her at:; @MeganMerchant

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