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Megan Grumbling

Co-founder and Librettist
Portland, Maine
Megan's collection Booker's Point, awarded the Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry, is out this month from the University of North Texas Press. She is also librettist of the new spoken opera Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, a co-creation with composer Denis Nye, which premieres this May in Portland, Maine. Her work has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation, a Hawthornden Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, and a St. Boltoph Emerging Artist Award, and has been included in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Verse Daily. Megan serves as Reviews Editor for The Café Review, a poetry and arts journal, and has since 2004 written weekly theater criticism for the Portland Phoenix. She teaches at the University of New England and Southern Maine Community College, and is a writing mentor at The Telling Room.