Publications

Upcoming Publications:

    • If Blue, Then Sing (an essay forthcoming with Press Pause, 2021)
    • Physics and Green Room (poems forthcoming on Plume Poetry)
    • A Story of Circle and Breath (a stand-alone excerpt of my novel forthcoming in Brain Mill Press)
    • ash from a previous Night (an essay forthcoming with Always Crashing)
    • Ableism in the Fitness Industry (an article forthcoming with The Stylist UK)
    • Mystery Confirmed (a poem forthcoming in Sonic Boom, April 2021)
    • Headstone and Remainder (poems forthcoming in Gyroscope in 2021)

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My print publications to date

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Walking While Female on Stoneslide Corrective (Dec. 31, 2016)
  • We Are All Here on Path With Art (Dec. 31, 2016)
  • Glass Hour on Algebra of Owls (Dec. 13, 2016)
  • Divorce in the Winter 2016 issue of After the Pause, page mmm (Dec. 3, 2016)
  • Not Jumping (since formatting matters, imagine this in four-lined stanzas rather than each line on its own since that’s the way I wrote/agonized over it), runner up in its annual Foley Poetry Contest in print and online in America Magazine (Nov. 28, 2016)
  • An original piece about my experience after Donald Trump’s election on the now defunct This Is Not Normal (Nov. 17, 2016)
  • Working Mom on 200 CCs (Nov. 4, 2016)
  • A book review of The Making of Donald Trump in Real Change (Nov. 2, 2016)
  • Placed in Glimmer Train‘s top 25 for their Very Short Fiction contest (Oct. 2016)
  • Book review of The Value of Homelessness in Real Change (Oct. 12, 2016)
  • Book review of Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right in Real Change (Oct. 5, 2016)
  • Purple is for Playtime, a print-on-demand children’s book I created with an illustrator in 2016 that talks about friendships starring Blue and Red and how they interact with the other colors.
  • A revision of Pinata on poems2go.wordpress.com (Sep. 9, 2016)
  • Politics in The Careless Embrace of the Boneshakergreat weather for MEDIA anthology (August 8, 2016)
  • In Defense of Apologies on ThoughtCatalog (July 26, 2016)
  • How and why my husband and I both changed our last names when we got married on the now defunct xoJane (June 17, 2016)
  • The Green City in Real Change (June 15, 2016)
  • Thoughts about unfriending on the now defnuct xoJane (June 9, 2016)
  • Thoughts on Trump, an Op-Ed in Real Change (May 25, 2016)
  • BirthdayApril Contest winner for CreativeInk’s monthly writing contest (May 25, 2016)
  • When You’ve Reached the End of Your Rope, Please Hold On on ThoughtCatalog (May 6, 2016)
  • Letter to the Editor in The Seattle Times(April 25, 2016)
  • Daring to Hope in Syria, in Pankhearst’s America is Not the World anthology (April 15, 2016)
  • Autism Awareness Hurts, Rather Than Helps, People on the Spectrum on the now defunct xoJane (April 12, 2016)
  • Trigger Warnings Censor and Harm Survivors on the now defunct xoJane (April 8, 2016)
  • Op-Ed in Real Change (April 6, 2016)
  • Looking Autistic in The Atlantic (March 24, 2016)
  • Cornfield Country republished w/ permission on Seattle Pacific Seminary’s blog (March 17, 2016)
  • Book review of Invisible in Austin in Real Change (March 2nd, 2016)
  • Piñata, Physics and Vapor in the now defunct Tiny Poetry: Macropoetics (Feb. 26, 2016)
  • Five poems from my chapbook Long Division with the now defunct Five (Feb. 23, 2016)
  • When Getting Grounded Takes a Sea in LitroMagazine (Feb. 20, 2016)
  • Interview with Alyssa Katz, author of The Influence Machine: The Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life in Real Change (Jan. 27th, 2016)
  • Clay, top-ten finalist in the now defunct Blue Bonnet Review’s annual poetry contest (Jan. 22, 2016)
  • Op-Ed in Real Change about fear and comfort in today’s political environment (Jan. 6, 2016)

 2015

  • Book review of The Rule of Nobody in Real Change (Dec. 9, 2015)
  • Contest winner: short piece in course catalog (winter 2015, page 2)
  • Laundry in Three Line Poetry (Nov. 2015)
  • Essay in Atticus Review: “ASD: A Spectrum in the Rough” (Oct. 27, 2015)
  • Letter to the editor at The New Yorker (Oct. 26, 2015) re: Malcolm Gladwell’s Thresholds of Violence
  • Portmanteau with the now defunct Pith (October 22, 2015)
  • Interview with author Robert Scheer about government spying, his book They Know Everything About You and what we can do to restore individual privacy (Sept. 30, 2015)
  • Interview with medical interpreter trainer Juan Gutierrez in Real Change (Sept. 23, 2015
  • How To Get Really Married in the Juniper Artland Competition (Sept. 22, 2015)
  • The Pastor on fiftywordstories.com (Sept. 8, 2015)
  • Received Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 84 Annual Writing Competition for my nonfiction essay Depth Perfection (Sept. 2015)
  • Vapor, printed on a postcardinterview with Red-Flag Poetry Service (August 15, 2015)
  • Participation in the Lament for the Dead project, mourning the loss of Craig Whisenand (August 12, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about the laws banning/restricting distributing food to the homeless (July 15, 2015)
  • Op-ed article in Real Change about WA State’s new addendum to its mental health legislation, “Joel’s Law” (May 27, 2015)
  • May 2015  participant in Tupelo Press’s 30/30 Project – a poem-a-day fundraiser for this indie literary press
  • Five Pieces on Scotland’s Annual Open Arts and Craft Open Studios event, the “Spring Fling” (May 22, 2015)
  1. Revenance
  2. Vapor
  3. Clay
  4. Perforation
  5. Rock, O My Baby

2014

  1. Reflections on former bishop N.T. Wright’s lecture
  2. Synopsis of Madeleine Albright’s Visit
  3. Review of James Bryan Smith’s Church Leaders Forum
  4. Synopsis of James K.A Smith’s “Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom Lecture  
  5. Review of the Annual Paul T. Walls Lecture: Dr. Wall on Revelation:  Part I and Part II
  6. Synopsis of “Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age” Discussion
  7. Review of Andy Crouch’s keynote address for the Day of Common Learning
  8. Synopsis of Race in America after Ferguson Forum at SPU: Part I and Part II
  9. Reflections on Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice, hosted by First Free Methodist Church
  10. Palmer Lecture Series: Review of Lecture and Q&A session
  11. Reflections on the Pacific NW Conference’s Racial Reconciliation Summit
  12. Recap of “Hackers, Spies and Freedom” – a lecture by former (and longest-served) director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander
  13. Summary of the annual Wall’s Lecture
  14. Reflections on the First Annual “No Limits, No Boundaries” disability event

2013 and older

  • “Little Book of Longing” and “Simulacra,” ditchpoetry.com (Dec. 2013)
  • “A Rescue,” Café Aphra blog (Sep. 2013)
  • Short, untitled piece, The Sun Magazine’sReader’s Write section (Feb. 2013)
  • “Wishing Well,” Ballard Street Poetry Journal (March 2012)
  • “Well,” honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Essay Competition (May 2011)
  • “Blessed Are We,” Vineyards: A Collection of Christian Poetry(Feb. 2011)
  • Nature of Words Rising Star Competition:
  1. Won Poetry category for “The Little Book of Longing,” age group 25+ (Nov. 2012)
  2. Honorable Mention in poetry category for “Dinner with My Father,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2011)
  3. Honorable Mention in nature essay category for “Noisy Roots”, age group 19-25 (Nov. 2010)
  4. Won nonfiction short story category for “Moving,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2009)
  • “To Be Attitudes,” grand-prize winner in the poetry category for Chapel Arts Commission at SPU (March 2009)
  • My very old blog I started to document my solo travels around Europe in the summer of 2009 and a bit beyond

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Comments

Straight white male
November 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

Megan

Your review “Poet Slam” is a brave piece.

For years I was disturbed by Hall’s specious claim that “The sound and density of poems require more testosterone,” a claim he made repeatedly. Implicit in that is a criticism of female poets. http://www.triquarterly.org/node/273721

And then there is the disgusting notion of “Hall’s Harem.”: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/donald-halls-late-burst-of-creativity

I hope your review gets read and leads to more discussion of this ugly side of poetry, and more talking back.



Charles (no cops, please)
February 1, 2019 at 8:24 pm

I stumbled over your piece on the National Suicide Hotline while on my way to that hotline to call them. I’m in deep at this point. I really appreciated what you had to say as I’m concerned for no cops at my door. They aren’t whom I need just this minute or today or tomorrow.

I’m an anti-capitalist myself, so I also appreciated your remarkable and surprising understanding of how social and cultural influences can also contribute to how people become suicidal. You’re quite right in my opinion, but then what am I doing? I’m not calling the hotline and my psychiatrist is done with me, as is everyone else.



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