Megan Grumbling is a writer, editor, and teacher who lives in Portland, Maine.
Her poetry collection Booker's Point (UNT, 2016), an oral history-driven portrait of an old Mainer, was awarded the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize and the 2017 Maine Book Award for Poetry. Her newest book, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, is forthcoming from Acre Books in 2020.
She is librettist of the opera Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, a co-creation with the late composer Denis Nye. Awarded the Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Robert Frost Foundation Award, her poetry appears widely in literary journals. Megan also writes theater criticism, book and film reviews, journalism, and essays. Her work is deeply influenced by stories, documentary modes, history, language, and the natural world.