Megan Grumbling is a poet, educator, and critic. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry,The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, and other journals; was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation; received the Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry; and was chosen for the Best New Poets and Best of the Net anthologies. She reviews plays and books for the Portland Phoenix, and is reviews editor of the poetry and arts journal The Café Review. She has written and staged performance works as part of the Sacred and Profane, the Belfast Poetry Festival, and the PortFringe Festival, and her short film Carrying Place, a Sisters Grumbling production, screened in Maine, New York, and L.A. in 2013. She teaches writing at SMCC and UNE, and some of her most recent work appears in Unsplendid, Angle, and the Berlin journalSand. This October, excerpts from her new poetry work-in-progress,Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, will be staged as a spoken opera composed by Denis Nye; and her street theater will be performed as part of the King Tide Party on October 9, in Portland. Read more at megangrumbling.com.Megan was one of our inaugural readers back in April, 2010, when the 2nd Dead Poets Grand Tour took off out of Portland, ME.