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Meghann Plunkett

Meghann Plunkett writes television (Station 19, Rebel) and various development projects including adapting the novel “First Lie Wins” for the screen. She also served as a Poetry Reader for The New Yorker from 2018-2020. She is the recipient of the 2017 Missouri Review’s Editors’ Prize as well as the 2017 Third Coast Poetry Prize. She was a finalist for Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest, The North American Review’s Hearst Poetry Prize and Nimrod‘s Pablo Neruda Prize. She has been recognized by the Academy of American Poets in both 2016 and 2017. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Pleiades, Rattle, Washington Square Review and Poets.org, among others. Her chapbook What We Did to Her Made the Water Rise won the Fall 2023 Black River Chapbook Competition and is forthcoming in February 2025.

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