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Megan Falley [she/her] is a queer femme writer who has been living as a full-time touring spoken word poet, author, and teaching artist since her first of three full-length poetry collection was published in 2012. Her most recent collection, “Drive Here and Devastate Me” [Write Bloody Publishing, 2018] was heralded by Autostraddle as “a love letter to the queer community.” In 2019 Falley co-wrote “How Poetry Can Change Your Heart” with her partner, poet Andrea Gibson, as part of Chronicle Book’s acclaimed how-to series. Her chapbook, “Bad Girls, Honey [Poems About Lana Del Rey] was the winner of the 2015 Tired Hearts Chapbook Prize. Though Falley cut her teeth as a competitive slam poet and is both a National Poetry Slam and Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist, she recently began kicking free of the confines of stanza and running wild in the meadows of prose. Since transitioning to memoir, Falley was selected as the first place winner  for the So To Speak Creative Nonfiction Prize [2022], the first place winner for the Tom Howard/John H Reid essay prize [2021], and the runner-up for Phoebe Journal's 50th Anniversary Prize in nonfiction [2021]. Her essays have been shortlisted for The Disquiet International Prize [2021] and the Malahat Review Open Season Awards [2022]. Throughout the pandemic, Falley has taught over seven hundred students online in her virtual workshop, “Poems That Don’t Suck.” She lives in Colorado with the loves of her life [her partner, and three tiny rescue dogs.] She’s rooting for you.

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