Meghan honed her craft at The Writers Studio in New York and served as an artist-in-residence at the Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. She was awarded first prize in Lumina’s National Poetry Contest, judged by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins; given Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards; nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry; named a Finalist in the Muriel Craft Bailey Award Contest; given a Honorable Mention in the Rattle Poetry Contest; and was a winner in the Poets 11/San Francisco Public Library Poetry Contest. One of her poems is now featured on a wine bottle for Eric Kent Wine Cellars and another is included in an anthology, Illuminations, published by Ten Speed Press. Her poetry has also appeared in Alimentum, Gastronomica, The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, and The North American Review. Pomegranate is her first book of poetry and is available for purchase later this year.
"She invites us in and then carries us deeper." – Ellen Bass
"Fearlessness and loss co-exist in Meghan Adler’s poems; honesty and a keen self-awareness do, too." – Randall Mann
"Through an ingenious deployment of botanical metaphors, Adler’s candid and capacious poems
explore the development of a woman and a poet from seed to plant to blossom to fruit." – Dean Rader