Meggie Monahan


When Meggie Monahan told her friends up north that she was moving to Texas to study poetry, most of them laughed, but the good ones said, "Actually, that kind of makes sense." Before coming to Houston, Meggie studied literature in Washington, D.C. and spent some time with the Philadelphia deaf community teaching daily living skills to adults with special needs. Meggie received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston where she served as nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Willow Springs, Third Coast, Sonora Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. Meggie works as a writer/editor for a philanthropist and hangs out with the coolest young writers at Discovery Green on Saturday mornings. When she's not scribbling, teaching, or editing, Meggie can be seen at Big Yoga on Allen Parkway where she's learning how to create space for more YESES in her life.