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Megan Grumbling, M.A.


Developmental Writing Specialist, Student Academic Success Center

Adjunct Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Programs


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Biddeford Campus

Megan Grumbling's teaching work at UNE focuses on writing and environmental literature. As a poet, essayist, critic, and librettist, her writing focuses on nature, human relationships in our environment, and climate crisis. She has collaborated across many disciplines to create environmental art, performances, and events.  




New York University
The Evergreen State College


Selected publications


  • Persephone in the Late Anthropocene (Acre Books, 2020) 
  • Booker's Point (UNT Press, 2016)

Select Anthologies

  • Poetics for the More-than-Human-World: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020)
  • A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis (Littoral 2019) 
  • Take Heart: More Poems from Maine (Down East Press, 2016)
  • Be Wilder: A Word Portland Anthology (Pine Pitch Press, 2015)
  • Mapping the Line: Poets on Teaching (Penyeach Press, 2013)

Select literary Journals include Poetry, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review,The Baltimore Review, Memorious, and others

Book, theater, film, and art reviews have appeared in The Portland Phoenix, The Cafe Review, The Chart, and elsewhere.

Collaborations (Opera, Libretto, Interactive Theater, etc) have been staged at SPACE Gallery, The Belfast Poetry Festival, The Camden Opera House, The Sacred and Profane Festival, Portland Mechanics Hall, and elsewhere

Film screenings: Maine International Film Festival, Best of MIFF 


Funded grants

  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Foundation Fellowship
  • Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry
  • Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry
  • St. Boltoph's Emerging Artist Award
  • Maine Book Award for Poetry
  • Grand Prize for Literature, Maine Media Workshops
  • Puffin Foundation Grant
  • Maine Arts Commission Project Grant for Artists
  • Funded writing residencies at Hawthornden Castle (Scotland), Wrangell Mountains Arts Center (Alaska), Casa Libre en la Solana (Arizona), Monson Artist Residency (Monson, Maine), Hewnoaks Artist Residency (Lovell, Maine)