Meghan Sterling

Meghan Sterling’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Rhino Poetry, Nelle, Colorado Review, Rattle, and many others, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes. Her debut poetry collection, These Few Seeds (Terrapin Books), came out in 2021 and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize in Poetry. Her chapbook, Self-Portrait with Ghosts of the Diaspora (Harbor Editions) her collection, Comfort the Mourners (Everybody Press) and her collection, View from a Borrowed Field, which won Lily Poetry Review’s Paul Nemser Book Prize, are all forthcoming in 2023. She is program director at Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and teaches poetry workshops. Read her work at

Student Feedback for Meghan

I really enjoyed Meghan’s class. It saved me countless hours of bewilderment, frustration and disillusionment. Grace Martin

Excellent workshop. Meghan’s knowledge and enthusiasm in sharing it made what could have been a very dry topic enjoyable and exciting. Greg Garner

Exactly what I needed right now. Taking this class has been like being a small single-engine plane wandering aimlessly around the tarmac and, in the blink of an eye, finding the runway. Maybe it’s your first solo flight. But if you want to fly, you need to gather your courage and dash down that strip of concrete until your wheels lift off the ground. Janet McKenzie

This was an excellent workshop. Meghan’s energy and commitment to the process was GREAT! I’d take a workshop with her again! Ann Matzke

“Meghan is a vibrant, knowledgeable, forward-thinking poet who is as excited about helping other poets reach their potential as she is serious about her own work. I’ve had the pleasure of two workshops with Meghan which have advanced my ability and confidence in writing, as a craft and a source of inspiration.” Mary Stewart

“I was very pleased with what I gained from Meghan’s workshop (via Zoom) this winter. As a former English teacher I really appreciated the clear course structure and her flexibility in responding to participants’ requests. She also handed out a lengthy course syllabus quite a while before the course started.There were excellent opportunities for writing, reading work by recognized poets and sharing our own work for feedback. I know I gained a lot more fluency writing using prompts and giving feedback to others’ work. She is both a fine poet herself and an excellent teacher of the art/discipline of poetry.” Lucia Owen