Scholar Class – 2014
Meg Day was raised in San Carlos, California, where the local library, Girl Scouts, and 4H exposed her to a diverse understanding of literature, community, and leadership. After coming out while a student at the University of California, San Diego, Meg ran the queer reading series T.M.I. and competed in the poetry slam community for a number of years. Meg received an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, California, & worked as a teaching artist with Youth Speaks, Upward Bound, and WritersCorps before moving to Salt Lake City to pursue a Ph.D. in Poetry & Disability Poetics at the University of Utah.
Meg is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the 2013 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. She is also the author of When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest), and We Can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). In addition to receiving awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, and the International Queer Arts Festival, Meg is a 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner.