Author: Megan Harlan

About Megan Harlan

Megan Harlan is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and the author of Mapmaking (BkMk Press/New Letters), winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Her memoir essays, poems, and journalism have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Crazyhorse, PBS Newshour, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, and American Poetry Review, among other publications. She holds a master's degree from New York University's Creative Writing Program and works as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more, visit

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Books on Place: A Review of Andalucia

Andalucia by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (I.B. Taurus, $25) Reviewed by Nina Lewallen Hufford Now that we all travel with smartphones—with Google maps, Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Expedia at our fingertips—heavy, text-driven guidebooks seem obsolete. But what these helpful apps cannot do is add texture and depth to our travels, to reveal the rich history of a region and let us walk in the footsteps of authors who have captured some of its essence. That is the promise of I. B. Taurus’s Literary Guides for Travelers series, which aims to “celebrate the spirit of place through the experiences of...

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Patricia Colleen Murphy

“…the most extensive writing project I did based on place was a series of ten poems about a trip to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro and to safari in Ngororgoro crater…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Heather Hartley

“Paris, for me, after having lived there so many years, gives a sense of permanence and rootedness to my work. It feels like home, as do Napoli and Charleston…”

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Farsickness comes from the German word, fernweh—a yearning for distant places.

Farsickness Journal explores place and travel in creative writing—fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

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