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 articles have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, 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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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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