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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Four Questions on Farsickness: Evan Morgan Williams

“I am from a West that has resonated with me: empty highways, scree slopes, prairie vistas, river bottoms, rainy seashores, Barry Lopez short stories, Elton Bennett prints…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Rayme Waters

“A day at the creek was sometimes strange—I would lose track of time and my play focused on witchcraft, survival and death, but I couldn’t wait to go back…”

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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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