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: Carolina De Robertis

“I was an immigrant kid, first in Europe and then in the U.S., and this gave me a constant pervasive sense of there being an ‘elsewhere’…”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Joelle Biele

“I was a Fulbright professor in Oldenburg, staying for a year, and the room I rented was in the town’s very tiny red light district, arranged by my boss as, I think, a kind of joke.”

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Four Questions on Farsickness: Micah Perks

“The commune smelled of cow manure, unwashed hair. We held pig roasts, ran through the woods in fifty person games—it was wonderful and chaotic.”

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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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