Megan J. Arlett was born in the UK, spent several years in Spain, and now lives in Texas where she recently completed her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes. She has an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University where she was the creative nonfiction editor at Gulf Stream Literary Magazine. Now, she edits the Plath Poetry Project as a co-founding editor and The Boiler as associate poetry editor.
Her first book of poetry, The Garden Party, has been named a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize, and a semifinalist for the Philip Levine Prize, the Brittingham & Pollack Prizes, and the Pamet River Prize. She is at work on a second poetry manuscript titled Louisiana Saturday Nights and a collection of essays called Preliminary Theories.