Photograph by Raya Rumenova

Megan M. Garr is a poet and the editor of the literary & arts journal Versal. She is the author of Terrane (MIEL, 2015) and The Preservationist Documents (Pilot Books, 2012).

After moving to Amsterdam in 2001, Megan founded the literary community organization “wordsinhere” and its flagship Versal. Her poetry and writings on translocality have been published widely, and her poetry collection The Preservationist Documents was a finalist in several prizes, winning the Pilot Books Meddling Kids Series in 2010.

For over a decade, Megan has also developed numerous literary programs in the Netherlands and the USA, including The Open Stanza (Amsterdam, 2002-2007), Journal Porn (Washington D.C. 2011, Chicago 2012, Seattle 2014), and most recently VERSO / (Amsterdam, 2014-present).

Megan grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and studied writing at the University of Montana. She has lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 2001.

Photo credit: Raya Rumenova