Megan Grumbling has written about gold hoaxes, an old Maine codger, maps that are wings, and the big precarious blue. She writes poetry, prose, and dramatic works, reviews plays and books for the Portland Phoenix, and helps edit the poetry and arts journal The Café Review. She adapted and directed Dangerous Liaisons for a site-specific performance inside an old WWII battery, collaborated on an expressionist re-creation of the first live transatlantic radio broadcast, and wrote and staged an oratorio called Transport about the human urge to move and be moved. Her poetry has been awarded a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry, and has been included in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and journals such as Poetry, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, The Southern Review, Memorious, Unsplendid, Mead, and the Berlin journal Sand. She is writing lately about nature, climate change, and language, and is a new and avid amateur mycologist.