Meg Johnson is the author of the full length poetry collection Inappropriate Sleepover (The National Poetry Review Press, 2014). Her second book, The Crimes of Clara Turlington, won the 2015 Vignette Collection Award and was published by Vine Leaves Press. Both books were NewPages Editor's Picks. Inappropriate Sleepover was the runner-up for the Rousseau Prize for Literature. Meg's poems have appeared in Hobart, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Puritan, Sugar House Review, Verse Daily, and others. Her nonfiction has appeared in BUST, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project, and others. Meg started dancing at a young age and worked professionally in the performing arts for many years. She received her MFA in creative writing from the NEOMFA Program. She is the editor of Dressing Room Poetry Journal and has taught writing at Iowa State University and University of Akron. She has taught classes as a guest teacher at Malone University and Columbus State. Meg was the guest judge for the 2016 Vignette Collection Award for Vine Leaves Press and a judge for Poetry Out Loud (2015 State Finals, Iowa). She has given readings at various colleges and for various reading series. Meg was recently writer-in-residence at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts. She blogs at megjohnsonmegjohnson.blogspot.com.