Megan Gannon seems to be doubly gifted, as she moves with ease between writing poetry and writing narrative fiction. Her novel, Cumberland, involves twin sisters in starkly different worlds and gives an intimate vision of their arresting story. For Gannon, fiction and poetry both have their place and season.
“They fulfill such different needs in me,” she admits. “Poetry is my religion and fiction is my recreation. Poetry takes a lot more wool-gathering and other-poet-reading and wall-staring, so it's often better suited for the summer months. Fiction is nice during the fall and winter, because I can just sit down and pick up where I left off.”
Gannon is currently at work on a book called, Claim, set in a mining camp in Jerome, Arizona. When she visits the Fox Cities Book Festival, she plans on reading poems from her new collection, White Nightgown.
Gannon earned degrees from Vassar College, the University of Montana, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently teaches at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.
For more information:
- Visit the author's website at MeganGannon.com