Meghann Plunkett is a poet, coder, and lover of dogs.  She was named the Winner of the Third Coast Poetry Prize judged by Natalie Diaz. She was a finalist for the 2016 Narrative Magazine's 30 Below Contest as well as a finalist for the 2017 North American Review’s Hearst Poetry Prize. Meghann is currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she was awarded the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize and serves as an assistant Editor of the Crab Orchard Review. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Third Coast, Narrative Magazine, the North American Review, Adroit Journal, Tinderbox, Muzzle MagazineThe Paris-American, Winter Tangerine, decomP Magazine, Foundry Journal, storySouth and Simon&Schuster's anthology Chorus among others.  Her essays, erasures and animated poems can be found in Luna Luna Magazine. She is the writer in residence at Omega Institution and the director of The Black Dog Tall Ship Writing Retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. She loves you.