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Maegan Poland, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor of English, Drexel University

Maegan Poland, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 5016 MacAlister Hall

Additional Sites:


  • PhD, English with a Creative Dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2018
  • MFA, Creative Writing (Emphasis: Fiction), University of Mississippi, 2013
  • BFA, Writing for Screen & Television, University of Southern California, 2004

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • First-year writing


Maegan Poland is the author of the short story collection What Makes You Think You’re Awake?, which was selected by Carmen Maria Machado to win the Bakwin Award and was published in 2021 by Blair Press. Her fiction has been published in Mississippi Review, Pleiades, Beloit Fiction Journal, Juked, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. She has received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology, a Tin House scholarship, and a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She has a BFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD in English with a creative dissertation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

You can find more information on her website at

Selected Publications:


What Makes You Think You’re Awake? Blair Press, June 2021.

Featured Work

“Milking.” Mississippi Review (print). Volume 47. Number 1 & 2. Summer 2019.

“Like the Love of Some Dead Girl.” Notre Dame Review (print). Issue 47. Winter/Spring 2019.

“Overnights Welcome.” Beloit Fiction Journal (print). Volume 32. Spring 2019.

“Steering.” Juked (print). March 2018.

“Spores.” Pleiades (print). Volume 35, Number 2. Summer 2014.