Meghan O'Rourke is the author of the memoir
The Long Goodbye (Riverhead, 2011) as well as the poetry collections
Once (2011) and
Halflife (2007), which was a finalist for both the Patterson Poetry Prize and Britain's Forward First Book Prize. She was awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, the Radcliffe Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism, among other prizes. She is the poetry editor of
T Magazine for formerly an editor at
The New Yorker, Slate, and
The Paris Review. Her essays and poems have appeared in
The New Yorker, Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and more. A graduate of Yale University, she teaches at Princeton and the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.