IMG_6169Artist, activist, and advocate, Megan Gieske, is a writer and photographer living in Lexington, Kentucky. A recent creative writing graduate from Asbury University, she has studied abroad in over twelve countries with Semester at Sea. Most recently, she will be living in Cape Town, South Africa.

Megan is poetry editor for the forthcoming Crust (2017). Her work may be found in numerous journals and anthologies, including, the 2015 Kentucky Poetry Festival Bluegrass anthology, 2017 Austin International Poetry Festival di-verse-ity anthology The Crossings, Altarwork, Parnassus, Ursa Literary Review, Immersion Journalsand others. She’s been named an IMPACT Scholar by the Institute of Shipboard Education, 2017 Arts recipient for the reSEARCH Scholarship Symposium, and an Initiative Grantee by Asbury Univeristy, and her writing was the recipient of the She Is Noble Award from Aspiration Media that gave $10,000 to feed inner-city kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma.