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Meet Megan Gannon

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry, University of Montana
  • B.A. in English, Vassar College

Fiction is my favorite recreation; Poetry is my religion. I write in both genres to keep myself grounded and energized. I’m also interested in exploring Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Translation someday soon, but first I’d like to finish writing a new book of poems and a novel or two. I have developed and taught sixteen different classes at Ripon College, ranging in subjects from coming-of-age stories, dystopian narratives, fairy tales, Virginia Woolf, and most recently, the Gothic literary tradition.


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Three words that best describe your teaching style. Structured, informal, personal.

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What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special? Seeing my students publish and win prizes for their writing is so deeply gratifying.

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What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer? Become your best selves, not versions of homogeneity.



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Megan Gannon

Megan Gannon, assistant professor of English, publishes poems

Megan Gannon, assistant professor of English, has three recent publications of poems. “Dispatch from the Middle Distance” appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of the […]

Megan Gannon

Assistant professor of English Megan Gannon publishes poem

Megan Gannon, assistant professor of English, had a poem published in the Spring 2017 issue of Boulevard, a magazine of fiction, poetry and essays. “Dispatch […]

Megan Gannon publishes book of poetry

Assistant Professor of English Megan Gannon has published a book of poetry, White Nightgown, which is available from Apprentice House Press (https://www.apprenticehouse.com/?product=white-nightgown-poems). From the ruins […]