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Megan A. Pastore

Megan A. Pastore is an award-winning poet and fiction writer from Chesapeake, VA. She has works published in fiction and creative non-fiction, as well as poems forthcoming in Lightwork Literary Journal. She will graduate in May 2023 with a BA in English. Recent awards include ODU’s College Poetry Prize sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the ODU MFA Program, and the Poetry Society of Virginia. Megan was most recently accepted into Old Dominion University’s Master of Fine Arts program this Fall and has been offered an assistantship to work alongside Poet Laureate of Virginia, Dr. Luisa Igloria, where she will manage the Virginia Poets Database, as well as assume the position of Poetry Editor for Barely South Review.



I Branded Myself a Black Thumb—


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