Megan E. Freeman's Publications


ALONE  middle grade novel-in-verse, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin, January 2021

Lessons on Sleeping Alone – premium chapbook,  Liquid Light Press, December 2015


"the world is ending and my dryer is broken"  Fresh Starts, Pikes Peak Writers, 2021

"Birthing" – Rise:  An Anthology of Change, Northern Colorado Writers, 2019 - WINNER OF THE COLORADO BOOK AWARD

"milkweed" (Pushcart nomination)

"In the Dark of Earliest Morning"

"the most beautiful parts of my body"

"With Fiona Near Reykjavik"

"Back in the Middle Kingdom" – Poems from the Back Forty, Columbine Poets of Colorado, 2018

"Teaching Marileen to Smoke" – Vine Leaves Literary Journal:  A Collection of Vignettes from Across the Globe, 2017

"Root Cellar" – Weird Sisters: Lilac City Fairy Tales, Scabland Books, April 2017 

"On Winter Days in Northern Norway" – Shortest Day, Longest Night, Arachne Press, December 2016

IMPROV An Anthology of Colorado Poets:  Peace, War, Love – Green Fuse Poetic Arts, 2009

     "I am the rubber-gloved"

     "We Went to War on a Sunday"

     "In the Garden"


     "honeymoon's over"

Ink – Colorado State University Writing Project, 2005

     "Two Figs"

     "My Hero"

The Alphabet of the Night – Area H, LAUSD, 1980



Paris and the Poetry Mermaid – Area H, LAUSD, 1979

     "I am the Ocean"



Walt Whitman, Your Beard Full of Butterflies – Area H, LAUSD, 1978

     "My grandfather held me close"

     "I am the blue pool"

     "A bear"

     "Roses have white breath"

Literary Journals

"2312 North Fourth Street" – The Rockford Review, Winter-Spring 2020

"framing you" – The Sunlight Press, Winter 2020

"Planetary Differentiation" (Pushcart nomination)

"The Difference Between Cheesecake and Dementia"

"The rug you pulled out from under us" Scarlet Leaf Review, January 2020

"the words pile up"

"All Fall Down"


"Cement Shoes" – Déraciné Literary Magazine, Winter 2019


"I Keep Forgetting" – Anti-Heroin Chic, November 2019

"around every turn"

"Algorithm" – Wild Musette Journal#1901, March 2019

"like raindrops but not rain"

"elegy" – Listen:  A Seeker's Resource for Spiritual Direction, July 2018

"We Will Meet Under the Bodhi Tree" – Ashé Journal, May 2018

"walking meditation"

"Entree" – Riggwelter, January 2018

"spell wow backward" – The Manhattanville Review, December 2017

"Megan E. Freeman:  Poetry Here and Now" – The Boulderist podcast interview, September, 2017

"am I Moon or are you?" – Sheila-Na-Gig, Summer 2017


"so often now" – Stoneboat Literary Journal, Issue 7.2, Spring 2017 

"Of Unhappy Men and Minotaurs"  – Five:2:One Magazine, April 2017

"one of those rare celestial events"


"physical geography"

"Overnight in Joshua Tree"

"Giving Way to Longing" – Visitant Literary Magazine, February 2017

"In This Story I am Cassandra and You Are Deaf" – deLuge Literary and Art Journal, Issue 2.1, Fall 2016

"Many Roads Lead to Town" – Visitant Literary Magazine, November 2016

"Bowie, Prince, and Harper Lee" – ​Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, November 2016

"Ennui" – The Turnip Truck(s), November 2016

"Despair"   – ​Dying Dahlia Review – July 2016



"Introduction to Icarus" – Every Day Poems, March 2016

"Interview with Megan E. Freeman" – Robert King, Colorado Poets Center, 2016

"Fraser, Colorado  7:48 p.m." – Turtle Island Quarterly, summer 2015

"Driving Past Autumn Aspen Groves" – first prize (nature category), Michael Adams Poetry Prize, 2015


"Daybreak" – Literary Mama, 2006

Commissions & Collaborations

Encounters: How the Light Gets In – multi-media collaboration, Artworks Loveland, May 2017

Muse and Music – poetry and music collaboration, Where the Books Go, March 2017

Line Casting – multi-media collaboration, Artworks Loveland, May 2016

"crow pose"– text for a composition by Thomas Edward Morgan, commissioned by Ars Nova Singers, April 2016

"Music’s Music" – text for a composition by Steven Sametz, commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, 2009

Educational Publications

"Interview with Megan Freeman of Peak to Peak Charter School" – Procurify Blog, 2015

"Continuous Becoming: Moving Towards Mastery" – English Journal, vol. 103, no. 1, September 2013


"Professional Development Center Benefits Charter School and Charter Community" – The Charter Blog, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2013


NBC’s Education Nation 2012, panelist – NBC Education Town Hall, live broadcast April 15, 2012


"Thoughtful, Committed Citizens" – The Charter Blog, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2015

"Educational Partnerships:  How One Charter School Meets Internal Professional Development Needs with External Opportunities for Partnerships and Collaboration"  – Best Cooperative Practices DirectoryOhio Alliance of Public Charter Schools, 2012


"An Investment in Faculty Retention and Student Achievement" – Charter Focus, 2011

The Peak to Peak Writer’s Handbook, Editor – Peak to Peak Charter School, 2003 – 2010 editions

Other Publications

"What Makes You Think Canada Would Want You?" – guest editorial, Boulder Daily Camera, 2008


The Problematic Princess – play for the Ohio State University Theater Company, 1991