Winner of the 2020 Burnside Review Press Book Award, selected by Jennifer Chang
"An ecstatic skeptic, Meghan Maguire Dahn writes at the edges of knowledge and feeling to excavate a life out of the god-hungry, terrified, and terrifying landscape that is our contemporary moment. In poems of extraordinary vulnerability and bravery, she speaks of 'the hidden things,' of the 'abyss in the body,' in a 'state suspended by imperfect choices,' and with 'the stutter-green sorrow of our whole world.' To read Domain is to recognize such uncanny wisdom with relief and a little bit of fear, and so it is impossible not to put your faith in—to be touched by—Dahn’s wondrous and bountiful perspicacity." —Jennifer Chang
Meghan Maguire Dahn grew up in the middle of the woods. Her first book, Domain, was selected by Jennifer Chang as the winner of the 2020 Burnside Review Press Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbook Lucid Animal (winner of the 2021 Harbor Review Editor's Prize). Her work has appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Bennington Review, and the anthology Best New Poets 2017. A winner of the 92nd Street Y's Discovery Contest in 2014, she has an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts and lives in New York City with her family.