Meghan Dunn

Meghan Dunn is the author of Curriculum, forthcoming from Gunpowder Press in 2021. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches high school English. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and Narrative, among others. She is a recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

The Museum of Natural History

My nephew presses his hands and face to the glass
to see a seal diving into an acrylic sea, an otter
floating on its back, fur damp and ruffled,
face turned to the painted sun. He wants

Urban Planning

My father says I don’t know how you can live
where you can’t see the stars, and I tell him
they’re as far away from you as they are
from me, which is true. But he’s calling me