Megan Willome

Megan Willome

Poet, Author, Poetry Coordinator, and A Voice of Chronic Joy®

Megan is a contributing writer for Wacoan magazine in Waco, Texas, the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, and Magnolia Journal. She is also an editor at T.S. Poetry Press and the author of The Joy of PoetryShe lives in the Texas Hill Country, where she writes and edits from home. Links to her work can be found at her website, and Twitter. Megan's day is incomplete without poetry and tea.

Poetry for Illness

Poetry has Words for the Un-Wordable When I got the news that my friend was facing a serious cancer diagnosis—the kind that comes with a grim prognosis—I knew better than to send her a get well card. I told her I loved her and that I would pray a Psalm for her every day. (We both love the...

What would you say, in a poem, to a friend facing a serious diagnosis? ~ Megan Willome

Windows and Trees • Poetry Prompt

LIKE VIEWING A LIVE POEM, UNFOLDING IN SEASON-TIME   Each morning I open the blinds covering all my windows. The light looks in and I look out.   Whichever window I happen to be nearest shows an ever-changing view of various trees.   Watching them is like viewing a live poem,...

"You can blossom even if you are afraid." Megan Willome

The Joy of Poetry: How to Keep, Save & Make Your Life with Poems

Megan Willome

Part memoir, part humorous and poignant defense of poetry, this is a book that shows you what it is to live a life with poems at your side. Megan's story is one you won't want to put down; meanwhile, her uncanny ability to reveal the why's and how's of poetry keeps calling—to even the biggest poetry doubter. If you already enjoy poetry, her story and her wisdom and her ways will invite you to go deeper, with novel ideas on how to engage with poems.


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