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Maegan Shea (Maegan Poland)

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
M.F.A., University of Mississippi
B.F.A., University of Southern California


Pronouns: she/her

Teaching and Research Areas

Fiction Writing, Speculative Fiction, Modernist Fiction, Creative Nonfiction


Maegan Shea publishes under the name Maegan Poland. Her debut short story collection What Makes You Think You’re Awake? was selected by Carmen Maria Machado to win the Bakwin Award and was published in 2021 by Blair Press. Her fiction has been published in Mississippi Review, Pleiades, Beloit Fiction Journal, Juked, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. Maegan Poland is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For more of her work, visit