Megan Levad‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, AnOther, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Granta Online, LIT, Mantis, and Tin House, and in the Everyman’s Library anthology Killer Verse, among other publications and anthologies. She also writes lyrics for composers Tucker Fuller and Kristin Kuster. Tucker and Megan are currently finishing Labor, the third ballad cycle in a trilogy based on the major themes of American popular song. Kristin and Megan have premiered three new pieces in 2013: King, sung by postgraduate vocal specialist Benjamin Sieverding at Britton Recital Hall at the University of Michigan, given a body (two new movements, featuring George Shirley), with the U-M Men’s Glee Club at Lincoln Center in New York City, and “Moonrise,” with the Lisbon Summer Fest Choir in Lisbon, Portugal. Megan lives in Ann Arbor, where she is the Assistant Director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.