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Word Thursdays: Megan Merchant & Luke Johnson

November 14 @ 7:00 pm

Word Thursdays Online featuring Megan Merchant & Luke Johnson will broadcast live on Thursday, November 14 at 7 PM EST.

To attend the event, please click this link just before 7 PM EST:

Or visit Bright Hill’s Facebook page at 7 PM EST to view the live stream. RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Suggested donation is $3, and free to students.

Donations to Bright Hill are gratefully accepted via Paypal, or by check made out to Bright Hill Press Inc, and mailed to: 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, or by credit card by personal appointment by emailing info@brighthillpress.org.

Virtual “donation jar:”


Megan Merchant

Megan Merchant (she/her) is the owner of the editing, manuscript consultation, and mentoring business Shiversong (www.shiversong.com) and holds an M.F.A. degree in International Creative Writing from UNLV. She is a visual artist and the author of three full-length poetry collections with Glass Lyre Press: Gravel Ghosts (2016), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Award), Grief Flowers (2018), four chapbooks, and a children’s book, These Words I Shaped for You (Penguin Random House). Her book, Before the Fevered Snow, was released in April 2020 with Stillhouse Press (NYT New & Noteworthy). She was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, judged by Juan Felipe Herrera, the 2018 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Inaugural Michelle Boisseau Prize, and, most recently, the New American Poetry Prize. She is the Editor of Pirene’s Fountain. You can find her poetry and artwork at meganmerchant.wix.com/poet.

Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson is the author of Quiver (Texas Review Press), a finalist for the Jake Adam York Award, The Vassar Miller, & The Levis Prize, A Slow Indwelling (Harbor Editions 2024) & Distributary (Texas Review Press 2025). Quiver was recently named one of four finalists for The California Book Award, winner announced in May. You can find more of his work at Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative Magazine, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere.