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Meg Caldwell

Poet | Scientist | Educator | Event Coordinator


Chicago Born and Midwest raised, Meg Caldwell is a poet scientist and essayist, her work rejects the “right brain/left brain” dichotomy to allow exploration into identity, the natural world, and science. She holds a B.A from Columbia College Chicago in Poetry and a minor in Creative Nonfiction. Her poem “The Bats” was the winner of Columbia College Chicago’s 2018 Commencement Poetry Competition. Meg has taught creative writing in multiple programs including The National Writer’s Series summer camps, as well as Chicago Lights. She’s been a part of Young Chicago Author’s team organizing, Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Slam, as well as more intimate events like Soho House Chicago’s Chicago Next music show. Meg’s work has appeared in Habitat Magazine and Columbia Poetry Review.


Currently, she lives in Pittsburgh with her partner, their two cats Obisidan Jones and Emerson, and their dog Otto. You can find her on Instagram at megccaldwell, and explore her work on Patreon, at megcaldwellpoetscientist

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