Books: 


Fiction


 
This may be one of the most wildly original YA entries for 2017 - the only book I can think to compare it to (for sheer originality, outrageous & clever humor, and sly irreverence) is THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (it’s that good - it’s worthy of the comparison).
— Laurie Forest, Author of "The Black Witch"
 

Poetry


 
Drowning in the Floating World by Meg Eden immerses us into the Japanese natural disaster known as 3/11: the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Relentless as the disaster itself, Eden seizes control of our deepest emotional centers, and, through insightful perspective, holds us in consideration of loss, helplessness, upheaval, and, perhaps most stirring, what to make of, and do with, survival. Her collection is also a cultural education, sure to encourage further reading and research. Drowning in the Floating World is, itself, a tsunami stone—a warning beacon to remind us to learn from disaster and, in doing so, honor all that’s lost.
— Christopher Forrest, editor of Press 53's Immersion Series
 

A Week with Beijing (Available in Print and PDF editions from NEON, 2015)

 
“Eden is deft in her evocation of memory, and some of her descriptions are almost achingly nostalgic and beautiful.”
— Christopher Frost from NEON magazine
“Here, Eden’s series of narrative poems uses the park’s glory days and weed-choked demise to explore the creep of time and how the past colors the present. Eden filters memory through magical realism, which proves to be a perfect match for her muse”
— Baltimore Magazine
 

Rotary Phones and Facebook (Available from Dancing Girl Press, 2012)

 Reviews: Wordgathering

 
“My coming of age was not a necklace. It was not
lingerie or first tampons, or weight loss. When you
pulled out your pocket knife, I admired its folds
of practicality. For my thirteenth birthday,
I opened the Swiss Army executive from glossy pink paper.”
— From "Your Son"

 

Sinuye (The Head & The Hand, 2017)

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Post-High School Reality Quest (California Coldblood / Rare Bird Lit 2017)

 

Drowning in the Floating World (Press 53, 2020)

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“When I first met Beijing,
the street was cold
and there was a boy
who had a hole in his pants
where his penis stuck out,
purple and small.

I asked her about that boy
but she said, I hear
our mall is the largest in the world –”

— From "Beijing and I Meet for the First TIme"
 

The Girl Who Came Back (Available from Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013)

 
“there! father pointed to the scrawny bud,
like a fern, beginning its infestation.
pull it by the roots. do not let it spread its spores.
I point out their pink feather duster flowers,
the beauty they are capable of producing,
but he is not won over.”
— From "The Silk Flower"
 

Your Son (NFSPS 2012)

 
Meg Eden’s poetry collection explores a connection to the past as experienced through the recollections of family. In Sinuye, ideas of femininity, loyalty, faith, and art funnel through the generations and from East to West.
— The Head & The Hand

For a full list of book publications, please visit my Amazon Authors Page.