Poet, essayist, and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1976. She is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MFA in writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. From 2005-2010 O’Rourke was poetry co-editor for the Paris Review, and in 2000 she was a fiction editor for the New Yorker. Since 2001 she has been a contributing writer for the online magazine Slate. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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