Lucien Darjeun Meadows is a Cherokee/German+ writer born in Virginia and raised in the mountains of Monongalia County, West Virginia. An AWP Intro Journals Project winner, he has received nominations for Best New Poets and the Pushcart Prize. Lucien has received fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, American Alliance of Museums, Bread Loaf Conferences, Colorado Creative Industries, Goucher College, Kratz Center for Creative Writing, National Association for Interpretation, Southern Illinois University, and University of Denver, where he is working toward his PhD.

His work has been widely published, including recent features in the American Journal of Nursing, Appalachian Heritage, Beloit Poetry Journal, Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Narrative, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, and West Branch. He has contributed to several anthologies, including LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching (Sibling Rivalry Press), a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Lucien currently lives, writes, and runs in Fort Collins, Colorado.