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, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, Colorado Creative Industries, Goucher College, Kratz Center for Creative Writing, and Southern Illinois University, where he earned his MFA in Creative Writing.
His work has been featured in the American Journal of Nursing, Appalachian Heritage, Beloit Poetry Journal, Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Narrative, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, 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 and writes in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Read about his adventures toward his first ultramarathon here: Running 50 at 30