Megan Snyder-Camp grew up in Baltimore and received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Washington. She has worked as a New York City Parks Inspector, a secretary for a surgical robotics lab as well as for Teach For America-Los Angeles, an EMT, a Quaker meetinghouse caretaker, and a freelance writer. Her first collection, The Forest of Sure Things, won the 2008 Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book Award.
She has received a 2010 Individual Artist Award from Washington’s 4Culture Foundation, as well as scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Espy Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest's Long Term Ecological Reflections program. Her poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Field, ZYZZYVA, the Sonora Review, the Cincinnati Review, 88, and on the PBS NewsHour, and have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught at the University of Washington and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, where she lives with her family. She is the Advisory Board Chair of Seattle's chapter of the national literacy nonprofit First Book.