Erika Meitner

Dept. of English Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 
(434) 825-2159

Author's Bio

I am a poet, and author of three collections of poems: Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore (Anhinga Press, 2003), and two soon-to-be published books--Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was selected as a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, and Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press, 2011). My poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Virginia Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Indiana Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. I am currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where I teach in the MFA program. Please visit my website for more information: www.erikameitner.com

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Ideal Cities (National Poetry Series)
(Harper Perennial, 2010)
, Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore
(Anhinga Press, 2003)
Anthologies: 
Best African American Essays 2010
(Bantam/Dell, 2010)
, Efforts and Affections: Women Poets on Mentorship
(University of Iowa Press, 2008)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Slate, Southern Review, Tampa Review, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review
Prizes Won: 
2009 National Poetry Series, 2002 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2001-2 Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Born in: 
Queens
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Last updated: Sep 23, 2009