Meg Kearney


Director Solstice Creative Writing
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 731-7684

Author's Bio

Meg Kearney’s newest collection of poems, Home By Now (Four Way Books), won the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year. The title poem to Home By Now appears in Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems:American Places anthology (Viking 2011). Meg’s first collection of poetry, An Unkindness of Ravens, was published by BOA Editions Ltd. in 2001. She is author of two young-adult novels in verse for teens: The Secret of Me (Persea Books 2005) and its sequel, The Girl in the Mirror (Persea 2012). Meg is the Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. She was the Associate Director of the National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, for more than 11 years. A native New Yorker, Meg now lives in New Hampshire. For more information:

Publications & Prizes

Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron University Press, 2005)
Never Before: Poems About First Experiences (Four Way Books, 2005)
Poets Grimm (Story Line Press, 2003)
Urban Nature (Milkweed Editions, 2000)
Home By Now (Four Way Books, 2009)
The Secret of Me (Persea, 2005)
An Unkindness of Ravens (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2001)
Prizes won: 

PEN New England L.L. Winship Award; Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts; New York Times Fellowship; Alice M. Sellers Academy of American Poets Award; Geraldine Griffin Moore Award in Creative Writing; Frances B. DeNagy Poetry Award

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What I'm reading now: 
The Fire This Time by Randall Kenan, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open by Diane Seuss, Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orleans

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New York
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LaGrange, NY
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Last update: Mar 10, 2012