Meryl Natchez


77 Edgecroft Rd
Berkeley, CA 94707-1412

Author's Bio

Meryl Natchez’ most recent book of poetry is Catwalk, June 2020, from Longship Press. Her translations include: Poems From the Stray Dog Café: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Gumilev, and Tadeusz Borowski: Selected Poems. Her book of poetry, Jade Suit, appeared in 2001. Her work has appeared in "LA Review of Books," "Hudson Review," "Poetry Northwest," "ZYZZYVA," "American Journal of Poetry," "Literary Matters," “The Pinch Literary Review,” “The Comstock Review,” “Altanta Review,” “Lyric,” “Moth,” “Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Review,” and many others, as well as the Tupelo Press anthology Cooking with the Muse, Against Forgetting: Poetry of Witness edited by Carolyn Forché, and America We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resiliance . She is on the board of the Marin Poetry Center and blogs at

Publications & Prizes

America We Call Your Name (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2018)
Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness (W. W. Norton & Company, 1993)
Catwalk (Longship Press, 2020)
Jade Suit (Hit & Run Press, 2018)
Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Gumilev (Hit & Run Press, 2013)
Tadeus Borowski: Selected Poems (Hit & Run Press, 1990)
American Journal of Poetry
Los Angeles Review of Books
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Prizes won: 

Indie Best Book 2020 Award from Kirkus Reviews for Catwalk; Finalist Poetry Northwest Joan Swift Memorial Prize, 2018; California Quarterly, First Place, January 2017; Comstock Review Award of Merit, 2016

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jericho Brown, Sharon Olds, Marie Howe, Louise Glück, Robert Hass, W. S. Merwin, Natalie Diaz, John Donne, Ross Gay, and so many others

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Last update: Mar 03, 2021