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Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:30 p.m.
Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

IMG_9722Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, most recently Copia . Her other books are Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, and Ideal Cities, which was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series competition. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Slate, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Meitner, a first-generation American, was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York.  She attended Dartmouth College, Hebrew University, and the University of Virginia, where she received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2001 as a Henry Hoyns Fellow and an M.A. in Religious Studies in 2013 as a Morgenstern Fellow in Jewish Studies. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and directs both the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at Virginia Tech.


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