Poet Erika Meitner to Give Poetry Reading at W&L

Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner

Author and poet Erika Meitner will be reading from her work at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose Room (room 101).

The event is free and open to the public, and there will be a book signing after the reading. The reading is funded by the Glasgow Endowment and the Center for Poetic Research.

Her poetry collections include “Copia” (2014); “Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls” (2011); and “Ideal Cities” (2010), which was selected as a 2009 National Poetry Series winner.

Her poems have been anthologized widely and have appeared in publications, including Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, The New Republic and Tin House.

Meitner has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She was a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Scholar in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland (2014-2015).

Meitner is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing.

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