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Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of six books of poems, including Ideal Cities, a National Poetry Series winner; Holy Moly Carry Me, which won a National Jewish Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Useful Junk. Meitner’s poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, the New York Times, the New Republic, Orion, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her other honors include fellowships from MacDowell, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, and Bethany Arts Community. She was the 2015 US-UK Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast, a 2022 Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellow, and is currently a 2023 Mandel Institute Cultural Leadership Fellow, as well as a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Books by Erika Meitner

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