Poetry. "These cool, hot poems about women and girls in danger and on the prowl, coming of age and being of age, are full ofstartling detail and vivid setting. Meitner's range, wit, compassion and her alertness to the moments where domestic and collective experience intersect, make these poems memorable. This book is a seriously good read."—Daisy Fried
Author City: BLACKSBURG, VA USA
Erika Meitner's first book, INVENTORY AT THE ALL-NIGHT DRUGSTORE, won the 2002 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and was published by Anhinga Press in 2003. Her second book, Ideal Cities, was selected as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series, and was published by Harper Perennial in August 2010. Her third collection of poems, MAKESHIFT INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIGILANT GIRL, was published by Anhinga Press in 2011. Her poems have appeared recently in Tin House, The Southern Review, Indiana Review, APR, Slate, VQR, and The New Republic. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program.
Reviews and Other Links
Stephanie Burns @ NewPages
Jeannine Hall Gailey @ Barn Owl Review
Barbara Berman @ The Rumpus
Rita Dove's List of Young Poets to Watch@ Bill Moyers & Company