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Published on October 16th, 2017 | by University Communications


Literature for Lunch with poet Erika Meitner

When was the last time you heard a great poem?

As part of the Literature for Lunch series, poet Erika Meitner will deliver a reading at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, in TECO Hall in the School of Business building.

Erika Meitner is the author of Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, and Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Her fourth book of poems, Copia, was published by BOA Editions in 2014. Meitner’s poems have been anthologized widely, and have appeared in PloughsharesThe Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Tin House, and more.

She has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and the MacDowell Colony. She was a 2014-2015 US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast.

Meitner is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in Creative Writing.

This event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

For more information, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or by email at

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