Discipline: Literature – poetry

Erika Meitner

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Blacksburg, VA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2016

Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, including Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Tin House, The New Republic, The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, APR, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry 2011, and Best African American Essays 2010. In 2015 she was the US-UK Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing.


Phi Beta

Erika Meitner worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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