Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of four collections of poetry: Inventory at the All-night Drugstore (Anhinga Press, 2002), winner of the Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize; Idea Cities (Harper Collins, 2010), winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series; Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press, 2011), and Copia (BOA, 2014). Meitner was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and is currently a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. Meitner is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech where she teaches in the MFA Program. For more information about Erika Meitner, visit