Erika Meitner, Poet, Director of the MFA Program; Virginia Tech
"(One of) Ten Young poets changing the face of poetry." (The Culture Trip)
Meitner is a first-generation American: her mother was born in Stuttgart, Germany, where her maternal grandparents settled after surviving Auschwitz, Ravensbruck and Mauthausen concentration camps. Books include: Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore (Anhinga Press); Ideal Cities (HarperCollins); Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press), and Copia (BOA Editions).
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