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A Journalistic Twist on Poetry

Posted by Leanora Karnath, GD reader for 3.1

A couple weeks ago, the Gandy Dancer staff gathered in our college’s ballroom to hear Erika Meitner read some of her poetry. As someone who prefers prose over poetry, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself entranced by Meitner’s work.

Erika Meitner, originally from Queens and Long Island, New York, received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of Virginia in 2001. Currently, she teaches in the MFA Program as an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech. She has written four poetry collections. At the reading, she chose to share works from the collection Ideal Cities along with her newest one titled Copia. Continue reading

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