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Poet Erika Meitner Will Give a Reading at Creighton

An award winning and published poet, Erika Meitner, will give a reading at Creighton University at 5 p.m., on March 27 in room 3028 of the Harper Center.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception before the reading at 4:30 p.m., and a book signing afterwards with the opportunity for a question and answer session following the reading.

Meitner’s poetry focuses on investigating the connections between emotion, language and story. She’s interested in different ways of constructing narratives and preaches the gospel of syntactical evidence.

Meitner is an award winning poet who won the National Poetry Series award in 2009 for her poems that were published in 2010, titled “Ideal Cities.” She recently published another book of poems this year titled “Copia.”

Meitner’s poems have been published in Best American Poetry 2011, Ploughshares, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, APR, Tin House, and more.

She is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech where she teaches in the masters of fine arts program while pursuing a doctorate in religion and culture, focusing on Jewish Studies, at the University of Virginia.