Nov. 2: Poetry and Prose Series with Erika Meitner

Please join the Department of English and Creative Writing and the Jewish Studies Program for the Cleopatra Mathis Poetry and Prose Series with a reading by Erika Meitner on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. in Sanborn Library. Email with questions or access needs. The event is free and open to the public.

Erika Meitner is the winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry and author of six books of poems: Useful JunkHoly Moly Carry MeInventory at the All-Night DrugstoreMakeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls; and Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry series winner; and Copia. Her poetry and prose have been widely anthologized. Born and raised in Queens and Long Island, NY, Meitner is a first-generation American: her father is from Israel; her mother was born in a refugee camp in Germany, which is where her maternal grandparents settled after surviving the Holocaust. Meitner is currently a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.