Erika Meitner is the author of Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore and Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls from Anhinga Press, and Ideal Cities, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner. Her poems have been anthologized widely, and have appeared in journals including The New Republic, Tin House, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, and on She is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program.

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