Sandra Meek

Georgia, United States

Member Since: 09/01/2007


Sandra Meek is the author of five books of poems, An Ecology of Elsewhere (Persea Books, spring 2016), Road Scatter (Persea Books, 2012), Biogeography, winner of the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press, 2008), Burn (2005), and Nomadic Foundations (2002), as well as a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival (2001). She is also the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Ninebark 2007), which was awarded a 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Conjunctions, and The Iowa Review, among others. A recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, she has twice been awarded Georgia Author of the Year, in 2006 for Burn, and in 2003 for Nomadic Foundations, which also was awarded the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry. Meek served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Manyana, Botswana, 1989-1991. She is a co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit, poetry editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Georgia, USA. 

Website: www.sandrameek.com

Twitter Username: @SandraMeek_poet


Publications

  • Road Scatter , Persea Books (September 2012)
  • Biogeography , Tupelo Press (November 2008)
  • Burn (January 2005)
  • Nomadic Foundations (May 2002)
  • Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Editor) , Ninebark Press (February 2007)

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011)
  • Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for the Anthology (2008)
  • Dorset Award, Tupelo Press (2006)
  • Georgia Author of the Year, Poetry (2006)
  • Peace Corps Writers Award, Poetry (2003)
  • Georgia Author of the Year, Poetry (2003)

Employment

  • Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing at Berry College
  • Director, Georgia Poetry Circuit

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry from Colorado State University (May 1989)
  • Doctoral Degree in English: Creative Writing, Poetry from University of Denver (June 1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing from Colorado State University (May 1986)

Genres of Interest

Poetry