Poetry Reading to Feature Anna George Meek

Posted on April 19th, 2011 by

Anna George Meek

Minneapolis poet Anna George Meek will appear at Gustavus Adolphus College on Wednesday, April 27 to read from her award-winning book of poetry Acts of Contortion along with other works. The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

Meek is a freelance violinist, violin teacher, and instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She holds an M.A. degree in English from Indiana University. Her work has been published in the Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Seneca Review, Missouri Review, Water~Stone Review, Crazyhorse, and many others. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poetry Prize, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, and has also been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Acts of Contortion won the 2002 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, which is awarded annually to the best book-length manuscript of original poetry submitted in an open competition. The award is administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department, and the winner is chosen by a nationally recognized poet.

Meek’s appearance at Gustavus on April 27 is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Gustavus English Department. For more information about this event, contact Gustavus Professor of English Phil Bryant at 507-933-7393 or prez@gustavus.edu.


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