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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum: 2022 - Erika Meitner

Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum

Sponsored by the Ulster Community College Foundation, The Poetry Forum is an annual event which brings well-known and award-winning poets to SUNY Ulster for intimate question and answer sessions, as well as a special reading of their poetry. In 2007, the program was renamed the Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum to honor the memory of Ellen Robbins (1952-2006) who was on the faculty at SUNY Ulster from 1994 until 2006, and Chair of the English department, 2002-2006.

Erika Meitner

Award Winning Poet - Essayist - Social Critic

Moderated by Rachael Pompeii, SUNY Ulster Instructor of English

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

 

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 Virginia Tech.

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Watch a collection of readings posted on Erika Meitner's YouTube channel.