Meeks presentation will focus on the influence of travel on her poetry and in the works of the poets featured in "Deep Travel," the book she edited recently for Ninebark Press. Admission is complimentary. Due to limited seating, advance reservations are advised. Call 706-291-1883 to RSVP.
Meek is a co-founding editor of Ninebark Press and associate professor of English, rhetoric and writing at Berry College. A faculty member since 1996, Meek is an award-winning poet whose work has been published in many literary journals, among them Poetry, AGNI, The Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review and Prairie Schooner. Twice, she has been recognized with the Georgia Author of the Year Award for poetry by the Georgia Writers Association, first for Nomadic Foundations (2003) and later for Burn (2006). She also received the Peace Corps Writers Award for Poetry in 2003 and is the author of a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival. Most recently, she claimed the Dorset Prize the largest book-publication prize for poetry in the United States for her third book-manuscript of poems, "Biogeography."
Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is a popular attraction and the home of Berry College founder Martha Berry (1866-1942). It is located at the intersection of Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27 in Rome, Ga. More information is available via the Web at www.berry.edu/oakhill