The Culture Trip recently named Erika Meitner (Copia, 2014) as one of "10 Young American Poets Changing the Face of Poetry." She was placed alongside such highly acclaimed poets as Sandra Beasley, Michael Dickman, Camille Dungy, and Tracy K. Smith, among others. According to The Culture Trip, "Here you’ll find prize winners galore and poetry ranging in theme from the angry to the contemplative--the best young American poets writing today." Copia, Erika Meitner's fourth book, grapples with the widespread implications of commercialism and over-consumption, particularly in exurban America. Documentary poems originally commissioned by Virginia Quarterly Review examine the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream. Meitner probes the hulking ruins of office buildings, tract housing, superstores, construction sites, and freeways--exposing a vacuous world of decay and abandonment--while holding out hope for re-birth from ashes. Click here to see The Culture Trip's entire list of "10 Young American Poets Changing the Face of Poetry." Erika Meitner's new book Copia is available now at the BOA Bookstore.
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