Some exciting news this week, readers! Rachel May’s novel-in-vignettes The Benedictines, which we excerpted in Meridian 21 is out this week from Braddock Avenue Books. Congratulations Rachel!
Just landed at the Meridian office: a gorgeous ARC of contributor Maryse Meijer’s story collection Heartbreaker, coming from FSG in July. And kicking it off is “Home,” which was originally published in Meridian issue 20. Congratulations Maryse!
2014 Editors’ Prize winner Anya Groner is totally on a roll, you guys. Check out her Modern Love column, “Is There a Doctor in the Marriage?” in this week’s New York Times. Congratulations Anya! Thanks for sharing this lovely piece with the world. P.S. If you are reading this and thinking how much you want to be just … More Read Anya Groner’s ‘Modern Love’ in the NYT!
One of our rockstar contributors, Christopher Kempf (you may recall his essay “Sweat” from Meridian 33 or his delightfully physical poems “Impingement” and “Scabies” from Issue 34) has recently won Narrative‘s Poetry Prize. Congratulations, Chris! Check out the winning work here.
Lovely news, this: Anya Groner‘s story “Buster,” which won our 2014 Editor’s Prize and appeared in issue 33, has been named a Distinguished Story in the Best American Short Stories 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle. Congratulations, Anya! Here’s a taste: “The year my twin and I turned eight, we vowed to kill our neighbor’s cat. Buster … More Anya Groner’s “Buster” in the Best American Short Stories 2015
The luminous Melissa Barrett, whose stunning poems “Homesick” and “Mock Chlorophyll” appear in the most recent Meridian, has been named a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. The competition is sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and is open to U.S. poets between the ages of 21 and 31. This year, there … More Melissa Barrett is a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship!
The most recent AGNI features work from four Meridian poets, each of whom has two poems in the BU journal. Rebecca Black, whose “Andersonville Prison” and “The Library” appeared in our January issue, contributes the poems “Arana Gulch” and “The Bear” to AGNI 79. The issue also includes the poems “Blacksnake” and “A Paper Hive Earns No Quarter” by Adam Houle; … More AGNI 79