Melissa Barrett is a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship!

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

Five Meridian Writers in the Latest Blackbird

Virginia is a fairly small state, in terms of geography and populations, but it is home to six Creative Writing MFA programs. Of these, Virginia Commonwealth University is our closest neighbor, residing in Richmond, an artistically rich and historically fascinating city. Unsurprisingly, our Richmond neighbors curate one of our favorite online literary magazines, Blackbird. The first … More Five Meridian Writers in the Latest Blackbird

Contributor Roundup

We haven’t had a new post on the Meridian editors’ blog in quite a while. Is it because of the blood moon? Or maybe it’s becuase we’ve been working our tuchuses off on the new issue. Probably the blood moon… Our contributors have been working their tuchuses off, too, and poems and stories from Meridian writers have been … More Contributor Roundup

Find Our Writers in the New Alaska Quarterly Review

The Alaska Quarterly Review is one of the old stalwarts of a literary magazine landscape that has new digital journals popping up like flowers once spring’s come to town. (It was over 70 degrees in Virginia on Tuesday! However, a week before it was snowing, so I can’t really speak for the season down here…) … More Find Our Writers in the New Alaska Quarterly Review

Meridian Writers in Issue 35 of Passages North

The latest issue of Passages North is a hefty one, and it includes work from quite a few former Meridian writers within its brick-like body. It features a nonfiction piece by Monica Berlin entitled “Still, Rivers,” which you can read in full online. Our most recent issue, Meridian 32, ends with a poem written by Monica Berlin in collaboration with … More Meridian Writers in Issue 35 of Passages North

New Pleiades

Former Meridian contributor Phong Nguyen currently edits Pleiades alongside another past Meridian writer, Wayne Miller. And it turns out, not only do we like their work, but they like quite a few of the same writers who have filled the pages of Meridian. In the latest issue of Pleiades, Michael Martone has a short story called “scale,” while Christine Sneed … More New Pleiades

Find Our Writers in Waxwing, Salt Hill, and Faultline

The new journal Waxwing recently debuted its second issue, and they are certainly two for two in terms of stunning cover art. This latest cover image by Landon Godfrey riffs beautifully on the Greek Titan Atlas. The literary content is also top-notch, and includes work from three Meridian writers. C. Dale Young, whose poetry we … More Find Our Writers in Waxwing, Salt Hill, and Faultline

Contributor Roundup

Have you seen the latest 32 Poems? Meridian 26 poet Christopher Kondrich has work in the print journal, while Meridian 29 contributor Doug Ramspeck has a poem called “How Humans Came to Love”available to read online. And speaking of Doug Ramspeck, he also has a story in the Fall 2013 issue of Cottonwood. A yearly publication out of the University of Kansas, Cottonwood is … More Contributor Roundup

Spoon River Poetry Review 38.1

While we’re waiting for the Winter 2014 edition of Spoon River Poetry Review, let’s take a look at a few Meridian poets whose work appears in the Summer 2013 issue. Clayton Adam Clark, whose poem “Warehouse Staining” appears in fresh-off-the-presses Meridian 32, has a poem called “Wind Farm” featured in Spoon River, which you can read in its entirety via the journal’s website. … More Spoon River Poetry Review 38.1