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!

AGNI 79

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

Meridian 33 is here!

Friends, enemies, and frenemies: we did it. Meridian 33 is finished. This is a monster issue and we on the editorial staff are so very proud of all 175 pages of excellent content stuffed between its covers. You can read the entire issue on our website for free, and ePubs and print copies will be available very … More Meridian 33 is here!

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

Meridian 2014 Editors’ Prize Winners Announced!

The editors of Meridian are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2014 Editors’ Prize! Javier Zamora has won the Poetry Prize for his poem “Only the Streets Know,” a moving depiction of the Salvodoran Civil War and the fracturing of a family by time, space, and violence. Javier Zamora was born in San Luis La … More Meridian 2014 Editors’ Prize Winners Announced!

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

White Pine Press Releases Poetry Collection by Rochelle Hurt

If you were following the Meridian Twitter during AWP, perhaps you noticed our shoutout to contributor Rochelle Hurt, who was signing copies of her new first book conveniently right across the aisle from our book fair table! We featured her poem “Last Chance, California” in issue 29 in May 2012, and we were thrilled to … More White Pine Press Releases Poetry Collection by Rochelle Hurt