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

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

Meridian Poets in Mid-American Review

Remember Claudia Cortese’s “Lucy” poems? We published “Lucy lives in a box” in Meridian 29, back in 2012, then in November, I highlighted three new “Lucy” poems appearing in Blackbird. Well, if you’re wondering what Claudia has to offer beyond little miss Lucy, check out her piece “The Red Essay” in Volume XXXIV, Number 1 of Mid-American Review. MAR categorizes “The Red Essay”–an … More Meridian Poets in Mid-American Review

Meridian Poets in Best American Poetry and Essays

For Christmas, a long-time friend (and fellow bibliophile) gave me the 2013 edition of Best American Poetry, guest edited by Denise Duhamel. Inside I found, among excellent poems from so many writers–some subtle, some fiery, some an alchemical combination of both–two poems by former Meridian contributors! David Wagoner, whose work we featured in 2011 in Meridian … More Meridian Poets in Best American Poetry and Essays

Flash Fiction by Rochelle Hurt in Passages North

You can read work by Meridian 29 contributor Rochelle Hurt in the current issue of Passages North. She received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Just Desserts Short-Short Fiction Prize for her flash piece “Dirty Girl.” Read it here! First lines: “The first time I tried it, I didn’t know why I was doing it. I … More Flash Fiction by Rochelle Hurt in Passages North