Erika Meitner

Erika Meitner is the author of six books of poems, including Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her newest book, Useful Junk, was published by BOA Editions in 2022. Meitner’s poems have appeared most recently in The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Oxford American, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She is currently a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her online at