Tail of the Dragon, North Carolina Where ranges meet, the season unladders: Autumn redacted, Appalachian forests daggered brown. A corrective, light; morning, entrails of exhaust— the breath, missing, restored as drift, as up-scooped palms of mist, the lake brimming its thin emerald towers. What didn’t fly the shattering—that blur, what even in… [Read More]
Sandra Meek is the author of five books of poems. An Ecology of Elsewhere, forthcoming from Persea Books, has been named a “Top Poetry Pick” for spring 2016 by Library Journal. Her other books include Road Scatter (Persea 2012), the Dorset Prize-winning Biogeography (Tupelo 2008), Burn(2005), and Nomadic Foundations (2002). She also edited an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad, which was awarded an Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal. She has received an NEA fellowship, the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry (having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Manyana, Botswana, 1989 to 1991), and two Georgia Author of the Year awards. She is director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit, poetry editor for Phi Kappa Phi Forum, co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, and Dana Professor of English at Berry College.