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Sandra Meek

Sandra Meek is the author of six books of poems, most recently Still (Persea Books, 2020), named a New & Noteworthy Poetry Book by The New York Times Book Review. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has three times been awarded Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry and twice the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry. Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College, Meek is also poetry editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum.

Poetry

July/Aug 2022

The Scarlet Macaw

By Sandra Meek

The Kenyon Review · Two Poems and a Note by Sandra Meek A fable: There was a valley, the clearest stream, ancestral trees we nested. All was emerald, then, all […]

Nonfiction

July/Aug 2022

The Scarlet Macaw: A Note

By Sandra Meek

The Kenyon Review · Two Poems and a Note by Sandra Meek To see a scarlet macaw in flight, long tail feathers fanned out, streamlined scarlet body brilliantly set off […]

Poetry

Winter 2007

Fracture and Regelation Theory

By Sandra Meek

Where species overlap (sympatric, simpático), songs evolve                and diverge, no I without you   distant, or strange—so this fallen male I hear (a female        would be nearly silent, a mere           wing […]

Poetry

Summer 2002

Reentering Atmosphere

By Sandra Meek

Evening's laddered with ash, jet-line of pale unraveling silk: primitive web, all axis and latitude. There's democracy in entropy. Which is why there are so many flights all ending in […]

Poetry

Spring 1998

Evolution

By Sandra Meek

Lambertsbaii, South Africa, 1992 A girl scoops up a barnacle still sealed, sleek as a liver, glossy-black. Her fingers trace its ear-like curve, wrench it open. Down the beach, shell-pink […]