July 16, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Meg Freitag

Kenyon Review Associate and Intern Trudy Wrona interviews Meg Freitag about her new collection of poems, Edith, a book that explores grief and trauma through poems addressed to Freitag’s dead bird.

Meg Freitag was born in Maine. She has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from UT Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, where she was a finalist for the 2015 Keene Prize for Literature. Her work can be found in Tin House, Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Narrative, and Indiana Review, among other journals. Her first book, Edith, was selected by Dorianne Laux as winner of the 2016 BOAAT Book Prize and was published by BOAAT Press in late 2017. Edith was a finalist for Copper Canyon’s 2015 open reading period, the Jake Adam York Prize, the Brittingham & Pollack Poetry Prizes, and the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press. Currently, Meg is studying fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Iowa City with her partner, Mark, and their dog, Ramona Quimby.

Trudy Wrona is a rising senior at Kenyon College and a Kenyon Review intern associate.

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