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Ideal Cities: Poems (National Poetry Series)

Ideal Cities: Poems (National Poetry Series)
Author: Erika Meitner
ISBN 13: 9780061995187
ISBN 10: 61995185
Edition: Original
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2010-08-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $13.99

Exploring themes of pregnancy, motherhood, ancestry, and life in the borderline slums of Washington, DC, the richly felt and adroit poetry of Erika Meitner's Ideal Cities moves, mesmerizes, and delights. The work of an important emerging voice in contemporary American poetry—a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series Prize as selected by Paul Guest—Ideal Cities gloriously perpetuates NPS's long-standing tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets.

The New York Times - Dana Jennings

Erika Meitner hooked me with the very first lines of the very first poem…[she] has a good eye for homey and homely details…