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Anna Meister is the author of two chapbooks, Nothing Granted (dancing girl press, 2016) and As if (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, BOAAT, Barrow Street, Redivider, Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut full-length collection, What Nothing, was the top selection from Sundress Publications’ 2019 Open Reading Period & will be published at the end of January.

Meister studied poetry/memory/maps at Hampshire College and received an MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she was the recipient of a Goldwater Writing Fellowship. She was a 2015 Constance Saltonstall for the Arts Poetry Fellow, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and was a finalist for the 2014 Button Poetry Prize and 2017 National Poetry Series. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her wife and son.