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Sandra MeekBeat poet Allen Ginsberg once said that “the only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” So it is with Dr. Sandra Meek and her newest book of poems, An Ecology of Elsewhere, which recently earned her acclaim as the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year in poetry. The collection vividly relates scenes of desert and coast inspired by the longtime Berry faculty member’s return to southern Africa – where she once served as a Peace Corps volunteer – and her travels with her sister and father in the American Southwest following the death of her mother.

A three-time winner of the Georgia Writers Association prize, Meek has published five books of poems and a chapbook, The Circumference of Arrival. She also is editor of Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad, which earned an Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal. Read more (registration may be required to access content).

By student writer Katherine Edmonds

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