Professor Richard Meier directs the creative writing program at Carthage, an emphasis within the English Department. He also curates and directs the Visiting Writers Series, through which writers of national prominence give public readings and meet with Carthage students.
Previously, he held a full-time position as visiting poet at Columbia College in Chicago. He was a visiting assistant professor of English at Beloit College, where he also spent time as director of creative writing. He has additionally worked in the public schools as a visiting artist, teaching poetry writing to elementary school students in New York with Teachers and Writers Collaborative and in Chicago with Hands on Stanza, where he received the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize for excellence in teaching.
Prof. Meier has published three books of poems. He earned a B.A. in creative writing from Hamilton College in 1988 and an M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1993. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2008. Read more
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