Richard Meier directs the creative writing program, 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 from 2007 to 2008. From 2002 to 2005, he was a visiting assistant professor of English at Beloit College, where he was also director of creative writing from 2004 to 2005. Previously he 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 four books of poems, “February March April April” (Oxeye Press 2017), “In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary” (Omnidawn, 2012), “Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar” (Wave Books, 2006), and “T” (Verse Press, 2000). He has published widely in journals including Lana Turner, Tammy, Conjunctions, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Evening Will Come, Columbia Poetry Review, Paris Review, and others. He has given poetry readings across the country and recently led several workshops on poetry and walking, including in 2018 at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee.
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.
From TiP TOE SOT
Professor Meier has his poem titled “TiP TOE SOT” featured in the Unearthed Online Literary Journal. (Unearthed, April 1, 2019)
Niedecker Poetry Fest events planned
Professor Meier will participate in the upcoming 2019 Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. (Daily Jefferson County Union, April 9, 2019)
- M.A. — English, Syracuse University
- B.A. — Creative Writing, Hamilton College
- ENG 2050 Creative Writing
- ENG 2060 Expository Composition
- ENG 3030 Creative Writing
- ENG 3140 Literary Genres
- ENG 3040 Advanced Writing: Poetry