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Meg Kearney

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Meg Kearney’s newest collection of poems, *Home By Now*, came out with *Four Way Books *in fall 2009; by the week of November 9 it appeared as #8 on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. It went on to win the 2010 PEN New England L. L. Winship Award and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year. Meg’s first collection of poetry, *An Unkindness of Ravens*, was published by BOA Editions Ltd. in 2001. *The Secret of Me*, her novel in verse for teens, was released in hardcover by Persea Books in 2005; the paperback edition, in 2007. She is also co-editor of *Blues for Bill*: a Tribute to William Matthews (Akron Univ. Press 2005). Her picture book, *Trouper the Three-Legged Dog*, is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2012 and will feature illustrations by E.B. Lewis. Her short story, “Chalk,” will appear in *Fresh Flash: Short Short Stories About Youth*, forthcoming from Persea Books. Kearney has taught poetry at The New School University, and is the Director of the Solstice Creative Writing Programs of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. She was the Associate Director of the National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, for more than 10 years. Her poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and has been published in myriad literary magazines and anthologies. A native New Yorker, Meg now lives in New Hampshire, where she was just awarded a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.