Dr. Sandra Meek teaches Creative Writing in Berry's English, Rhetoric and Writing department and has recently been promoted from Associate to Full Professor. She came to Berry twelve years ago and was drawn in by the beauty of the campus and its pastoral atmosphere. “I thought Berry seemed like a good place to just get lost and write,” says Meek. While teaching at Berry, she has found that “students [here] are more serious” in matters of their education and there are a lot of good writers who attend the school.
Dr. Meek obtained her Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Colorado State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Her area of specialization is Poetry. She became interested in the art of writing verse when she was a young girl, saying that it was “a way of expressing teenage angst,” but now admits that she just finds it “fun to play with language.” Obviously, there is more to it than mere play: in 2006, she was awarded the Dorset Prize, the largest book-publication prize in poetry, for her collection of poems, Biogeography. Her other works include two other collections of her poetry, Burn (2005) and Nomadic Foundations (2002).
Dr. Meek’s hobbies include reading, writing, lifting weights, yoga, and playing with her dog.
written by Emily Massey
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