- Carthage College
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 three books of poems, In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary (Omnidawn, 2012), Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar, (Wave Books, 2006),and Terrain Vague (Verse Press, 2000). He has published widely in journals including Conjunctions,1913: A Journal of Forms, Evening Will Come, Columbia Poetry Review, Paris Review, and others. In March 2011, he curated and co-wrote a group of daily poems/weather reports that constituted the spring issue of the online journal Slope.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of English; Writer in Residence
- 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