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Nadine Sabra


Nadine Meyer Poet

Nadine Sabra Meyer's new book of poems, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, won The Green Rose Prize and will be published by W. Michigan University Press, New Issues Poetry and Prose in the spring of 2017!


Published by HarperCollins, Nadine's first book, The Anatomy Theater, won the National Poetry Series.


Nadine is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Gettsyburg College.

Photo by Maggie Stein


Winner of the National Poetry Series
Winner of the Green Rose Prize
Painting by Duy Huynh

The Anatomy Theater



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Poetry Reading 10:00 a.m.

The Wildwood Poetry Festival

Central Pennsylavania's Community Collge, Harrisburg, PA




Fellow at the Holocaust Museum in DC,

The Curt C. and Else Silbreman Faculty Seminar: "Jewish Responses to the Holocaust: Teaching through Primary Sources."




Poetry Reading 6:30 p.m.

The Jule Collins Smith

Museum of Fine Arts

Auburn Univeristy


Come for tapas, jazz and

an open mic before hand!

Book signing after!


Nadine Meyer readings
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Nadine Sabra Meyer



Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, English Department, 2007

      Primary Area of Study: Renaissance Lyric Poetry

      Secondary Area of Study: Romantic Poetry

      Dissertation:  The Anatomy Theater: A book of Poems

M.F.A., George Mason University, English Department, 2002

      Thesis:  Paper Houses: Poems

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars Department, 1990.




Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum forthcoming in Spring 2017, (W. Michigan University Press, New Issues Poetry and Prose), Green Rose Prize Winner, 2016. A book of poems. "I admire the fierce attentiveness of Nadine Sabra Meyer’s poems: their formal elegance, their elegiac habit. ... I am reminded of the care and rare mastery of such poets as Louise Bogan, Anthony Hecht, Elizabeth Bishop, and Frank Bidart. Meyer’s poems are at once intimate and complex, lyrically taut and narratively captivating." -Eric Pankey


The Anatomy Theater (HarperCollins), The National Poetry Series Prize Winner, 2006. A book of poems. “…Ms. Meyer takes her place in that long and illustrious line of poets whose spiritual or intellectual concerns form the core of their aesthetic program.  It is a wonderfully accomplished first book of poems.” -Sherod Santos





“Night Aria on the Widow’s Walk,” Western Humanities Review, Spring 2013.

“Shadowbox,” Southwest Review, Fall 2012.

 “Cartography” and “The Body: or Breach,” Prairie Schooner, Fall 2012.

“The Lace-Maker’s Bloom,” Nimrod International Journal, Spring 2012.

“The Dolls’ House,” and “Go,” storySouth, Spring 2012.

“Prayer 2," North American Review, Winter 2012.

 “A Toast to Grief,” New Letters, 2011-2012.

“The Bee Keeper’s Daughter,” North American Review, Fall 2011.

“Woman Weighting Gold,” “Woman and Child Blowing Bubbles,” and “Adoration,” Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts, Fall 2011.

“Shelley On His Funeral Pyre” and “Effacement,” Meridian, May 2011.

“Grace,” Literary Imagination, Summer 2011.

“The Legible Body: or Melancholia,” Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, Fall 2011.

“The Shutting” and “The Shower,” Boulevard, Winter 2011.

“Atrium,” “Invocation: A Fragment,” “Sanctuary: A Premonition,” and “And then,” The Missouri Review, Spring 2011.

“Morning After a Storming Night,” Southwest Review, Fall 2009.                                      

“Interior with Calder Mobile,” Ploughshares, Spring 2009.

“Pegasus,” Gulf Coast, April 2009.

“The Portrait Miniature” and “Unraveling Her Web,” The Southern Review, Winter 2009.

“The Anatomy Theater,” reprint, Proto Magazine, Fall 2006.

“John Donne in His Death Shroud,” “John Donne on His Deathbed,” “Miss La La at the Circus,” “The Artist at His Canvas” and “Flap Anatomy,” New Letters, 2006.

“For Those Floating Above Vitebsk,” Chelsea, 2006.

“January,” “This Strange Home” and “Each White Bird Knotted Like a Prayer” 13th Moon, 2006.

 “Seasonal Incantations,” Washington Square, Summer 2005.

“The Hook,” New Letters, 2005.

“Dancing at the Moulin Rouge,” Mississippi Review, 2005.

“Over Vitebsk,” North American Review, Spring 2005.

“Dissection Prayers,” Pleiades, 2005.

“Klimt’s Unfinished Bride,” North American Review, March-April 2005.

“At the Cirque Fernando: The Ringmaster,” Cutbank, Spring 2004.

“The Anatomy Theater” and “The Cadaver,” Quarterly West, Winter 2004.

“Driving Between Doctors,” Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, 2004.

“Man in a Field of Sunflowers,” “The Last Station,” Notre Dame Review, May 2004.

“The Flayed Man,” Gulf Coast, Winter/Spring 2004.

“The Artist at the Dissection,” Southern Poetry Review, Fall/Winter 2003.



“A Conversation with Linda Gregerson,” Center: A Journal of Literary Arts, 2005.




“The Flayed Man,” reprint, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, ed Bill

Henderson, 2005.



“Nadine Sabra Meyer Interviewed by John Koethe,”, Sept 2007, http.//

“The Flayed Man,” reprint, Poetry Daily, Oct 29, 2006, http.//

“The Anatomy Theater,” reprint, Enskyment: An Anthology of Print and Online Poetry,

ed. Dan Masterson. Aug 2005 http.//


BOOK REVIEWS of The Anatomy Theater:


“Review: The Anatomy Theater,” Katy Didden, The Missouri Review, Summer 2007.

“Poetry Review: Exquisite Corpses,” John Freeman, New City Chicago, September 6, 2007.

“Book Review: The Anatomy Theater,” Sycamore Review, Winter/Spring 2007.




New Issues Poetry and Prose, Green Rose Book Prize, Winner, 2016.

Utah State University Press, May Swenson Poetry Award, Finalist, 2016.

OSU Press, The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, semi-finalist, 2015

Waywiser Press, Anthony Hecht Book Prize, semi-finalist, 2013.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Book Prize, finalist, 2012.

University of Arkansas Press, Miller Williams Poetry Book Prize, finalist, 2012.

Alice James Books, Beatrice Hawley Award Book Prize, semi-finalist, 2012.

Crazyhorse Literary Journal, Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, finalist, 2012.

New Issues Poetry and Prose, Green Rose Book Prize, finalist, 2011.

Pleiades, Lena-Wever Todd Poetry Book Prize, finalist, 2011.

Meridian, Editor’s Prize, Winner, 2011.

Third Coast, Poetry Contest, finalist, 2011.

Nimrod International Journal, The Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, semi-finalist, 2011.

Dana Award in Poetry, First Honorable Mention, 2010.

Julia Peterkin Award in Poetry, Converse College, finalist 2010.

The Missouri Review, Editor’s Prize, first runner-up, 2010.

Robert Frost Foundation, Poetry Award, short-list 2009.

Pushcart Prize Special Mention, 2006.

National Poetry Series, Winner, 2005.

Pushcart Prize in Poetry, Winner, 2005.

New Letters Prize for Poetry, Winner, 2005.

Mississippi Review Poetry Contest, runner-up, 2004.

Mid-America Review James Wright Poetry Contest, finalist 2004.

North American Review Hearst Poetry Prize, finalist, 2004.

William Faulkner Foundation Poetry Contest, runner-up, 2004 and 2005.

Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize, second place, 2004.

Quarterly West Writers at Work Contest, finalist, 2004.

University of Missouri Pace Award for an Academic Paper, runner-up, 2005.

Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, finalist, 2003 and 2004.

University of Missouri Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, solo recipient, 2002-06.

Folger Shakespeare Library Masters Seminar, Fellow, Spring 2001.

Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Seminars Lannan Literary Fellowship, 2000-01.




Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Form and Free Verse, New Poets: New Poems, Extending the Personal, Poetry and the Lyric Essay, Renaissance Lyric Poetry, Contemporary American Poetry, American Poetry. In the summer I teach high school students, in our new Gettysburg College Writing Camp. Fall 2008-Present.


Adjunct Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars Department, Baltimore, MD. Taught Introduction to Fiction and Poetry II. Spring 2010.


Emerging Writer Lecturer, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Taught upper-level and introductory creative writing workshops. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.


Instructor, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Taught composition and basic skills, as well as introduction to creative writing, introduction to writing about literature. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.


Teaching Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Taught intermediate and introductory poetry workshops, introduction to literature, survey of British literature: romanticism to present, American women poets, and composition.  Worked on Center: A Journal of Literary Arts, as a reader and as Poetry Editor. Led a community poetry workshop for people with disabilities, Vision, Strength and Artistic Expression, and mentored new graduate students.  2002-2006.


Teaching Fellow, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Taught introduction to literature, TA for introduction to research in the honors program and tutored in the writing lab. 2000-2002.




Poetry Workshops; Creative Writing Workshops; Contemporary Poetry; American Women Poets; Lyric Renaissance Poetry; Introductory Literature Courses.




Coordinated the Virginia Wolf Creative Nonfiction Prize, the Stephen Crane Fiction Prize and Academy of American Poetry Prize 2016; Organized the Senior Majors and Minors Graduating Reading 2016; Co-directed the Writer’s House Reading Series 2015-2016; Chaired the Search Committee for our new Emerging Writer Lecturer 2016; Member of Academic Policy Planning Committee Spring 2015; Member of the Student Conduct Review Board 2011-2014; Member of the yearly job search committee for the Emerging Writer Lecturer; Member of the job search committee for a Renaissance scholar fall 2011; Faculty Coordinator and Preliminary Judge for the Academy of American Poets Marion Zulauf Poetry Prize, yearly; organized the Senior Writing Majors and Minors Graduating Reading in 2010.




Curt C. and Else Silberman Seminar for Faculty: "Jewish Responses to the Holocaust: Teaching though Primary Sources," Fellow, The Holocaust Museum, D.C. June 2016.

Judge for Emory University’s, the Academy of American Poets Prize, 2012.

Chair of the Preliminary Judging Committee, Kingsley Tufts and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, awarded to a mid-career poet and an emerging poet respectively, 2010.

Preliminary Judge, Kingsley Tufts and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards, Fall 2008—Fall 2010.

Judge for two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee literary prizes: Academy of American Poets Prize and the Harold Poetry Award, spring 2008.

Preliminary Judge, The National Poetry Series Open Competition book contest, 2007.

Preliminary Judge, AWP Awards Series book contest, 2007.

Preliminary Judge, BkMk Press John Ciardi Prize for Poetry book contest, 2006.

Contributing Editor, Pushcart Press, 2004--.

Poetry Editor, Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002-03.



The Wildwood Poetry Festival, poetry reading, HAAC, Harrisburg, March 2016.

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, January 2016.

Associated Writing Programs Conference panel “The Third Degree,” Winter 2014.

George Mason University, Alumni Authors’ Reading, Fall 2013

George Mason University, Fall for the Book, poetry reading and panel, September 2011.

University of South Florida, Symposium on Poetry and Poetics, March 2009.

Washington and Jefferson College Poetry Series, Spring 2009.

Queens College CUNY Reading Series, November 2008.

Gettysburg College The Writing House Reading Series, April 2008.

Rice University Cherry Reading Series, October 2007.

University of Texas-Austin Reading Series, October 2007.

Sam Houston State University Reading Series, October 2007.

Seton Hall University Poetry-In-The-Round, May 2007.

University of Northern Iowa Emerging Writers Reading Series, March 2007.

University of Missouri Graduate Reading Series, May 2006.

George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival Alumni Reading, September 2005.

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Arts Festival, November 2004.

The Legacy Art Gallery University of Missouri Graduate Student Series, April 2004.

University of Missouri New Student Reading Series, October 2002.

George Mason University Graduate Reading, May 2002

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