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I have two new online courses on creative writing: one on how to make your submissions stand out, and the other on how to create a strong poetry chapbook manuscript. In August and September, I’ll also be teaching a Poetry I workshop, which will cover the essentials for making your poems stronger. 

For more information, check out my sites:

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A Maryland poet of the new generation

Originally posted on Eastern Shore Writers Book Blog:

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Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, and Rock & Sling. Her work received second place in the 2014 Ian MacMillan Fiction contest. Her collections include “Your Son” (The Florence Kahn Memorial Award), “Rotary Phones and Facebook” (Dancing Girl Press) and “The Girl Who Came Back” (Red Bird Chapbooks). She teaches at the University of Maryland. It’s not hard to read interviewers of Meg in social media. All enjoy her poetic brilliance.

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Her “about to be published” chapbook, A Week with Beijing, is filled with the same beautiful words as her other chapbooks. This passage gives a taste of her reflections when encountering the Chinese. You’ll agree it’s bound to win another literary prize.

“I said I wanted to hear
all about her -what she believes
in, where she goes for daily
fun, the names of her friends
and what they hope…

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A Week With Beijing by Meg Eden

Originally posted on Blotterature:

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A Week With Beijing by Meg Eden
Neon, A Literary Magazine, release date February 7, 2015
Reviewed by Kayla Greenwell

Meg Eden‘s A Week With Beijing, due out on February 7 from Neon, A Literary Magazine, is a refreshing collection of difficult truths and insightful discovery. In this 21 poem collection, the author charts her intimate experiences with Beijing, who she personifies as a quirky, mysterious woman. This extended personification creates a truly intimate experience for the reader.

Through embedding sharp truths in the soft vulnerability of the blossoming relationship between the narrator and Beijing, Eden creates a unique platform for dialogue. Beijing is equally unsure of her new counterpart, and  sometimes when she voices the events of her life it is almost as if she is as shocked as the narrator, hearing it for the first time. It creates a platform for discussion that the reader can’t…

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A virtual scavenger hunt – stop 1 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s house

MegEden:

This is such a cool use of the Poetry Scavenger Hunt idea!

Originally posted on Illustrated Poetry:

IMG_2961When friend and poet Meg Eden proposed people in different cities host a poetry scavenger hunt to celebrate the release of her new chapbook of poetry, A Week with Beijing, in January 2015, I jumped up and down and said “YES! That sounds fun.” So she sent me a packet of red envelopes and told me to have fun and go crazy. I’ve decided to combine two things I’ve been wanting to do for a while into one: do the scavenger hunt together with all of you on Illustrated Poetry and visit some of the many poetry-historical (it’s a word now!) sites in Boston. Boston and its environs are home to so many important places in regards to poetry; I really enjoy that aspect of living here.

Poetry is a living art – who writes it and what we write about is constantly evolving and yet we are all connected as poets. So…

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Long, Washed and Uncut

Please check out my review on Cathy Linh Che’s Split: Long, Washed and Uncut.

Long, Washed and Uncut

My review of Cathy Linh Che’s Split: Long, Washed and Uncut.

Blot Lit Reviews: Interview with Meg Eden

Blotterature Lit is a great new litmag–they interview me about writing, failure, success, and sense of place:

 

Blot Lit Reviews: Interview with Meg Eden.

Writers Resource: Meg Eden Writes Poems

Originally posted on JMWW:

typewriterguyjmww spring 2014 contributor Meg Eden (“Rendering” and “Bird’s Eye Maple“) curates the Facebook page “Meg Eden Writes Poems”:

Publication opportunities, scholarships, readings, events, giveaways, and more! This site is a place for local and global writers to network!

Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/megedenwritespoems

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Baltimore has New Publication Workshop!

Baltimore has New Publication Workshop!

I’m teaching a one day course at Litmore this summer–we’ll talk about submitting to litmags, and may include some freebies! Please, tell your friends! Hope to see you there!

 

In this session, we’ll talk about what literary magazines are, and why it’s important for emerging and established writers to publish through them. We’ll have a litmag “translation” exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter to get an editor’s attention. The skills you learn in this session can easily apply to other publication realms, including writing to agents and editors of small book presses. 

Please register by following the ticket link below or contacting LitMore 443-595-7548, info@litmore.org. Registration closes Wednesday, 16 July.

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including B O D Y, Drunken Boat, Mudfish, and Rock & Sling. Her work received second place in the 2014 Ian MacMillan Fiction contest. Her collections include “Your Son” (The Florence Kahn Memorial Award), “Rotary Phones and Facebook” (Dancing Girl Press) and “The Girl Who Came Back” (Red Bird Chapbooks). She teaches at the University of Maryland. Check out her work at: https://www.facebook.com/megedenwritespoems.

Located in the former St. John’s Rectory at 1702 South Road in Baltimore, MD, behind St. John’s Church, LitMore is dedicated to energizing and sustaining the area’s literary community. Free parking is available in the Arts and Ideas lot across South Road.

jmww Fall 2014 Poetry Theme: Poems in Translation

Originally posted on JMWW:

Paul_CelanThe Fall 2014 issue (October 1) of jmww will be a theme issue: poems in translation. We are reading now; spread the word! To submit work, please upload two to four poems in translation, along with the original text, that clearly designates the original’s author.

All submissions that are not poems in translation during this period will be declined.

To submit, please go to our Submittable page.

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