The Miami Book Fair’s Miami Writers Institute helps writers launch their careers and maximize their clout. Every year, our students work with the very best in contemporary writing, and their hard work truly pays off.
But don’t just take our word for it. Institute graduate and veteran participant Meryl Stratford has attended no less than six poetry workshops at the Miami Writers Institute and recently published two poems she wrote during her classes in a major international journal and an emerging publishing house. “October, in Amsterdam,” which she wrote in Terrance Hayes’ workshop, was published in Amsterdam Quarterly, while “Application for Asylum,” written in Adrian Matejka’s workshop, is forthcoming in Elusions: Refugee Poetry, an anthology from Waterwood Press.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Stratford is an associate editor for the South Florida Poetry Journal. Her poems have appeared in numerous other journals and anthologies. Her chapbook, The Magician’s Daughter, won the 2013 YellowJacket Press Contest for Florida Poets.
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