Anna Meister earned a BA in poetry/memory/maps from Hampshire College & an MFA in Poetry at New York University, where she served as a Goldwater Writing Fellow. A Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net nominee, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Whiskey Island, The Adroit Journal, Barrow Street, BOAAT, Sugar House Review, DIAGRAM, Powder Keg, & elsewhere. Anna was a 2015 Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellow & a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series. She is author of two chapbooks, NOTHING GRANTED (dancing girl press, 2016) & As If (Glass Poetry Press, forthcoming). She lives & works in Des Moines, IA.