Stephen Meats

Stephen Meats

The Midwest Quarterly has announced the establishment of a poetry prize in honor of longtime faculty member and Midwest Quarterly poetry editor Stephen Meats.

Five hundred dollars will be awarded to the author of the best poem published in the four issues that make up each volume of the quarterly, beginning with the Fall of 2016. The first winner will be announced in October 2017.

The Quarterly made the announcement of the prize in conjunction with Meats’ return to campus as part of the English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series last fall.

Meats retired in 2016 and lives with his wife, Ann, in Florida.