Meredith Holmes

Poet Meredith Holmes was born and raised in a small Quaker town in New Jersey and earned a BA from Case Western University. Her poems recreate the everyday world through simple but penetrating language that offers precise descriptions of domestic scenes. A longtime participant in writing groups, including the poetry theater group Big Mama, Holmes is currently a member of Take Nine, a group of female poets. She lives in Ohio.

What People are Saying

"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion