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.
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