Meg Schoerke was raised in the Philadelphia and Chicago areas. She did undergraduate work at Northwestern University and earned M.A. M. F. A. and Ph. D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals such as The American Scholar, TriQuarterly, and The Hudson Review. She has also published a poetry chapbook, Beyond Mourning, and contributed essays to a variety of books on twentieth century American poetry. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as an Associate Professor of English at San Francisco State University.
Meg Schoerke currently resides in the state of California. Meg Schoerke has an academic affiliation as follows - SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIV.
I am particularly impressed by the tension between passion and reticence, between the deft & disciplined craft and wild heart loose in the world. A wonderful, provocative poet. I'll be eager to read her next book.
shows promise Oct 6, 2004
It isn't that she is a bad poet or that the poems were bad. They just weren't great poems and they didn't personally reach out to me. My biggest fault with the poems was that they seemed to be held at a distance from the reader. There was a certain amount of coldness for lack of a better word. They were very musical, both in subject matter (most poems dealt with music in one way or another) and in her style of writing. Schoerke handles both formal verse and free verse very well. I think she has a lot of promise as a poet and I'm curious to see where she develops from here.