Meredith Trede reads from Tenement Threnody

Meredith Trede will be reading from Tenement Threnody, a new collection of persona poems in voices Meredith remembers from her New York City childhood.

Thomas Lux, says “…this is a book of laments but it is also a wonderful, unique book of great celebration. The poems and their speakers are so alive, so human, and their voices are captured perfectly in sonnet-sized forms. These are portraits and voices from a gone world. Sometimes, to go forward, we must go back. This is a terrific book.” Another reader: “Meredith Trede's new book took me deep into a world I'd never known. And left me wanting more.”

SFA Press published Field Theory; her chapbook Out of the Book, was in Desire Path. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press. Her many journal publications include The Paris Review, Barrow Street, Friends Journal  and Gargoyle. She was granted fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, VCCA in Virginia and France, the 2012 Nicholson Political Poetry Award, and a NYFA travel grant.