Meredith Holmes is a poet and freelance writer. She was part of “Big Mama,” a feminist poetry theater group that performed nationally in the 1970s and published two collections of poetry. In 1991, Meredith traveled with her then-partner (now-spouse) to Lima Peru to adopt a baby girl.
In 2003, Pond Road Press published a collection of Meredith’s poems, Shubad’s Crown. Her poems also appear in Garrison Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems for Hard Times; Cleveland in Prose and Poetry; and Awake at the End. In 2005, Meredith served as the first Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, writing poems for various public, civic, and arts-related occasions. In 2015 to 2016, she will serve a second term, as the seventh Poet Laureate of the city. A new book of poems, I’m Not From Here, is forthcoming in 2015.