|Transportation available for Jay Meek memorial in Minneapolis|
Transportation is available for people who wish to attend the memorial service for Jay Meek, professor emeritus of English, in Minneapolis Sunday, Dec. 2. A van will leave that morning and return after the service. If you are interested, please call Ursula Hovet at 777-3984 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jay Meek was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and graduated from Central High School in Traverse City, Mich. He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a M.A. from Syracuse University in 1965. Before coming to UND in January 1985, he was a visiting writer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sarah Lawrence College. He was the poetry editor for the North Dakota Quarterly for many years, and published six books of poems with Carnegie Mellon University Press. He gave numerous readings of his work at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Providence College, Trinity College, Yale University, and Poets House in New York, among other places. Meek retired from UND in 2004 as professor emeritus of English.
Meek received grants from the Bush Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1996, as a partipant in the artists' exchange program, sponsored jointly by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, he was writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland.