Tyler Meier

Executive Director

Tyler Meier is the Poetry Center's Executive Director, where he is responsible for operations, fundraising, and strategic and organizational planning.  An alum of the UA's Academic Leadership Institute, he was recognized in 2019 by the University of Arizona with an Award for Excellence.  

He is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of English, and serves on the advisory boards of the W.A. Franke Honors College, the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, and the Humanities Seminars Program.  He helped co-found the Poetry Coalition, a coalition of the nation's leading poetry organizations, where he continues to serve and advise in the leadership cohort. 

Prior to coming to the Poetry Center, he served as managing editor at the Kenyon Review and co-director of the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. 

He received an MFA from the University of Washington, and his poetry and nonfiction have appeared in the Arizona RepublicBoston ReviewBat City Review, Indiana Review, jubilat, PoetryWashington Square, Forklift, Ohio, and the anthology Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate.  With Naomi Shihab Nye and David Hassler, he is co-editor of Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic