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Meredith Ackroyd is a poet, artist, and mother, with an MFA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University, where she studied the writing of poetry for children, and a BA in English from the College of William and Mary.  Her poetry has been published in Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Root & Star, Frogpond, and tinywords, among other publications, and her scholarly writing has been published in the book Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden: A Children’s Classic at 100.  In 2021, one of her poems won a Touchstone Individual Poems Award from The Haiku Foundation.  She lives in a hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia with her husband and two daughters, and her writing is inspired by the natural world that surrounds her home.


To find out more about my life and work, you can check out my Haiku Registry listing at The Haiku Foundation or follow me on Instagram, where I often share both my published poems and glimpses of my creative, beautiful, and sometimes messy life at home in the mountains of Virginia.

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