writer. editor. poet. photographer. guitarist.
‘human connection through creative expression’– jonah meyer
‘buskers, downtown asheville’ (2018)
Jonah Meyer is a poet, writer and editor, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in writing and editing – across genres – Jonah strives to exceed all of your writing and editing needs. He has had numerous publication credits to his name, including having written for various newspapers (news, feature stories, personality profiles, opinion/editorial pieces, and the like); poetry published in numerous literary magazines (both online and in print); publication of a half-dozen books of poetry; copyediting and writing of manuscripts and papers for clients; and other work as a freelance writer and editor, among additional creative endeavors.
Writing, in general – and penning poetry, more specifically – has long been Jonah’s primary passion. His raison d’être. His sweet jazz and savvy rock & roll. Jonah has been writing something – in one form or another – since he could first grasp a crayon.
Jonah earned his Bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religion (double-major), with a minor in Communications (1995), and Master’s in Library and Information Systems (2006), from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was on the staff with the Greensboro Public Library for 14 years. Presently, Jonah focuses on his writing and editing, seeking opportunities to heighten his editorial excellence. He strongly believes everybody has a story to tell.
When not creating new written works, Jonah enjoys jamming out on guitar and piano-forte, shooting street photography, studying neuroscience, and dabbling in Buddhist philosophy. He has had a hankering for orange sherbet since second grade.
Jonah’s creative work has been published in:
Coraddi, The Carolinian, Ampersand Literary Journal, O.Henry Magazine, FORTH Magazine, JAB fiction + poetry, American Crises, Carolina Peacemaker, Found Spaces, Staccato Fiction, Bluntly Magazine Chicago, SHOTS, The Mountaineer, Balderdash Literary Review, Bohemian Renassaince, Buddhist Poetry Journal, Introvert, New Pages, Greensboro Voice, ArtQuest, SIXFold, adopt-a-beard, DreamHarvest, Mud Season Review, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Got a Poem For Me?, Thespis Books NYC, The U.S. Review of Books, WTAP, High Point Enterprise, Greensboro News & Record, Reidsville Review, Alamance News, Guilford County Women’s Journal, Librarian’s Guide to Guilford County, Booklovers Blog, Walt Whitman’s Beard
Jonah Meyer is the founding editor of Balderdash Literary Review and Walt Whitman’s Beard.
Additionally, he is a staff writer with the US Review of Books, is on the poetry staff of Mud Season Review, and writes an occasional column for the Carolina Peacemaker.
Jonah Meyer ~ Professional Writing & Editing
‘poetry is an act of peace’~ pablo neruda