writer. editor. poet. photographer. musician.
“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 and platforms – Jonah strives for nothing less than editorial excellence. With multitudinous publication credits to his name, Jonah has a strong background in print journalism (news writing, feature stories, personality profiles, opinion/editorial pieces, and the like); poetry published in more than 60 literary arts journals (both print and online); publication of a half-dozen books of poetry; nearly five-hundred book reviews; 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, sweet jazz and savvy rock and 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 served on the staff with the Greensboro (NC) Public Library for 14 years.
Presently, Jonah focuses on his writing and editing, seeking opportunities to heighten and flourish his editorial excellence. He strongly believes everybody has a story to tell. Everybody.
When not creating new written works, Jonah enjoys jamming out on guitar, banjo and piano-forte’, shooting street photography, studying cognitive neuroscience and Buddhist philosophy, and acting in theatre. He once wrote a sixty-one-page paper explaining why sixty-one is, in fact, the finest number.
Jonah’s creative work has been published in:
A Fresh Draft (Hopewell Publications), Adopt-A-Beard, Alamance News, American Crises, Ampersand Literary Journal, Ariel Publishing, ArtQuest, Balderdash Literary Review, Black Mountain Press, The Bluebird Word, Bluntly Magazine Chicago, Boats Against The Current Magazine, Bohemian Review, Booklovers Blog, Breadcrumbs Magazine, Buddhist Poetry Journal, Burlington (VT) Writers Workshop: In Conversation With, Busker Mountain, Carolina Peacemaker, The Carolinian, Cold Lake Anthology, Coraddi, Digging Through The Fat, Eden Daily News, The Family Room, The Following, FORTH Magazine, Found Spaces, Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro Voice, Guilford County Women’s Journal, GYC Artistry Awards, Harvest of Dreams, Haywood County Enterprise-Mountaineer, Heavy Feather Review, Helping Hands Publishing, High Point Enterprise, Introvert, JAB Fiction and Poetry, Kitchen Table Quarterly, Librarian’s Guide to Guilford County, The Maine Review, The Mindfulness Bell (Parallax Press), Monday Night Poetry, Morning in the Carolinas, The Mountaineer, Mud Season Review, New Pages, Oddball Magazine, O.Henry Magazine, Okay Donkey Magazine, Open Hand Publishing, Press Pause Press, Quagmire Literary Magazine, Raise the Voices, Random Sample Review, Reidsville Review, SHOTS, SIXFold, Sledgehammer Literary Journal, Staccato Fiction, Taco Bell Quarterly, Thespis Books NYC, Thrush Poetry Journal, Triad Style, Under the Gum Tree, The US Review of Books, Walt Whitman’s Beard, Welcome to America Project, West Marin Review, The Writing Disorder
Jonah Meyer is the Founding Editor of Balderdash Literary Review, Busker Mountain, and Walt Whitman’s Beard.
A Staff Writer with The US Review of Books, he also serves as Poetry Editor for Mud Season Review and Assistant Poetry Editor with Random Sample Review.
Additionally, Jonah is the Copy Editor for Under the Gum Tree, and serves on the Poetry Editorial Team with The Maine Review and Okay Donkey Magazine.
Jonah previously served as Associate Editor for Thrush Poetry Journal.
Finally, he writes an occasional column/book review for both the Carolina Peacemaker and Heavy Feather Review.
Jonah Meyer – Professional Writing & Editing
‘poetry is an act of peace’~ pablo neruda