blackbirdonline journalSpring 2010  Vol. 10  No. 1
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A joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc.


Recent Awards for Current and Previous Blackbird Contributors

Jean Valentine’s Break the Glass (Copper Canyon, 2010) was named a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Poetry.

Peter Campion, Claudia Emerson, and A.E. Stallings received 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Stephen Dunn, David Wojahn, Jean Valentine, Deb Olin Unferth, Terrance Hayes, Caitlin Horrocks, Philip Levin, Alan Shapira, William Olsen, Jennifer Grotz, Michael Collier, Chase Twitchell, and Rodney Jones were recipients of 2010 Pushcart Prizes.

Kathleen Graber’s The Eternal City (Princeton University Press, 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Bruce Bond received second prize in the 2011 William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review.

Darren Morris received the Just Desserts Short Short Fiction Prize for “The Weight of the World.”

Chase Twichell received a 2011 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Beth Bachmann received a 2011 Kate Tufts Poetry Award.

Matt Donovan and Suzanne Rivecca received Rome Fellowships in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Kelli Anne Noftle received the Omnidawn 2010 1st/2nd Book Poetry Prize.

Recent Books by Current and Previous Blackbird Contributors

Dhaka Dust
Dilruba Ahmed
Graywolf Press

Claire Bateman
Etruscan Press

The Color of Night
Madison Smartt Bell
Vintage Contemporaries

Winter Dogs
Drew Blanchard
Salmon Poetry

Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees
ed. Christopher Buckley and Christopher Howell
The Backwaters Press

In the Carnival of Breathing
Lisa Fay Coutley
Black Lawrence Press
forthcoming July 2011

The Double Truth
Chard deNiord
University of Pittsburgh Press

The Volcano
Norman Dubie
Copper Canyon Press

This is Not Your City
Caitlin Horroks Sarabande Books

Bone Fires
Mark Jarman
Sarabande Books

New Hope for the Dead: Uncollected William Matthews
ed. Sebastian Matthews and Stanley Plumly
Red Hen Press

Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls
Erika Meitner
Anhinga Press

Zorba’s Daughter
Elizabeth Murawski
Utah State University Press

I Was there for Your Somniloquy
Kelli Anne Noftle

Sand Theory: Poems
William Olsen

The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills
Joanna Pearson
Arthur A. Levine Books
forthcoming July 2011

Hurricane Party
Alison Pelegrin
University of Akron Press

The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays
Yasmine Rana
Seagull Books

The Alphabet Conspiracy
Rita Mae Reese
Red Hen Press

Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Deb Olin Unferth
Henry Holt and Co.

Your Father on the Train of Ghosts
G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher
BOA Editions

World Tree
David Wojahn
University of Pittsburgh Press

Persons Unknown
Jake Adam York
Southern Illinois University Press