blackbirdonline journalSpring 2011  Vol. 10  No. 1
Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats (Graywolf Press, 2011) and Space Walk (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. He has also published a book of essays, Interview with a Ghost (Graywolf Press, 2006), and a translation of Euripides’ Herakles (Oxford University Press USA, 2001). He received the 2011 John Updike Award, a 2003 Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the 1999 Shelley Memorial Award. He is the 2011 Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and has received grants from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College.  end

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