blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2011  v10n1
Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson is the author of a collection of poetry, Big-Eyed Afraid (Waywiser Press, 2007), which won the 2006 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and was named best debut of 2007 by Contemporary Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Birmingham Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2008 (Scribner), Southwest Review, Blackbird, Barrow Street, Literary Imagination, and other journals and anthologies. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Tampa, where she serves as the poetry editor for Tampa Review and will teach in the university’s new low-residency MFA program.  end

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