blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2011  v10n1
Steve Gehrke

Steve Gehrke is the author of three books of poetry: Michelangelo’s Seizure (University of Illinois Press, 2007), which was selected for the National Poetry Series; The Pyramids of Malpighi (Anhinga Press, 2004), which won the Philip Levine Prize; and The Resurrection Machine (BkMk Press, 2000), which won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. He has also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize. Poems from his new manuscript, Prologue, Epilogue, have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Shenandoah, The Missouri Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Literary Imagination, and others. He teaches at the University of Nevada–Reno.  end

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