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

Natasha Trethewey was named the Poet Laureate of the United States.

John Dufresne received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction.

Wendy Ewald received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography.

Kathleen Graber and D. Dale Young received Guggenheim Fellowships for Poetry.

Sarah Manguso received a Guggenheim Fellowship for General Nonfiction.

Belle Boggs received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Allison Seay received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

Terrance Hayes and A.E. Stallings received 2011 United States Artists Fellowships.

Diane Seuss's "Either everything is sexual, or nothing is. Take this flock of poppies" was selected to be reprinted in The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses (2013 edition).

Souad Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah's “Female 2000” was selected for The Written World London 2012 poetry project.

Jenny Johnson received the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize for her crown of sonnets “Aria.”

Recent Books by Current and Previous Blackbird Contributors

The Body Of Space In The Shape Of The Human
Andrew Allport
New Issues Poetry and Prose

The Black Ocean
Brian Barker
Southern Illinois University Press

The Game of Boxes
Catherine Barnett
Graywolf Press

Now Make an Altar
Amy Beeder
Carnegie Mellon University Press

The Children
Paula Bohince
Sarabande Books

An Individual History
Michael Collier
W.W. Norton

Secure the Shadow
Claudia Emerson
LSU Press

Comet Scar
James Harms
Carnegie Mellon University Press

Two-Headed Nightingale
Shara Lessley
New Issues Poetry and Prose

I Was There for Your Somniloquy
Kelli Anne Noftle
Omnidawn Publishing

State of Wonder
Ann Patchett
Harper Perennial

East of the West: A Country in Stories
Miroslav Penkov
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Girls of Peculiar
Catherine Pierce
Saturnalia Books

Sleep in Me
Jon Pineda
University of Nebraska Press

The Odditorium
Melissa Pritchard
Bellevue Literary Press

Animal Eye
Paisley Rekdal
University of Pittsburgh Press

Stealing History
Gerald Stern
Trinity University Press

The Auroras
David St. John