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 Poet Laureate of the United States.

David Wojahn received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for World Tree (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011).

Alan Shapiro is a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award for his collection of poetry, Night of the Republic (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).

Kathleen Graber, Anna Journey, Joy Katz, Matthew Nienow, Maggie Smith, Allison Titus, and Daneen Wardrop received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2011.

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

Katherine Larson won the 2012 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

Traci Brimhall, Rachel Richardson, Will Schutt, and Matthew Thorburn received Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes.

David Huddle received the 2012 Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction from the Library of Virginia for Nothing Can Make Me Do This (Tupelo Press, 2011).

David Wojahn received the 2012 Literary Award for Poetry from the Library of Virginia for World Tree. Dave Smith was a finalist for Hawks on Wires.

Kelly Cherry received the 2012 Carol Weinstein Prize in Poetry from the Library of Virginia.

Hugh Martin received the Iowa Review’s inaugural Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans.

Tarfia Faizullah received the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her collection, Seam, will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in February 2014.

Emilia Phillips received the 2012 Editor’s Choice Akron Poetry Prize.

Dawn Losinger received the 2012 Idaho Prize for Poetry for Whelm (Lost Horse Press).

Diane Suess is the winner of the Mid-American Review’s Fineline Competition for “I emptied my little wishing well of its emptiness.”

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 Game of Boxes
Catherine Barnett
Graywolf Press

Now Make an Altar
Amy Beeder
Carnegie Mellon University Press

O Holy Insurgency
Mary Biddinger
Black Lawrence Press

The Children
Paula Bohince
Sarabande Books

An Individual History
Michael Collier
W.W. Norton

The Glimmering Room
Cynthia Cruz
Four Way Books

Secure the Shadow
Claudia Emerson
Louisiana State University Press

Juliana Gray
Dream Horse 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

Night of the Republic
Alan Shapiro
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Will Schutt
Yale University Press

Katie Jean Shinkle
Gold Wake Press

The Sadness of July
Katie Jean Shinkle
dancing girl press

Sounds the Living Make
D. James Smith
Stephen F. Austin State University Press

Stealing History
Gerald Stern
Trinity University Press

The Auroras
David St. John