blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Edward Mayes

Edward Mayes is the author of five books of poetry including First Language (University of Massachusetts Press, 1990), which won the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and Works & Days (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), which won the 1998 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. He is coauthor, with Frances Mayes, of three books about Tuscany: In Tuscany (Broadway Books, 2000), Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy (Broadway Books, 2004), and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, 2012). His poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Southwest Review, and Crazyhorse.  end

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