blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2015  v14n1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Stephen Haven

Stephen Haven is the author of three poetry collections: The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012) which was the winner of the 2010 New American Press Poetry Prize, Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008) which was the winner of the 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year Award, and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004). He is also author of the memoir The River Lock: One Boy’s Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Parnassus,and Salmagundi,and his collaborative translations from contemporary Chinese poetry have appeared in North American Review, American Poetry Review, The Common, Consequence Magazine, and in the chapbook The Enemy in Defensive Positions (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008). Haven has twice been a Fulbright Professor at universities in Beijing and has received four Individual Artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council. He is the MFA Program in Creative Writing director at Ashland University, in Ashland, Ohio.  end

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