blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2016  Vol. 15 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Edward Mayes

Edward Mayes is the author of five collections of poetry, including Works and Days (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), which won the AWP Award Series’ Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and First Language (University of Massachusetts Press, 1990), which won the 1989 Juniper Prize. He is the coauthor of three books: The Tuscan Sun Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2012), Bringing Tuscany Home (Broadway Books, 2004), and In Tuscany (Broadway Books, 2000). His poetry has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. Mayes is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and recipient of the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award and the Gordon Barber Memorial Prize. He is a former director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Clara University.  end

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