blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2016  Vol. 15 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Rickey Laruentiis

   Levis Remembered

Rickey Laurentiis’s poetry collection, Boy with Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), won the 2016 Levis Reading Prize awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University, and was selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His honors include a 2013 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, along with fellowships or scholarships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Laurentiis teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.  end