blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2017  Vol. 16 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Dana Crum

Dana Crum is the author of the poetry chapbook Good Friday 2000 (Q Avenue Press, 2014), and is a Callaloo Fellow. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Plume Poetry Journal, Carve Magazine, African Voices, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He was profiled by The Paris Review in 2013, and Chicago’s NPR affiliate WBEZ 91.5 FM broadcasted a dramatic reading of his short story, “My Heavenly Father,” as part of its Stories on Stage program in 2003. He won the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at The Seven Hills School, residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and received a fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dana is the CEO of, which provides tutoring and writing coach services.  end

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