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

Debra Nystrom is the author of four collections of poetry: Night Sky Frequencies (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016), Bad River Road (Sarabande Books, 2009), Torn Sky (Sarabande Books, 2003), and A Quarter Turn (Sheep Meadow Press, 1991). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review. She has been awarded the James Dickey Prize for Poetry from Five Points, the Balch Prize for Poetry from Virginia Quarterly Review, the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah, the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry, and two fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She teaches in the creative writing program at The University of Virginia.  end

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