blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2018  Vol. 17 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Michelle Boisseau

Michelle Boisseau (1955–2017) was the author of six collections of poetry including Among the Gorgons (University of Tampa Press, 2016). She received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017 and her second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2010. Her textbook, Writing Poems (Longman, 2004), is in its eighth edition. She was a professor of English at the University of Missouri–Kansas City until her death from lung cancer last fall. We will miss her distinct voice.  end