blackbirdonline journalSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
Sonja Livingston

   Holy Water

   Heart Relics, Lost Virgins, and Diving Boys: Expeditons
      into Devotion

Sonja Livingston’s latest essay collection is The Virgin of Prince Street (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). She is also the author of Ladies Night at the Dreamland (University of Georgia Press, 2016), Queen of the Fall (University of Nebraska Press, 2015), and Ghostbread (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which won an AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, The Rumpus, and Salon, among others. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, a VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, and an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, as well as grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She teaches creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth
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