blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Stephen Haven

Stephen Haven is the author of three collections of poetry, The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012), winner of the New American Poetry Prize; Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008), winner of the 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year Award; and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004). He is also the author of a memoir, The River Lock: One Boy’s Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008). His poetry and collaborative translations from contemporary Chinese poetry have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Common, Consequence Magazine, Image, North American Review, Parnassus, Salmagundi, The Southern Review, and World Literature Today, among others. Haven has twice been a Fulbright professor at universities in Beijing and has received five individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council. He is a professor of English at Lesley University, where he also teaches as part of the MFA in creative writing program.  end