blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2020  Vol. 19 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Fleda Brown

Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems was chosen by Ted Kooser for his University of Nebraska poetry series in 2017. She has nine previous collections of poems. Her memoir, Driving with Dvorak (University of Nebraska Press), was published in 2010. Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry, and awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer’s Award, and she has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001–07. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware, where she directed the Poets in the Schools program, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington.  end

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