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

TJ Jarrett is the author of the poetry collections Zion (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition, and Ain’t No Grave (New Issues Press, 2013). Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Callaloo, POETRY, VQR, and elsewhere. She has been anthologized in Best American Nonrequired Reading (Houghton-Mifflin, 2015) and Language Lessons (Third Man Books, 2014). In 2017, she was awarded the George Garrett New Writing Award by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She has also been awarded the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry from VQR, scholarships from the Colrain Manuscript Conference, fellowships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and was a runner up for New Issues Poetry Prize.  end