blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Richard McCann is the author, most recently, of Ghost Letters (Alice James Books, 1994), the winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award and the Capricorn Poetry Award, and is the editor (with Michael Klein) of Things Shaped in Passing: More 'Poets for Life' Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. His fiction, poems, and memoirs have appeared in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and Tin House, and in numerous anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories and Best American Essays 2000. For his work, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundations, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. McCann is co-director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C. He is currently working on a series of autobiographical essays on organ transplantation, tentatively titled The Resurrectionist.  

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