blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2021  Vol. 20  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Heather Sellers

Heather Sellers is the author of three volumes of poetry and numerous chapbooks, including Field Notes from the Flood Zone (BOA Editions, 2022) and The Present State of the Garden (Lynx House Press, 2021), which won the 2020 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. She published the textbook, The Practice of Creative Writing: A Guide for Students (Bedford/St. Martins, 2021); the short story collection, Georgia Under Water (Sarabande Books, 2001); and a memoir, You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know (Riverhead Books, 2011), which featured in O, the Oprah Magazine. Her memoir was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and an Editor’s Choice selection at the New York Times. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Sun, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Her essay “Haywire” was selected for The Best American Essays by Leslie Jamison in 2017, and “Pedal, Pedal, Pedal” won a Pushcart Prize in 2018. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of South Florida.  end

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