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Recent Awards for Current and Previous Blackbird Contributors

Colin Bailes’s poem “Bluegrass” was published in Best New Poets 2022, University of Virginia Press.

Bruce Bond’s book Vault won the 2022 Richard Snyder Memorial Poetry Prize.

Nicky Beer’s Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes is a finalist in the category of Bisexual Poetry for this year’s Lambda Literary Award.

Victoria Chang won the Chowdhury Prize in Literature.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust is a 2023 Gotham Book Prize Finalist.

Hernan Diaz was awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Hernan Diaz was awarded a 2023 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Trust.

Silas House won the 2023 Southern Book Prize for Lark Ascending.

Silas House’s Lark Ascending has won a 2023 Nautilus Award.

Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones is a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Poetry.

Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones is a Finalist for The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.

Dong Li’s book The Orange Tree was selected as the inaugural winner of the Phoenix Emerging Poet Book Prize and was published by the University of Chicago Press in March 2023.

Tomás Q. Morín was awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Prelude by Brynne Rebele-Henry is a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Lesbian Poetry.

Simon Shieh received a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Lesley Wheeler’s Mycocosmic has been chosen by Diane Seuss as runner-up for the Dorset Prize. It will be published by Tupelo Press in Winter 2025.

Carolyne Wright received a 2022–2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Carolyne Wright won the first Airlie Press Single Poem Prize for a Poem of Social Responsibility.

Carolyne Wright’s poem “This dream the world is having about itself . . . ” received a Pushcart Prize.


Recent Books by Current and Previous Blackbird Contributors

Kaveh Akbar
Penguin Random House (2024)

Bruce Bond
Ashland Poetry Press (2023)

Some Problems with Autobiography
Brian Brodeur
Criterion Books

Ghost Eaters
Clay McLeod Chapman
Quirk Books

The Lioness of Boston
Emily Franklin

If Some God Shakes Your House
Jennifer Franklin
Four Way Books

The Orange Tree
Dong Li
University of Chicago Press

milk tongue
Irène P. Mathieu
Deep Vellum Press

The Creation Museum
Sarah Rose Nordgren
Harbor Editions

The Fears
Kevin Prufer
Copper Canyon Press (2023)

Silver Alert
Lee Smith
Algonquin Book

Looking Up: Poems, 2010–2022
Dave Smith
Louisiana State University Press

The Blue House: Collected Works of Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer, translated by Patty Crane
Copper Canyon Press (2023)

Reader, I
Corey Van Landingham
Sarabande Books (2024)

Collected Poems
Ellen Bryant Voigt
W.W. Norton & Company

Masquerade: A Memoir in Poetry
Carolyne Wright
Lost Horse Press

This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems
Carolyne Wright
Lost Horse Press  bug icon