blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2023  Vol. 21  No.3
an online journal of literature and the arts
Stephen Haven

Stephen Haven is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Flight from Meaning (Slant Books, 2024), winner of Eyewear Publishing’s International Beverly Prize for Literature. His three earlier collections include The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012), winner of the New American Poetry Prize; Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008), winner of the 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year Award; and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004). His work has appeared in The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, American Journal of Poetry, and others. Haven has twice been a Fulbright professor at universities in Beijing, has received five Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, and earned residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, the Djerassi Foundation, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He is a professor of English at Lesley University, where he teaches creative writing in the MFA program.  end

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