blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2023  Vol. 21  No.3
an online journal of literature and the arts
Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of more than eighteen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her latest collections include I Want to Tell You (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023) and America that island off the coast of France (Tupelo Press, 2019), which won the 2017 Dorset Prize in poetry. Her most recent book of fiction is the short story collection Underground Women (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). Kercheval is also a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry, most recently Love Poems/Poemas de amor by Idea Vilariño (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Her essays “Speak Up” and “The Fox Sister” won New Ohio Review’s 2022 Nonfiction Contest and New Letters’ 2021 Editor’s Choice Award. She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  end

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