blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Sheila Black received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from the University of Montana. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Poet Lore, Willow Springs, Ellipsis (where she was awarded the Ellipsis Prize in 2001), The Pedestal, The Redneck Review, and Heliotrope, which recently awarded her its Editor's Choice Award. In 2000, she was the co-winner of the Pellicer-Frost Frontera Prize, given to a U.S. and a Mexican poet living along the U.S.-Mexico border. Selections from her winning manuscript were published in a bilingual book Entre Lineas in 2001. She teaches part-time in the English Department at New Mexico State University and works as Development Director for the Colonias Development Council, a non-profit organization which does community organizing in the colonias of southern New Mexico.