blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Terese Svoboda is the author of eight books, including the works of fiction Trailer Girl and Other Stories and A Drink Called Paradise (both from Counterpoint Press), and Cannibal (from New York University Press, winner of the Bobst Prize); the poetry collections, Treason (Zoo Press, 2002), Laughing Africa (winner of the Iowa Prize in Poetry from the University of Iowa), Mere Mortals and All Aberration (both from the University of Georgia Press); and Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth, a book of translations published by Greenfield Review Press. She received a Pushcart Prize for her nonfiction in 2002. Her work has been selected for the Writer's Choice column in The New York Times Book Review, a Great Lakes New Writers Award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her translations, the Village Voice Literary Supplement's Best Summer Books, and one of SPIN's books of the year. Svoboda is currently poet-in-residence at University of Miami in Florida.