blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Troy Teegarden has interviewed more than four hundred poets and writers for radio and print. He is also the founder and editor of the quarterly literary journal Stovepipe and the author of three chapbooks, CIGARETTESaPOEM (2000), Unripe Tomatoes: Poems 1995-1998 (1999), and Reflections on the Elkhorn (1997), all from Sweet Lady Moon Press. His poems, stories, essays and interviews have appeared in Art: Mag, Atom Mind, Bathtub Gin, Blunt Object, Brouhaha, Earspank, Grievance, Haiku Canada, Hellp, Lilliput Review, The Metropolitan Review, and Vmagazine, as well as in the anthologies The Book of Kentucky (a limited edition available through the University of Kentucky) and In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Volume 2 (MW Enterprises, 2000). Teegarden is currently at work on a novel, The Dirt King, and a collection of interviews for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.   




Andrew Hudgins was born in Killeen, Texas, in 1951 and educated at Huntingdon College and the University of Alabama. He earned his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1983. His volumes of poetry include Ecstatic in the Poison (Overlook Press, 2003); Babylon in a Jar (1998); The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood (1994); The Never-Ending: New Poems (1991); After the Lost War: A Narrative (1988); and Saints and Strangers (1985), which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize, all published by Houghton Mifflin. He is also the author of a book of essays, The Glass Anvil (University of Michigan, 1997). Hudgins's awards and honors include the Witter Bynner Award for Poetry, the Hanes Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hudgins has taught at Baylor University and University of Cincinnati; he currently teaches at Ohio State University.