blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Reginald Shepherd's fourth book of poems, Otherhood, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in spring, 2003. His other books, all published by Pittsburgh, are Some Are Drowning (winner of the 1993 Associated Writing Programs' Award in Poetry); Angel, Interrupted; and Wrong. Winner of a 1993 Nation/"Discovery" Award, Shepherd has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, among other awards and honors. He has taught at Northern Illinois University and Cornell University and currently lives and writes in Pensacola, Florida.  

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