blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Randy Marshall is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He is co-editor, with Andrew Miller, and John Venable, of The Gazer Within, a collection of essays by Larry Levis, published posthumously in 2001 as part of the University of Michigan Press's Poets on Poetry Series. Marshall received his MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. His essay "Suite: Larry Levis" appeared in the fall, 2002, issue of Blackbird.  

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Besides the just-published You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival (Little, Brown), Wesley Gibson is the author of Shelter, a novel (Harmony Books/Random House, 1992). His stories have been published in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, New Virginia Review, and the anthology Men On Men: Best New Gay Fiction 5 (Plume, 1994), among others. He has been the recipient of a Virginia Commission for the Arts grant in fiction and a New York Foundation of the Arts grant in nonfiction. He won the Mississippi Review Prize for fiction in 2000. In addition, he writes art and book reviews. Gibson has taught writing at Brown University, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University.