blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Clara Silverstein is currently a writer and editor at the Boston Herald. Her articles and op-ed essays have also been published in the Boston Phoenix, Boston Parents' Paper, Chicago Parent, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Blackbird, The Comstock Review, Sow's Ear, Sojourner, The Larcom Review, and Peregrine. She has twice been a winner in the New England Writers annual Free Verse Competition, with a 2002 selection by Yusef Komunyakaa. She is Program Director of the Writers' Center at Chautauqua, a nine-week summer series of poetry and prose workshops at the Chautauqua Institution. Her memoir White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press.  

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