blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Susanna Childress is a recipient of the Life Career Poetry Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, an AWP Intro Journals award, the 2003 Foley Poetry Award, sponsored by America: The National Catholic Weekly, and the Roy Crane Excellence in Creative Arts Award. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, Mississippi Review, Notre Dame Review, Bellingham Review, Crab Orchard Review, RUNES, and the anthology And Know This Place: Poems of Indiana, forthcoming from Indiana University. Her first volume of poems, Jagged with Love, was chosen by Billy Collins as winner of the 2005 Brittingham Poetry Prize, forthcoming from Wisconsin in October 2005. She is a doctoral candidate in English at Florida State University and resides with her husband in Oklahoma