blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Elinor Benedict won the May Swenson Poetry Award with her first collection, All That Divides Us (Utah State University, 2000). She has also published five chapbooks of poetry, several short stories, and numerous interviews, reviews, and newspaper features. Her poems have recently appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Florida Review, and Dogwood. She is currently working on a new collection called Late News from the Wilderness. She holds an MA from Wright State University and an MFA from Vermont College. She was the founding editor of Passages North literary magazine in the 1980’s. A native Tennessean, she lives in Michigan, where, for several years, she led a writers’ workshop at Bay de Noc Community College.