blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Steve Gehrke’s second book, The Pyramids of Malpighi (Anhinga Press, 2004), won the 2002 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. His first book, The Resurrection Machine (BkMk Press, 2000), won the 1999 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. His third book, Michelangelo’s Seizure, recently won a National Poetry Series Award and will be published by the University of Illinois. Most recently, his poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Indiana Review, and Mississippi Review. He has new poems forthcoming in The Yale Review, Slate, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and other journals. He lives in Columbia, Missouri, where he is a PhD student in creative writing.