Anna Journey, an MFA student at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a former associate editor and current contributing editor for Blackbird. She received the 2005 Sycamore Review Wabash Prize for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets’ Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize, among other awards. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
Journey's poetry appears or is forthcoming in FIELD, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, Poetry Southeast, Shenandoah, the anthology Best New Poets 2006 (Samovar, 2006), and elsewhere. Her book reviews have previously appeared in Blackbird, and a critical piece on Sylvia Plath appears in Notes on Contemporary Literature.