blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Nicole Cooley’s first book of poetry, Resurrection (Louisiana State University, 1996), won the 1995 Walt Whitman Award. Her second book of poetry, The Afflicted Girls, was published by LSU in 2004 and was chosen as one of the best poetry books of the year by Library Journal. She has also published a novel with HarperCollins, Judy Garland, Ginger Love (1998). She has received a Discovery/The Nation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work appears in Poetry, The Paris Review, The Missouri Review and elsewhere.