Blackbird Fall 2007  Vol. 6 No. 2


Chris Abani
Victoria Chang
Michael Chitwood
Keith Ekiss
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Beth Ann Fennelly
Raza Ali Hasan
James Hoch
Cyan James
Julia Johnson
Larry Levis
Khaled Mattawa
Timothy O’Keefe
Catherine Pierce
Jon Pineda
John Poch
Austin Segrest
Louie Skipper
Ron Smith
Robert Thomas
Joshua Weiner
Lesley Wheeler
Charles Wright


Catherine Pierce's first full-length poetry collection, Famous Last Words (Saturnalia Books, 2007), won the 2007 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and is scheduled for publication in January 2008. Pierce also authored a chapbook, Animals of Habit (Kent State, 2004). Her poems have appeared in Slate, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, Barrow Street, and the anthology, Best New Poets 2007. She has a PhD from the University of Missouri and an MFA from Ohio State University. Pierce teaches English and creative writing at Mississippi State University.  

Photo by Michael Kardos