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Brigitte Byrd

Author's Bio

Brigitte Byrd grew up in France and was trained as a dancer before migrating to the United States. She is the author of three poetry books, most recently Song of a Living Room (Ahsahta). Her current work is featured in Denver Quarterly, North American Review, The Laurel Review, Terminus, and Stone, River, Sky (Negative Capability), among others. She is Professor of English at Clayton State University where she teaches creative writing and contemporary poetry. Brigitte lives in Atlanta. http://www.brigittebyrd.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
SONG OF A LIVING ROOM (Ahsahta Press, 2009), THE DAZZLING LAND (Black Zinnias Books, 2008), FENCE ABOVE THE SEA (Ahsahta Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
Stone, River, Sky (Negative Capability Press, 2016), The Laurel Review: Prose Poetry (Green Tower Press, 2015), The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010), Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press, 2009), Shade: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction (Four Way Books, 2006), Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa Press, 2002), American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001)
Journals:
1913, Another Chicago Magazine, Apalachee Review, Bayou, Bird Dog, Bitter Oleander, Black Zinnias, Cabinet Magazine, Coconut Poetry, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Dragonfire, Eternal Anthology, Fourteen Hills, Georgetown Review, How 2, Indiana Review, Interim, Laurel Review, Lilies & Cannonballs, MiPo Literary Journal, Mississippi Review, New American Writing, New Orleans Review, North American Review, nth position, Phoebe, Pindeldyboz, Quarter After Eight, Sentence, So to Speak, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, Spoon River Poetry Review, Terminus, The Ampersand Review, The Prose-Poem Project, Women's Studies Quarterly
Prizes:
1st-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000 judged by Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein, Milan Kundera, Pascal Quignard, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Carson, Rosemarie Waldrop.

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: June 22, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American, Feminist, French
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, French
Born in:
Paris

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