Brigitte Byrd

Poet

Atlanta, GA

Author's Bio

Brigitte Byrd grew up in France where she trained as a dancer before migrating to the United States. A transnational poet, she is the author of four books of poems. The HuffPost Contemporary Poetry Reviews called her collection Song of a Living Room “some of the most accomplished prose poems of the last decade.” Professor of English at Clayton State University, she also serves as Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Brigitte lives in Atlanta. http://www.brigittebyrd.com

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Stone, River, Sky (Negative Capability Press, 2016)
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The Laurel Review: Prose Poetry (Green Tower Press, 2015)
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The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010)
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Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years (Snowvigate Press, 2009)
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Shade: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction (Four Way Books, 2006)
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Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
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American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement (University of Iowa Press, 2001)
Books:
ONOMO, FLAUBERT (Ahsahta Press, 2020)
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SONG OF A LIVING ROOM (Ahsahta Press, 2009)
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THE DAZZLING LAND (Black Zinnias Books, 2008)
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FENCE ABOVE THE SEA (Ahsahta Press, 2005)
Journals:
1913
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Apalachee Review
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Bird Dog
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Black Zinnias
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Cabinet Magazine
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Coconut Poetry
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Columbia Poetry Review
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Denver Quarterly
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Dragonfire
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Eternal Anthology
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Georgetown Review
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How 2
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Lilies & Cannonballs
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MiPo Literary Journal
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Mississippi Review
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New American Writing
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nth position
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Pindeldyboz
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Quarter After Eight
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Sentence
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Terminus
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The Ampersand Review
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The Prose-Poem Project
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Women's Studies Quarterly
Prizes won: 

1st-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000 judged by Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover.

More Information

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
France
Raised in: 
France
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Last update: Feb 05, 2022