2013 Conference on Poetry and Teaching Faculty Terry Blackhawk

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Terry Blackhawk is founding director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Detroit’s acclaimed writers-in-schools program. She is the author of two chapbooks and four full-length collections of poems including Escape Artist (BkMk Press, 2003), selected by Molly Peacock for the John Ciardi Prize, and The Light Between (2012) from Wayne State University Press. Recent work is in Michigan Quarterly Review, Florida Review, Borderlands, and on line at The Collagist.  Nimrod International awarded her the 2010 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily and in numerous anthologies, most recently When She Named Fire: Contemporary Poems by American Women. She holds a PhD in Reading/Language Arts from Oakland University.  Her awards as an educator include the Michigan Governor’s Award for Arts Education and a National Scholastic Writing Teacher Award.  She was twice named Michigan Youth Arts Festival Creative Writing Educator of the Year.

Read “Provincetown, August” by Terry Blackhawk

Date: February 04, 2013