Brigitte Byrd

Atlanta, GA
Website: 
brigittebyrd.com

Author's Bio

Brigitte Byrd grew up in France and migrated to the United States in her late twenties. She is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Song of a Living Room (Ahsahta, 2009). Her new work is featured in the anthology Stone, River, Sky (Negative Capability, 2015) and The Laurel Review (prose poetry issue), among others, and it is forthcoming in the North American Review. http://www.brigittebyrd.com

Publications and Prizes

Anthology

American Diaspora: Poetry of Displacement
(University of Iowa Press,
2001)
Shade: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction
(Four Way Books,
2006)
Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America
(University of Iowa Press,
2002)
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice
(Rose Metal Press,
2010)
The Laurel Review: Prose Poetry
(Green Tower Press,
2015)
Stone, River, Sky
(Negative Capability Press,
2016)

Journal

Spoon River Poetry Review
2016)
MiPo Literary Journal
2016)
New Orleans Review
2016)
Denver Quarterly
2016)
Indiana Review
2016)
New American Writing
2016)
Laurel Review
2016)
Another Chicago Magazine
2016)
Bayou
2016)
Coconut Poetry
2016)
Dragonfire
2016)
nth position
2016)
Eternal Anthology
2016)
Mississippi Review
2016)
Women's Studies Quarterly
2016)
Pindeldyboz
2016)
Bitter Oleander
2016)
Bird Dog
2016)
Black Zinnias
2016)
So to Speak
2016)
Phoebe
2016)
How 2
2016)
Columbia Poetry Review
2016)
Fourteen Hills
2016)
Lilies & Cannonballs
2016)
Cabinet Magazine
2016)
Quarter After Eight
2016)
Georgetown Review
Apalachee Review
Interim
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Sentence
1913
The Prose-Poem Project
North American Review
The Ampersand Review
Prizes: 
1st-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000 judged by Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover.

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Dome of the Hidden Pavilion by James Tate, The Last Two Seconds by Mary Jo Bang, Le sang des autres by Simone de Beauvoir
Favorite Authors:
Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein, Milan Kundera, Pascal Quignard, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Carson, Rosemarie Waldrop.

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Listing last updated: December 1, 2015.