Brigitte Byrd

Atlanta, GA
Website: 
brigittebyrd.com

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

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
2017)
MiPo Literary Journal
2017)
New Orleans Review
2017)
Denver Quarterly
2017)
Indiana Review
2017)
New American Writing
2017)
Laurel Review
2017)
Another Chicago Magazine
2017)
Bayou
2017)
Coconut Poetry
2017)
Dragonfire
2017)
nth position
2017)
Eternal Anthology
2017)
Mississippi Review
2017)
Women's Studies Quarterly
2017)
Pindeldyboz
2017)
Bitter Oleander
2017)
Bird Dog
2017)
Black Zinnias
2017)
So to Speak
2017)
Phoebe
2017)
How 2
2017)
Columbia Poetry Review
2017)
Fourteen Hills
2017)
Lilies & Cannonballs
2017)
Cabinet Magazine
2017)
Quarter After Eight
2017)
Georgetown Review
Apalachee Review
Interim
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Sentence
1913
The Prose-Poem Project
North American Review
The Ampersand Review
Denver Quarterly
Terminus
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

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: June 22, 2016.