Brigitte Byrd

Atlanta, GA
Website: 
brigittebyrd.com

Author's Bio

Brigitte Byrd is a French-American poet, author of three book-length collections of poems, most recently Song of a Living Room (Ahsahta Press).She is Professor of English at Clayton State University where she teaches creative writing, contemporary poetry, and multicultural literature. She received a Ph. D. in English (Poetry as a Genre and Theory of Performance) from Florida State University. Brigitte lives in Atlanta, Georgia. http://brigittebyrd.com/bbyrd/index.html

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
2015)
MiPo Literary Journal
2015)
New Orleans Review
2015)
Denver Quarterly
2015)
Indiana Review
2015)
New American Writing
2015)
Laurel Review
2015)
Another Chicago Magazine
2015)
Bayou
2015)
Coconut Poetry
2015)
Dragonfire
2015)
nth position
2015)
Eternal Anthology
2015)
Mississippi Review
2015)
Women's Studies Quarterly
2015)
Pindeldyboz
2015)
Bitter Oleander
2015)
Bird Dog
2015)
Black Zinnias
2015)
So to Speak
2015)
Phoebe
2015)
How 2
2015)
Columbia Poetry Review
2015)
Fourteen Hills
2015)
Lilies & Cannonballs
2015)
Cabinet Magazine
2015)
Quarter After Eight
2015)
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, Heaven by Rowan Ricardo Phillips, 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: August 17, 2015.