Brigitte Byrd

Atlanta, GA
Website: 
brigittebyrd.com

Author's Bio

Brigitte Byrd is a French-American poet, author of three books of poems, most recently Song of a Living Room (Ahsahta Press). She 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)

Journal

Spoon River Poetry Review
2014)
MiPo Literary Journal
2014)
New Orleans Review
2014)
Denver Quarterly
2014)
Indiana Review
2014)
New American Writing
2014)
Laurel Review
2014)
Another Chicago Magazine
2014)
Bayou
2014)
Coconut Poetry
2014)
Dragonfire
2014)
nth position
2014)
Eternal Anthology
2014)
Mississippi Review
2014)
Women's Studies Quarterly
2014)
Pindeldyboz
2014)
Bitter Oleander
2014)
Bird Dog
2014)
Black Zinnias
2014)
So to Speak
2014)
Phoebe
2014)
How 2
2014)
Columbia Poetry Review
2014)
Fourteen Hills
2014)
Lilies & Cannonballs
2014)
Cabinet Magazine
2014)
Quarter After Eight
2014)
Georgetown Review
Apalachee Review
Interim
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Sentence
1913
The Prose-Poem Project
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:
Black Sun by Julia Kristeva
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: January 4, 2014.

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