blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2022  Vol. 21  No. 1
Gwen E. Kirby

Gwen E. Kirby is the author of Shit Cassandra Saw (Penguin Books, 2022). Her work appears or is forthcoming in One Story, Tin House, Guernica, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. Guest editor Aimee Bender selected her story “Shit Cassandra Saw . . .” for Best Small Fictions 2018 and it also appears in the 2018 Wigleaf Top 50. Her story “Midwestern Girl Is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Stories” won the 2017 DISQUIET Literary Prize for Fiction. She has been awarded scholarships to the Rivendell Writers’ Colony and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. Currently, she is the associate director of programs and finance for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference at the University of the South, where she also teaches creative writing.  end