blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Edward Falco is the author of the hypertext novel, A Dream with Demons, as well as a collection of hypertext poetry, Sea Island, both from Eastgate Systems. His books of fiction include two collections of short stories: Acid (Notre Dame, 1996), which received the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction from the University of Notre Dame and was a finalist for The Patterson Fiction Prize, and Plato at Scratch Daniel's & Other Stories (University of Arkansas Press, 1990). He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he teaches writing and literature at Virginia Tech, and edits The New River, a journal of hypertext writing.  



Stephanie Strickland's V (Penguin Books) won the 2000 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award given by the Poetry Society of America for a manuscript in progress. Strickland is also the author of the hypertext and print volume True North (Eastgate and Notre Dame Press, 1997), as well as other works of innovative poetry, including The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil (University of Wisconsin, 1993), winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Give the Body Back (University of Missouri, 1991). In addition she edited What's Become of Eden: Poems of Family at Century's End (Slapering Hol Press, 1994, 1999). Strickland's essays about digital poetics have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals (both print and online). Her poetry has appeared in many publications including The Paris Review, Ploughshares, the Electronic Book Review, and The Kenyon Review.   

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