Anna Journey is a Contributing Editor for Blackbird. She has won the 2007 Diner Poetry Contest, the 2005 Sycamore Review Wabash Prize for Poetry, a residency at Yaddo, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry appears in FIELD, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Shenandoah, the anthology Best New Poets 2006 (Samovar, 2006), and elsewhere. Her book reviews are published in Blackbird, and her critical essay on Sylvia Plath is forthcoming in Notes on Contemporary Literature. Journey has also received a Presidential Fellowship from University of Houston, where she’ll begin her Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature this fall.
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