Susan Settlemyre Williams, Blackbird book review editor and associate literary editor, is the author of a chapbook, Possession (Finishing Line, 2007). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Mississippi Review, diode, 42opus, Sycamore Review, the Marlboro Review,and other journals. Her book-length manuscript Ashes in Midair has been a runner-up or finalist in several recent competitions, and one of her poems won the 2006 Diner poetry contest and was selected for Best New Poets 2006 (Samovar Press). She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
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