blackbirdonline journalSpring 2010  Vol. 9  No. 1
R.H.W. Dillard

R.H.W. Dillard is currently completing his seventh collection of poetry, What Is Owed the Dead. He has published three volumes from Louisiana State University Press, Sallies (2001), Just Here, Just Now (1994), and After Borges (1972), two from the University of North Carolina, News of the Nile (1971), and The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems (1966), and one from the University of Utah, The Greeting: New & Selected Poems (1981).

Dillard is the author of two novels; The First Man on the Sun (LSU, 1983) and The Book of Changes (Doubleday, 1974). He has also published a collection of short fiction, Omniphobia (LSU, 1995), and two critical studies, Understanding George Garrett (University of South Carolina, 1988) and Horror Films (Monarch, 1976). He is the co–author, with George Garrett and John Rodenbeck, of the screenplay for the 1965 film Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, recently re–released on DVD (Dark Sky Films, 2006). Dillard is the winner of the 2007 Association of Writers and Writing Programs George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, and the 1994 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize from Folger Shakespeare Library.  end

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