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Brigitte Byrd

writer, professor, Clayton State University

A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is the author of *Fence above the Sea* (Ahsahta, 2005) and *The Dazzling Land* (Black Zinnias, 2008). Her third collection *Song of a Living Room* is scheduled for fall 2009 (Ahsahta). Brigitte's work is forthcoming in the anthology *Online Writing:The Best of the First Ten Years* (Snow*Vigate Press, with an introduction by Brian Evenson). New poems recently appeared in *Lilies and Cannonballs*, *Quarter After Eight*, *Tarpaulin Sky*, *Coconut Poetry*, and *Taiga*. Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the first-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000. Brigitte received a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University 2003. She teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State University. She is also an editorial reviewer for *Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies* and writes micro-reviews for *Oranges & Sardines*.