blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



   Dollar Bill
   The Saved

Born and raised in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge, Michael Chitwood is now a free-lance writer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Emory & Henry College (BA) and the University of Virginia (MFA). Ohio Review Books has published two books of his poetry—Salt Works (1992) and Whet (1995). His third book, The Weave Room, was published by The University of Chicago Press in the Phoenix Poets series (Spring 1998). His collection of essays, Hitting Below the Bible Belt, was published by Down Home Press in 1998.

Chitwood is a regular commentator for radio station WUNC-FM. His book reviews and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Greensboro News & Record, Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer magazine.