blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Laura-Gray Street has received a poetry fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Dana Award in Poetry, and The Greensboro Review Award in Poetry. She was also the 2003 poetry winner in the Emerging Writers Contest sponsored by the Southern Women Writers Conference. Her poems have been published in Shenandoah, Meridian, the Notre Dame Review, The Greensboro Review, the Yalobusha Review, New Virginia Review, and the website Poetry Daily, among other venues. She has been nominated for three times for a Pushcart Prize, and her work has been commissioned by the New York Festival of Song. Street has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and writer-in-residence at the Artist House at St. Mary's College in Maryland. Her work is currently part of Pivot Points, the traveling exhibition showcased in our Gallery section. Street holds a BA from Hollins University, an MA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She is assistant professor of English at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia.