Sheila Black


Sheila Black is the author of three poetry collections, House of Bone, Love/Iraq (both CW Press), and Wen Kroy (Dream Horse Press), which was the winner of the 2011 Orphic Prize for Poetry. She is also author of two chapbooks, How to be a Maquiladora (Main Street Rag) and Continental Drift with painter Michele Marcoux (Patriothall, Edinburgh UK). She edited with Jennifer Bartlett and Michael Northen Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press 2011), which was named a Notable Book for 2012 by the American Library Association (ALA). She was selected by Poet Laureate Philip Levine for the 2012 Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and three children, Annabelle, Walker, and Eliza. She directs Gemini Ink, a literary arts center.