Terry Blackhawk

November 12 , 2004

Terry Blackhawk
Founder and director of Detroit's acclaimed InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Terry Blackhawk, Ph.D., is the author of Body & Field, a collection of poetry, and a chapbook, Trio: Voices from the Myths. Her second full-length poetry collection, Escape Artist, received the 2002 John Ciardi Prize from BkMk Press. Her poems have appeared in Marlboro Review, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southern Poetry Review and Yankee among others. She received the 1990 Foley Poetry Award, nominations for two Pushcart Poetry Prizes, and was a finalist for the Marlboro Prize in 1997 and 1999. Blackhawk conducts workshops on the connections between writing and art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and teaches graduate level writing classes for language arts teachers through Oakland University. She is recipient a National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher-Scholar Award, a Michigan Governors' Award in Arts Education, a United Black Artists Pioneering Teacher in the Arts Award, and a Michigan Council for the Arts artist-in-residence grant.
"Terry Blackhawk’s poems, crisp as the first apples of autumn, are tart, knowing, and full of the growth of summer. Poems like these can sustain you." -Molly Peacock, 2002 Judge, the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

To view Special Collections' holdings of Terry Blackhawk's work, please click here.

To hear Blackhawk read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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