Brigitte Byrd

318120-897300-thumbnail.jpgA native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is the author of Fence above the Sea (Ahsahta, 2005), her debut collection of prose poems. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Shade 2006 (Four Way Books), Like Thunder, and American Diaspora (both from University of Iowa Press), and in literary magazines including Mississippi Review, WSQ (Women Studies Quarterly), Bitter Oleander, Fourteen Hills, Columbia Poetry Review, CAB/NET Magazine, LCR (Lilies and Cannonballs Review), Coconut Poetry, Dragon Fire, Pindeldyboz, Denver Quarterly, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Spoon River Poetry Review, Laurel Review, New Orleans Review, and New American Writing, among others. She is the first-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg, Russia, Summer Literary Seminar 2000. Brigitte received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University in 2003. She currently lives in Atlanta and teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State University. She is a board member editor for Circumference: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies.

Books published by CIAL:

The Dazzling Land