About Sheila Black

Sheila Black (she, her, hers) is  most recently the author of Radium Dream from Salmon Poetry Ireland. Her other books of poetry include House of Bone, Love/Iraq, Wen Kroy, and Iron, Ardent. Poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review Online, The Nation, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She is a co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). For six years she directed Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s literary arts center. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of Zoeglossia, a non-profit to build community for poets with disabilities. Her honors include a 2000 Frost/Pellicer Frontera Prize, given to honor poets working along the US-Mexico border, and a 2012 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress for which she was selected by Philip Levine.