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Poet Terry Blackhawk

November 12, 2004


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Terry Blackhawk at the MSU LibraryFounder and director of Detroit's acclaimed InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Dr. Terry Blackhawk is author of Body & Field (MSU Press) and a chapbook, Trio: Voices from the Myths (Ridgeway Press). 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. Terry 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.