Rebecca Black is the author of Cottonlandia, winner of the 2004 Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press. Raised in Albany, Georgia, she graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University, and holds an M.F.A. from Indiana University. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she was recently a Distingushed Fulbright Scholar at Queen's University Belfast. Individual poems have appeared in Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, New England Review, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, and other journals. Since 2010, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Greensboro.
Awards and Honors:
Creative Writing Scholar Award, Fulbright-Queens University Belfast, 2011.
NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, 2009.
Irvine Foundation Faculty Grant, Santa Clara University, 2007.
Sustainability Curriculum Grant, Santa Clara University, 2007.
Multicultural Learning Research Grant, Santa Clara University, 2006.
Juniper Prize in Poetry, University of Massachusetts Press, 2004.
Stanford Artist-in-residence, Cite des Arts, Paris, France, 2003.
Finalist for Yale Younger Poets Prize, 2003.
Finalist for New Michigan Press/Diagram Chapbook Prize, 2003.
Finalist for Crab Orchard Press Poetry Prize, 2003.