Poetry. CITIES OF FLESH AND THE DEAD is the eagerly awaited third collection of poetry by Diann Blakely. It won the seventh annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. Baron Wormser had this to say: "An imaginer who hits the bull's-eye with every detail, intonation, and emotional twitch, Blakely's fullness of language quietly and firmly dazzles as she moves among epochs, personae and geographies. She is a master of evoking the bounties of loss while embracing the wayward joys of what is unaccountably found."
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Diann Blakely attended the University of the South and Vanderbilt before taking her M.F.A. at Vermont College. She has taught at both the High School and the College level and is currently the Poet-in-Residence at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a Fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and is Assistant Poetry Editor for the Antioch Review. In both 1994 and 1995 Blakely was awarded the Pushcart Prize.Author City: BRUNSWICK, GA USA