The Dropped Hand

The Dropped Hand

by Terry Blackhawk


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Poetry. Terry Blackhawk's poetry collections include Trio: Voices from the Myths; Body & Field; ESCAPE ARTIST, winner of the 2002 John Ciardi Prize; and a Greatest Hits chapbook from Pudding House Press. Blackhawk's poems have appeared in many journals with reviews of her books in CALYX, Poet Lore, Booklist, ForeWord and American Book Review. In 1990 she was named Michigan's Creative Writing Teacher of the Year. In 1992-1993 she received a National Endowment for the Humanities sabbatical award to study Emily Dickinson and later published several articles in An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia. In 1995, while still teaching for Detroit Public Schools, she founded InsideOut Literary Arts Project, a writers in schools organization. She has received the Foley Poetry Prize, an artist-in-residence grant from Michigan Council for the Arts, the Michigan Governor's Award for Arts Education, a Detroit Metro Times Progressive Hero Award and the United Black Artists Pioneering Teacher in the Arts Award. Terry Blackhawk is a graduate of Antioch College. She holds a Ph.D. in Reading and Language Arts Education from Oakland University and is a founding board member of WITSA, the national Writers in the Schools Alliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979750946
Publisher: Broadside Lotus Press
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Terry was born on February 5, 1945, in Glendale, California, to Ben A. & Marie W. Bohnhorst. She graduated from Oakland University in 1993. She taught at the Detroit Public Schools from 1968 - 1996. She founded InsideOut Literary Arts Project in 1995. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.

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