A native of France where she was trained as a dancer, Brigitte Byrd is the author of Fence above the Sea (Ahsahta, 2005) and The Dazzling Land (Black Zinnias, 2008). Her third collection Song of a Living Room is scheduled for fall 2009 (Ahsahta). Brigitte’s work is forthcoming in the anthology Online Writing:The Best of the First Ten Years (SnowVigate Press, with an introduction by Brian Evenson). New poems recently appeared in Lilies and Cannonballs, Quarter After Eight, Tarpaulin Sky, Coconut Poetry, and Taiga. Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and she is the first-prize poetry winner of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Summer Literary Seminar 2000. Brigitte received a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University 2003. She teaches Creative Writing at Clayton State University. She is also an editorial reviewer for Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies and writes micro-reviews for Oranges & Sardines*.