Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-01-06

 

Samford University English alumna Brit Blalock `08 has been nominated for one of the nation's most prestigious literary awards for her poetry.

The editors of Blood Orange Review nominated Blalock's "Epigraph for this Poem" for the 2012 Pushcart Prize, awarded by U.S. small literary presses each year since 1976.

After studying English and Psychology at Samford--especially under the mentorship of English professors Bryan Johnson and Julie Steward--Blalock continued her education at New York University, where she eventually served as Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing while completing her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing.

Currently, Blalock is editing a collection of non-fiction essays by southerners, working on a book-length collection of her poetry and preparing to begin a Ph.D. program in creative writing in fall, 2012.

 

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