About the Author
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.