David Black, local writer, is among the outstanding Virginian poets included in a new collection entitled The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. IX: Virginia. He is represented by three poems chosen by Jesse Graves, one of the series editors and Poet-in-Residence at East Tennessee State University.

This collection is part of a sweeping series highlighting the works of contemporary poets in all the Southern states. Among other Virginians represented in this new collection are Rita Dove (Pulitzer winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States), Henry Taylor (also a Pulitzer winner), R.H.W. Dillard (head of the creative writing program at Hollins College), and Gregory Orr (founder and first director of the MFA Program in Writing at U.Va.)

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