Sheila Black

Sheila Black holds a BA in French literature from Barnard College and an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. 

Black is the author of Iron, Ardent (Educe Press, 2017) and coeditor of the anthology Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011) with Jennifer Bartlett and Michael Northen. 

In 2012, Black received the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress.

Black is a cofounder of Zoeglossia, a nonprofit organization that promotes the work of poets with disabilities, and is the director of development at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). She lives in Texas.