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 co-edited 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.