Celia Bland

Celia Bland teaches poetry at Bard College, where she is Writer-in-Residence and the International Coordinator for the Institute of Writing and Thinking.  In the last year she has led workshops in Berlin, Vilnius, the West Bank, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is the author of Soft Box: Poems (CavanKerry), which won ForeWord magazine’s Silver Medal, and Madonna Comix (f8), a word & image collaboration with artist Dianne Kornberg (http://madonnacomix.com/about/).  Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Cortland Review, Narrative Review (where her poem, “Wasps,” won Poem of the Year), Witness, Green Mountains Review, Lumina, et al.