Rebekah Bloyd's poetry, essays, and translations with the Czech poet and immunologist Miroslav Holub have appeared in Harper's, The London Times Literary Supplement, Quarterly West, Field, Five Fingers Review, Sou'Wester, The Cincinnati Review and elsewhere. Her recent writings and translations have appeared in Poetry, Rozrazil (a Czech journal of culture and society) and Miroslav Holub: Poems Before and After (Bloodaxe Books, 2006).
In October 2010, Bloyd joined writers and scholars from Central Europe and North America as a featured round table discussant in the international conference Living Between the Lines: Transgressive (Auto) Biography as Genre and Method. Her essay on Holub—“Real Deep Surprises”— appears in the September special edition of Brno Studies in English, a bi-annual scholarly journal. Selections from the essay were published as the brief memoir “A Poet in Death Valley” in Poetry (2009).
Bloyd is the recipient of a Hedgebrook Residency as well as Fulbright grants to the Czech Republic and Jamaica. She is the author of the poetry collection Seabook (Meduza, 2000) and of the chapbooks "Handsome" (Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2011) and "Sister Island" (Blackberry Press, 1987).
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