John Blair (writer)

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John Blair (born 1961) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.


He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University, and Tulane University, with a Ph.D .

His work appeared in Poetry,The Southern Review, Antioch Review, American Literature, The Georgia Review, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Humanities Review, Studies in the Novel and some three dozen other literary magazines and scholarly journals.

He is a full professor at Texas State University, where he directs the undergraduate creative writing program and teaches American Literature.[1] He lives in Texas, with his wife and son.


  • 2002 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, for American Standard
  • 2003 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, for The Green Girls
  • 2006 The Andrew Lytle Prize for Fiction, for "Low Tide Turning"
  • 2007 Phoebe Winter Fiction Award for "The Road To Little Happiness"
  • 2008 Rumi Prize for Poetry for "Dogs of Grass"
  • 2010 The St. Petersburg Review Prize in Poetry for "The Yellow Christ"
  • 2012 The Tampa Review Prize in Poetry for The Occasions of Paradise
  • 2014 The Florida Review Editors' Prize in Poetry for "Dirt"
  • 2014 The Tusculum Review Prize in Fiction for "The Biggest Snake in the Woods"
  • 2015 The Dana Award in Poetry



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