Celia Bland

Celia Bland
Celia Bland, IWT Associate Director, leads IWT workshops nationally and internationally.  She is author of YA biographies of Indigenous leaders Osceola, Pontiac, and Peter MacDonald (Chelsea House), and has published three collections of poetry: Soft Box (2004); Madonna Comix, a collaboration with artist Dianne Kornberg (2014); and Cherokee Road Kill, illustrated by Kyoko Miyabe (2018).  She is co-editor of a collection of critical essays about the poetry of Jane Cooper, A Radiance of Attention (U. of Michigan 2019).  Her essay on teaching poetry appeared in Reflecting Pool: Poets on the Creative Process (SUNY 2018).

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