Star Black is a poet, photographer, and visual artist. She teaches in the MFA Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook Southampton and works in New York City as a photographer. She was born in Coronado, California, and raised in Washington, D.C. and Hawaii. Star Black has also taught at The New School, has lectured at the Bennington Writers Seminars, and wass the co-founder of the KGB Bar Poetry Series in the East Village. She teaches in the MFA Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook Southampton and works in New York City as a photographer.
She is the author of three books of sonnets: Waterworn, Balefire, and Ghostwood; a collection of double-sestinas, Double Time; and a book of collaged free verse, October for Idas. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet; 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to the Present. Her collages and handmade books were exhibited at Poets House and The Center for Book Arts and published in One of a Kind: Unique Artists Books by Pierre Menard Gallery.
Selections of her photographs are housed in the Berg Collection at The New York Public Library and at The Library of Congress. She lives in New York City and Sag Harbor.