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A joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068


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Introductions Reading Loop

Michael Bazzett
   The Actress
   The Date
   The School

Oliver Bendorf
   Blue Boy

Adrienne Celt
   The Dimensions of the Anomaly

Rodney Gomez

Sally Wen Mao
   Dirt-eating Poem
   Metamorphic Diary
   Myopia: A Cartography

L.S. McKee
   Adam at the Garden’s Edge
   Company Town
   Shark’s Tooth

Douglas Silver
   Epcot Center, August ’88

Emily Williamson
   Stoney Creek

First Novelist Reading Loop

Ramona Ausubel
   from No One Is Here Except All of Us 

Cabell First Novelist Award 2013
   A Conversation 
   Panel Discussion 

Matthew Phipps
   Review | No One Is Here Except All of Us, by Ramona Ausubel

Tom Sleigh
with paintings by Michael Hafftka

A Conversation with Tom Sleigh 

Melissa Ginsburg

A Conversation with Kevin Powers 

Ailish Hopper
   Circle in the Grass

Julie Marie Wade
   Hourglass I
   Hourglass II

George Ferrandi
   The Prosthetics of Joy 

A Poetic Principles Reading: Charles Wright & Ellen Bryant Voigt 

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | Headwaters, by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Robert Rubin
   Camelot, after Fifty Years: Remembering Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Michael McGriff & J.M. Tyree
   from Our Secret Life in the Movies

Bernard Martin
   Stagecoach: The Paintings

Shane Seely
   The Death of Roland Barthes
   Peter Sellers on The Muppet Show

Manhatta Suite 
   Parker’s “The Art of the Camera: An Experimental ‘Movie’”
   Sheeler & Strand’s Manhatta

Ryan Walsh

Amy Arthur
   Cast Net

Melissa Barrett
   Everyone Here Is a Tourist
   Your Virtue Unswerving, But Miles from Any Mark

Matthew Hotham
   Without Like or As

C. Dale Young
   The Fortunate

Anis Shivani
   Translations from Lorca

F. Daniel Rzicznek
   Of Earth
   Of Current
   Of Hardship
   Of Opposites
   Of Religion

Jane Satterfield
   Angel of Becoming
   Landscape and Departure

Dan Rosenberg
   The City
   The Field
   New Food
   Spacemen Specimen

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

Elise Levine
   On Floating Bodies

Tom Condon
   Idiopathic Aura 

Circe Maia
translated from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval
   The Bridge
   A Horrible Shock
   In Memoriam

Len Krisak
translating from the Latin
   Catullus: Carmina, XXXIX
   Catullus: Carmina, XL

Ron Wallace
   The House Always Wins
   The Rapture

Walter Bennett

Liam O’Brien
   Revenge of the Love Song of the Boy Parachutist

Jen Hirt
   Why Not Malachite for Resurrection

Ralph Hamilton
   His long & glowing tail

Sidney Wade
   The Chickasaw Trees

Joe Wilkins

Kelly Younger
   from This World We Know

Andrew Kozma
   And Here It Seems the Author Died
   Huge Piece of Building

Mark Wagenaar
   Ghost Hour Gospel

Meg McKeon
   I Didn’t Tell You I Wanted to Feel Your Chin at the Nape of My Neck
   I’ll Make Dinner Tonight

Tyler Mills
   Dream of the Morning Before It Split Open
   Hypothesis: An Interview
   Negative Peeled Back from a Cardboard Album
   Voice of a Silhouette

Kimberly N. Frank
   Jersey Shore

Emilia Phillips
   Chapbook Omnibus Review
   reviews of work by Scafidi, Lenahan, Minicucci, Poulos, and Metres

Craig Beaven
   Review | Signaletics, by Emilia Phillips

Michaux Dempster
   Review | A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa, by Elaine Neil Orr and River of Dust,
   by Virginia Pye

Ross Losapio
   Review | Its Ghostly Workshop, by Ron Smith

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