blackbirdonline journalSpring 2016  Vol. 15 No. 1
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Copyright © 2016 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068



Boris Fishman
Oksana’s Kitchen: An Unlikely Friendship across Three Generations,
Two Continents, and One Dinner Table (A Memoir, with Seasoning)

Larry Palmer
Urshel: The Beautiful Lost Sheep

Brian Schwartz
Inside the Envelope

Allison Seay
The Disappearing Threshold: Claudia Emerson
and the Poetry of Mourning

David Wojahn
“On Hearing That My Poems Were Being Studied in a Distant Place”:
Thoughts on Distance, Difficulty, and Secret Addressees



Craig Beaven
Review | Count the Waves, by Sandra Beasley

Chelsea Gillenwater
Review | A Replacement Life, by Boris Fishman

Ross Losapio
Review | Thief in the Interior, by Phillip B. Williams

Laura Van Prooyen
Review | Quiet City, by Susan Aizenberg