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Copyright © 2016 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068



Jacqueline Balderrama
   Accountability for Your Blind Sheep
   Somewhere Else in Texas

Daniel Bănulescu
translated from the Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin & Lidia Vianu
   Then Suddenly, in the Little Bar of Your Body, I Overturn the Table
   You Sang Beautifully but You Didn’t Change Your Life

Katie Berta
   Dream Catalogue
   My City Is Also a City

Nicolas Born
translated from the German by Eric Torgersen
   The Dancer
   Sewing Time
   That’s How It Was

Kai Carlson-Wee
   Hiding in a Well in the Northtown Yard
   Mercy Songs
   Where the Feeling Deserts Us

Dorothy Chan

Victoria Chang
   Mr. Darcy (Cars surround us)
   Mr. Darcy (He ignores us)
   Mr. Darcy (These men can be collected)

Ramola D

Julie Danho

Norman Dubie
   The Death of the Encyclopedia Salesman

Jehanne Dubrow
   November 11

Claudia Emerson

Christopher Emery
   The Back Porch
   Detroit Boxtrain Wood Finisher

Javier Etchevarren
translated from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval
   The Corner Grocery
   Family Song
   The Library

Joseph Fasano

B.K. Fischer
   A small (or large) machine

Henry Hart
   Annunciation, 1960
   Inkstone Box
   Slides of Hiroshima
   Trakl at Sandy Hook

Lisa Hartz
   The Rebecca Portraits, Paul Strand, 1920–1932
   Triangles, Imogen Cunningham, 1928

Eman Hassan
   Invasion (0329, 1990)

David Huddle & Meighan L. Sharp
   from Effusive Greetings to Friends

T.R. Hummer
   In Utah
   The Morning Mail
   My Daughter's Passport

Robert Krut
   River Side, Rain Side, Fire Side
   Time Travel Bargaining Tactics

Edgar Kunz

Gerry LaFemina

Sandra Marchetti

Maya Marshall

Edward Mayes
   Benders of Past Glory at the Blankety-Blank Bar
   Gæð A Wyrd Swa Hio Scel
   Revanche, or Passing for Twenty-One

Victoria Lynne McCoy
   Bad Company

Debarati Mitra
translated from the Bengali by Paramita Banerjee & Carolyne Wright
   The Green Stigma
   No, No, and No

Scott Montgomery
   I Walked Away with This Object and It’s Possible She Put a Spell on Me
   We Could Be Dreaming

Kate Partridge
   Drunk Again

Megan Peak
   How the Wasp Girl Nests
   Sex Ed

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers

John Rybicki
   The Man in the Field Is a Pop-up Book

Emily Skaja
   Figure of Woman Coming Out of a Wall
   It’s impossible to keep white moths

Nomi Stone
   After the War Game

Fritz Ward

Lisa Wells
   Cain Flees
   Chore Wheel
   We must be coming down

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