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Founded in 2001 as a joint venture of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English and New Virginia Review, Inc.

Copyright © 2016 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068



Diana Arterian
   The Little GirlBoy Lost
   London Song

Sara Biggs Chaney
   In Which St. Irene, Born Penelope, Is Spared
      by Beasts Of Water, Earth and Sky

Dana Crum
   Bruised Forest
   i know who you are
   Rec Center

Kathy Fagan
   Cooper's Hawk

Andy Fogle
   Crossing Mourning Kill

Jennifer Franklin
   Amor Fati
   Lavinia, Afterwards
   Philomela After the Metamorphosis

Brendan Galvin

Margaret Gibson
   Continuing the Story

Graham Hillard
   Oldest Squirrel Monkey in Captivity
   The Polygrapher

Mark Irwin
   Brief Sketch from There to Here
   The Chimpanzee

Cindy King
   Girl in Sheep’s Clothing (1989)
   An Invitation

Jeanne Larsen
   The Shock of War & All Those Bodies Effed [Dead

Sandy Longhorn
   A Coward for a Daughter
   October Chorus

Kathryn Merwin
   Consort (Carriage & Miscarriage)

Derek Mong
   Colloquy with St. Mary of Egypt

Vi Khi Nao
   Black Snow
   Coat The Skillet
   Gỏi Gà
   How Long Have You Been Sleeping, Snow?
   Licking Light

Debra Nystrom
   Seasons Change Before We’re Ready
   Where the Cancer Center’s New Wing Will Be

Dustin Pearson
   Mr. Hen
   Letter 2
   Letter 5
   Letter 7
   Letter 14
   Letter 15

John Poch
   Independence Creek

Steven Ratiner
   Schubert (with the volume turned up)
   So It Goes

Maggie Schwed
   Bedtime in the Tropical Hotel

Rob Shapiro
   Abandoned Shacks in North Carolina

Martha Silano
   Derivation Devotional

Marcela Sulak
   To Get Here Today (a piano)

Seth Brady Tucker
   Kwik-n-Reddy™ Pastry Recipe for Poetry Golem
   Technology Used by Dogs

C. Dale Young
   Las Palmas Reales

   Titles for multiple works appear in alpha order
   unless otherwise directed by the contributor.

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