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Copyright © 2018 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068



Hala Alyan
   For Jamaica, for Ru
   A Love Letter to My Panic
   New Year
   Post-Election Morning

Elvira Basevich
   The Way I Scream
   Would You Believe It?

Roy Bentley
   Death at the Lakeshore

Linda Bierds
   Virginia Woolf at Seventeen: The Warboys Journal One
   Virginia Woolf at Seventeen: The Warboys Journal Two

Michelle Boisseau
   Rapunzel, with Contrast
   Sleeping Puppy and Hedgehog: Rembrandt and Dürer
   Swooping through Broken Windows

Victoria Chang
   OBIT (Hope)
   OBIT (Victoria)
   OBIT (Voicemail)

Katie Chaple
   Black Holes Collide
   In Trevi, One Town over from Spoleto on the Train

Christopher Citro
   Anyway and Try to Stay Alive on What It Gives Us

Negar Emrani
translated from Farsi by Kaveh Akbar
   A Mirror Never Lies

Tyler Goldman

Andrew Grace
   from The Last Will and Testament of Said Gun

Paul Guest
   Poem at Altitude

Cynthia Hogue
   Regarding Others’ Pain

Catherine MacDonald
   Bird Study
   Elegy with Barred Owl
   A Note on the Art in the Oncologist’s Office
   Sentinel Species

Janice Majewski
   sometimes kicked rocks don't land where
   there are jawless fish

Kwoya Fagin Maples
  What Yields

Patricia Colleen Murphy
   Jet Lag

Dan O’Brien

Iain Haley Pollock
   Liver Sulfur
   The Changing Table

Nancy Reddy
   The Braided Stream
   Landscape with Deer, Mites, and Aircraft
   Ordinary Pleasure

Henk Rossouw

Z.G. Tomaszewski
   Searching This City’s Thrift Stores for Mirrors

Chioma Urama

Paige Webb
   Inside excitement is a strand of terror

Gail Wronsky
   Breton in Mexico
   Elegy for Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan

Serhiy Zhadan
translated from Ukrainian by Alan Zhukovski
   The Air We Breathed
   Orange in a Schoolbag
   Year’s Middle

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