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Copyright © 2019 by Blackbird and the individual writers and artists

ISSN 1540-3068


Dilruba Ahmed
   When the Time Comes

Ralph Angel
   Untitled (Against the slope)
   Untitled (the dream is crying)
   Untitled (I stared at the glint)
   Untitled (When time settles)

Christopher Bakken
   Exile in a Thrift-Store Landscape

Jacqueline Balderrama
   Canción de Cuna
   Zero, 2018

Joan Baranow
   Anthology: a collection of flowers
   From This Distance

Ash Bowen
   Birds and the Way They Understand Love
   Going to Your Funeral in a Vee-Eight Ford

Ronda Piszk Broatch
   Instead Of Death I Welcome The Stranger
   In Dreams, My Ancestors

Sumita Chakraborty
   Essay on the Order of Time

Adam Chiles
   Hitchhiking at Nineteen
   The Letter

Michael Chitwood
   First Loss
   The Potato Eaters

Norman Dubie
   Not Before but After Us

Kristina Erny
   Elijah and the Widow
   Elijah Fed by Ravens

Kathryn Haemmerle
   Mid-February at Navy Pier

Erin Lambert Hartman
   An Apology to Edgar Allan Poe
   By You
   Why I Left Academe for Massage Therapy

Dennis Hinrichsen
   [box of light with Keats in it] [& an iPhone] [& a boy]

Henry Israeli
   Between the Trees
   Pain Is Never Done
   So Many Promises

Cyan James
   Agnostic Wandering
   Old Spice & Cordite

L. A. Johnson

Anna Leigh Knowles
   Escape Plans
   On Lockdown

Larry Levis

William Logan
   Daumier, Man on a Rope
   En Plein Air

Julio Monteiro Martins
translated from Italian by Donald Stang & Helen Wickes

Amber McBride
   For Colored Kids Building Up Their Bones

Darren Morris
   On Learning That I Can No Longer See the Stars

Rachel Neve-Midbar
   Reading Bruno Schulz on Rosh Hashanah 

Sophia Parnok
translated from Russian by Rainie Oet
   Cigarette after cigarette
   Our Passion’s still carefree, still young

Catie Rosemurgy
   Diorama (map legend)
   Diorama (a moment with the doctor)
   Diorama (there is a love story)
   Diorama (trapper standing over a young woman in a blue dress)
   Diorama (the young soldier returning to duty)
   Diorama (young woman lying on the ground in a blue dress

Ira Sadoff
   Interior with Mickey Mantle
   Self-Portrait with Michelangelo

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder
   In the Museum of the Nineteenth Century, the Lights Are Coming On
   The Literary Scholar

Cherene Sherrard
   The Turtle Cure

Ron Smith

Alison Stine
   Finding Other Uses On Earth

Svetlana Turetskaya
   A Soviet Painting by Nikolai Solomin, She Did Not Wait
   Swan Lake with Dostoevsky

Kathleen Winter

Annie Woodford
   And So the Beauty of Lilies Falls on Angels and Men
   Great Road

Jenny Xie
   Phnom Penh Diptych: Dry Season 

Maya Jewell Zeller
   Benediction Remembering Sunrise and Fawn, with a Trip to the Planetarium
   spell for their belly buttons/ with a dictionary clogging its wind pipe


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