blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


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Editor's Preface
   Discovering Stories

Stanley Plumly
   Still Missing the Jays

Larry Levis
   Bell's Tavern
   Caravaggio: Swirl & Vortex

Lynn Emanuel
   Noir Food
   Single Girl. One Room Flat.

Corrinne Clegg Hales
   Critical Care
   Disappeared: from a photograph by Gustave LeGray

Christine Schutt

Song-yi Kim
   The Self-Portrait Project

Steve Scafidi
   On the Occasion of an Argument Beside the River Where I Live
   The Hayfield Chandelier
   The Sublime
   To One Lingering in the Trees

Ron Smith

Eric Pankey
   Lines Composed Above the Occoquan River
   Sienese Variations

Rick DeMarinis

Jane Satterfield
   Shugborough Hall

Henry Hart
   Bed of Nails
   The Starving Time, Jamestown, 1610

Gerry LaFemina
   Postcard of the Dam the Mill Stood By

J. David Stevens
   Where We Live

Clara Silverstein
   After Richmond Burned
   Out to Buy Milk

Norman Dubie
   Book of the Jewel Worm from The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake
A Few Notes on The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake, by Cliff Edwards

Myron Helfgott
   Helfgott's Parade, by Dinah Ryan

Mark Jarman
   Happiness: The Aesthetics of Donald Justice

Randy Marshall
   Suite: Larry Levis

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | Pinion: An Elegy, by Claudia Emerson

Leonard Rogoff
   Review | My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews, by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Terese Svoboda

Victoria Redel

Richard McCann
   Book of Hours
   Letter from the Ground Floor

Elizabeth Seydel Morgan
   Drawing Lesson: Outline and Edge

Leon Rooke
   Polar Arms

Margot Schilpp
   Spring Burials

Rodney Jack
   Book of the Body

B. H. Boston
   No Haiku

Ross Taylor

John Rybicki
   The Earth Is Not Quiet

Elisabeth Murawski
   The Black Madonna

Kevin Boyle

D. James Smith

Leigh Ann Couch
   Learning to Use the Stick
   Luna Moth

Douglas Jones
   Monologues from Songs from Bedlam