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ISSN 1540-3068


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C. Dale Young
   The Intersection

Introductions Reading Loop

Alli Cruz
   Free Time
   We Have To

Nicholas Cardell Gore
   Bring Back the Dead
   Nigredo (The Precondition for Circumstance)

Katarzyna Jakubiak
   translated from Polish
   Made of Sugar

Andrew Koch
   Movies You Must See Before You Die

Romie Hernández Morgan
   And Should We Thank God
   A Fairy Tale

Stephen O’Donnell
   Bleeding Among the Briars

Jessica Tanck
   Courtesy and Horror
   Damned If

Tracking the Muse

Eleanor Rufty: New and Selected Work

Elizabeth King
   Eleanor Rufty: The Moment Between Moments

Eleanor Rufty
   Artist’s Statement

Wesley Gibson

Dave Smith
   Audubon’s Peewees
   A Bargain for a Boat
   Breakable Jesus
   Reading Obituaries

Andrew Zawacki
   King of Postcards: on Aleš Debeljak

Claudia Emerson Reading Loop

Claudia Emerson
   Sewing Bird
   Sewing Bird [transcription, 2007 manuscript]
   Sewing Bird [facsimile, 2007 manuscript]

Sewing Bird: A Collaboration
   A 2007 exhibition by poet Claudia Emerson and sculptor Carole Garmon.

Three Snapshots
   2013 Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Sarah Rose Nordgren
   On Stillness

Carolyn Guinzio

Alyse Bensel
   Ivy in Every Parallel Universe

Corrado Govoni
   translated from Italian by Paula Bohince
   Moon and Dogs
   The Rain in February
   Return to My Country

Uche Ogbuji

Amie Whittemore
   Coral Calls Out Anthropocentric Despair
   Ghost Pastoral

Leona Sevick
   Guarding George Wallace

Seyed Morteza Hamidzadeh
   translated from Persian by Negar Emrani
   The Heart of Daggers

Brian Culhane
   Imperium: A Bedtime Story
   The Oxford English Dictionary

Cabell First Novelist Award Reading Loop

John Englehardt
   To All Whom These Presents Shall Come

Cabell First Novelist Award 2020
   A Reading by John Englehardt 
   A Discussion Featuring John Englehardt 

Michelle Goshen
   Review | Bloomland, by John Englehardt

Raphael Dagold
   Solo in Guadalajara: A Lament

Robert Gibb
   Art School Studies
   Cinema Club, Kutztown State College, 1971

Ryan Vine

Mary Catherine Curley
   The Teacher

Kovid Gupta
   Boy of the Betel Leaf

Irène P. Mathieu
   fourteenth attempt at going home
   the junkyard galaxy knocks
   late spring

Amina Gautier

A Reading by Kiki Petrosino 

Frances Richey

Wesley Gibson
   from You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival

Julia B. Levine
   Cache Creek Bridge at Flood Stage
   Ordinary Psalm in the Days of Awe
   Ordinary Psalm Troubled by Truth and Lies

Sofia Starnes
   Crib Loss

Inge Pedersen
   translated from Danish by Marilyn Nelson
    That’s How It Goes Here

Blackbird Editors
   Recommendations & Reviews

Managing Remotely: Blackbird in the Pandemic

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