blackbirdonline journalSpring 2021  Vol. 20  No. 1
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Ron Block
   My Country, My Cousins
   3Rs: A Sentimental Journey

Frances Boyle
   Camel Hair Coat
   Rocking Chair

Lauren Camp
   Echinopsis pachanoi
   One Plus One Minus One
   Our Daily Ration

Kevin Cantwell
   The Week Before Christmas

Leila Chatti
   from Deluge 
   The Blood
   Portrait of the Illness as Nightmare

   New Poems
   Echo Discusses Desire with the Trees
   Pearl Ghazal

Wyn Cooper
   Somerville Avenue

Barbara Duffey
   The Theoktistria

Alan Fang
   Follow the Pen (随笔)
   Safe Passage

torrin a. greathouse
   My Friend Tells Me I’ve Got to Stop Letting My Enemies Live Rent Free in My Head
   Still Life of Central Valley with Fog Cannons

Anna Journey
   Experimental Perfume Class in Which I “Scent” the Folkloric Witch Baba Yaga
   My Grandparents’ Velvet Painting of The Last Supper

Larry Levis
   To a Wren on Calvary

Song Lin
translated from Chinese by Dong Li
   The Death of Osip Mandelstam
   Providence and Prophesy
   Tower of Enchantment

Justin Rovillos Monson
   Conjure Song
   Ode to the Dozens Ending with Me & My Dogs

Leah Poole Osowski

Anuel Rodriguez
   Flight Paths
   Notes from the White City

Tomaž Šalamun
translated from Slovene by Brian Henry
   Twelve Poems

Heather Sellers
   Category Five
   Dinner on the Patio, December
   Transubstantiation at the Aquatic Life Research Center

Pablo Piñero Stillmann
   Elegy for Us Both

Leah Tieger
   Packing the Car
   Where Your Sister Danced in Other Years We Flee and Shelter

Barbara Tran
   Four Cardinals
   Long Division

Claire Wahmanholm
   Deathbed Dream with Extinction List
   The Future
   In a Land Where Everything Is Trying to Kill You, I Teach You to Be an Autotomist
   Missing Glossary

John Sibley Williams
   The Moon Is Two Half-Moons Joined Together


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