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Levis Remembered

Devon Walker-Figueroa
   from Philomath 
   The Blood’s Unwritable Psalm
   Gallowed Be 
   Of Gut & Gold 

   New Poems
   Horticulture or Eternity
   The Hunted
   Paradise Lust

Gregory Donovan
   A Haunted Poem in a Haunted City

Katy Scarlett
   Review | Philomath by Devon Walker-Figueroa

Larry Levis
   Elegy for Poe with the Music of a Carnival Inside It

David Freed
   Portraits of Larry Levis

Catherine Pierce
   “The Doomsday Clock” Sounds Like the Title of a B-Movie
   Some Things Are Not Hypothetical
   The Whywolf

Leslie Adrienne Miller
   Carcass Balance
   Swamp Lullaby in a Dry Year

A Correspondence with Leslie Adrienne Miller

T.R. Hummer
   Notes in the Margin
   Persistent Illusions
   A Trade

Michael Lavers
   Apollo Considers the Humans
   Song for a Severed Head

Alexandra Teague
   Field Blocks
   Lake Chatcolet

Ryan Habermeyer
   Grammar for Seraphs

Adam Latham
   Field Report on “The Lizard Man”

Anna Lena Phillips Bell

Inge Pederson
   translated from Danish by Marilyn Nelson
   Breathing Technique

A Correspondence with Marilyn Nelson

Silvia Bonilla
   Art Institute
   Strong Gold

Corey Van Landingham
   The Marriage Plot

Jehanne Dubrow
   Foreign Affairs
   My Husband’s Father
   Open Spaces

Jamie Sayen
   Ghost Horses

Jiyun Liu

Brian Brodeur
   Playing Dead
   Woman Waking Early in Late Fall

A Correspondence with Brian Brodeur

Amina Gautier
   Don’t Mention It

Dustin Pearson
   Platonic Love
   Time Spent

Jamila Minnicks
   To Have, To Hold

Malcolm Friend
   Diasporican Interview from the Moon
   Love Poem, Prefaced with an Ode to Tostones

Bill U’Ren
   Almond Sweaterhead

Wesley Gibson
   from You Are Here: A Memoir of Arrival

Hal Crowther
   The Forever Queen: Good-bye to All That

Aleš Steger
   translated from Slovene by Brian Henry

Edward Mayes
   On Lines from Czesław Miłosz’s “Meaning”

Sandra Marchetti
   Against Seven-Inning Doubleheaders and Starting Runners on Second Base
      in Extra Innings in Major League Baseball

Jill McCorkle

Karel Čapek
   R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
   Inventing Roboti, historic R.U.R. covers, samples of variant editions in English,
   notes from the Theatre Guild Library edition, newspaper reviews, and the
   Samuel French edition of R.U.R. in three acts and an epilogue.

Dara T. Mathis
   The Sound of My Unhearing

C. Dale Young
   The Checklist
   Self-Portrait Using a Single Mirror
   Self-Portrait Without a Mirror

Georgina Ramírez
   translated from Spanish by David M. Brunson
   Hidden Damage
   A Poem Called Country

Colin Bailes
   Review | Still Life by Jay Hopler

Blackbird Editors
   Recommendations & Reviews of work by
      Bruce Bond
      Sara Eliza Johnson
      Robert Wood Lynn


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