blackbirdonline journalFall 2022  Vol. 21  No. 2
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Anna Lena Phillips Bell

Silvia Bonilla
   Art Institute
   Strong Gold

Brian Brodeur
   Playing Dead
   Woman Waking Early in Late Fall

Jehanne Dubrow
   Foreign Affairs
   My Husband’s Father
   Open Spaces

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

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

Michael Lavers
   Apollo Considers the Humans
   Song for a Severed Head

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

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

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

Leslie Adrienne Miller
   Carcass Balance
   Swamp Lullaby in a Dry Year

Dustin Pearson
   Platonic Love
   Time Spent

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

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

Aleš Šteger
translated from Slovene by Brian Henry

Alexandra Teague
   Field Blocks
   Lake Chatcolet

Corey Van Landingham
   The Marriage Plot

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

   New Poems
   Horticulture or Eternity
   The Hunted
   Paradise Lust

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


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