blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Craig Beaven is a graduate student in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. A Kentucky native, he holds a BA in English from the University of Kentucky. His poems and reviews have appeared in ACE Magazine, Limestone, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.  




Corrinne Clegg Hales is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Separate Escapes, winner of the Richard Snyder Poetry Prize (Ashland Poetry Press, 2002). Her previous books are: Out of This Place (March Street Press, 2001), January Fire (Devil's Millhopper Press), and Underground (Ahsahta Press). Her poems have appeared in The Hudson Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and many other journals. She has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and she won first place in the River Styx Poetry Prize competition for 2000. She teaches in the creative writing program at California State University, Fresno.  

Photo by John Hales