blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


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Norman Dubie
   The Book of Crying Kanglings
      from The Spirit Tablets at Goa Lake

Susan Aizenberg
   Cortland, 1970
   L'Heure Bleue
   Nights Mutable as Water Revise Themselves into the Shape of Our Extravagant Past

Larry Levis
   Elegy with a Thimbleful of Water in the Cage
   The Space

Dave Smith
   Larry Levis: Johnny Dominguez, A Letter

David Freed
   Larry Levis: Drawings

Isabel Zuber
   Buggy Ride from Salt
   Winter’s Night from Salt
   Eat of This Tree

Reginald Shepherd
   Doppelganger Music
   Self-Portrait in the New World Order

Lisa Russ Spaar
   New Year’s Eve
   The Insomnia of Hildegard of Bingen

Colleen Curran
   The Boss's Boyfriend

Terese Svoboda
   Zip Drive

T. R. Hummer
   For Dancers Only: Suite for Jimmie Lunceford, 1902-1947
   Tutelary Instruments

Richard Roth
   Collecting Myself

Gerald Stern
   Just Say Goodbye to Mother
   May 30

Kathleen Peirce
   From Inside
   From Underneath
   From the Middle

Louise Mathias
   Autumn Sequester
   Blue Agnostic

Kate Northrop
   Inside the Room
   Unfinished Landscape with a Dog

Dan O'Brien
   Key West

Allan Peterson

Erica Dawson

Melissa Koosmann
   After Science
   What the Dead Deserved

Kevin Wilson
   The Neck's What Keeps Heart and Head Together

Patricia Wagner
   My Things

Amy Tudor
   Self-Portrait with Eyes Closed
   Untitled, with Peonies in Bloom

Juliana Gray
   Woman in the I-65 Rest Stop

Craig Beaven
   Review | The Darker Fall, by Rick Barot

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | Fabulae, by Joy Katz

Christian Kiefer
   Widow’s Walk

G. C. Waldrep
   Canticle for the Second Sunday in Lent
   What Begins Bitterly Becomes Another Love Poem

Tony Whedon

Troy Teegarden
   An Interview with Andrew Hudgins