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.  





Rick Barot is currently Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Wesleyan University, the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and Stanford, where he was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, New England Review, Grand Street, and Ploughshares. In 2001, he received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Darker Fall (Sarabande, 2002), his first collection of poetry, received the 2001 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.