blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Mary Lee Allen is Secretary for the Center for Palladian Studies in America. She holds a Master of Humanities degree from the University of Richmond and an MA in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University and is retired from the Assistant Directorship of Gunston Hall, a historic house museum. She studies poetry writing and is a volunteer with Blackbird.  



Karen Kevorkian is the author of White Stucco Black Wing: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2004). Her poetry and fiction appear or are forthcoming in the Antioch Review, Fiction International, Third Coast, Rio Grande Review, Borderlands, 88, RUNES, The Los Angeles Review, VOLT, Hambone, Five Fingers Review, River City, and Mississippi Review, where she won the fiction prize in 2000 and 1997. She has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Foundation, and the Ucross Foundation. A former editor and distribution manager for art books at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, she currently serves on the board of the Virginia Arts of the Book Center and works with its letterpress studio. She teaches poetry and fiction at the University of Virginia.