blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Anna Journey received her BFA from Virginia Commonwelath University's School of the Arts, where she is currently a first-year MFA student in poetry. She is a recipient of the Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets.  






Steve Gehrke's second book, The Pyramids of Malpighi (Anhinga Press, 2004), won the 2002 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry. His first book, The Resurrection Machine (BkMk Press, 2000), won the 1999 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Most recently, his poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Indiana Review, and Mississippi Review. He lives in Columbia, Missouri, where he is a PhD student in creative writing.