blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


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Stephany Brown
   When All the Fish Are Gone

Rebecca Dunham

Steve Gehrke
   Caravaggio’s The Death of the Virgin
   From a Distance, I Saw Bird
   From The Machine Gunner’s Letters

Michelle Detorie
   Three Divinations

Emily Watson
   Sanctuary in the Dome City

Dilruba Ahmed

Emily Warn
   Alef: Seeding the Alphabet
   Beit: The House of Musing

Nancy Taylor Everett
   Juliet and Dark
   Juliet and Heaven
   Juliet and Air
   Juliet and Fire

Linda Bierds
   Meriwether and the Magpie

Spencer Reece
   Florida Ghazals

Larry Levis
   In 1967

Larry Levis
   Notebook Sketches

Tom Andrews
   The World as L. Found It

Janet Peery
   How Beautiful Thy Feet With Shoes

Daisy Foote
   From Bhutan

Suzanne Rivecca
   Good Samaritan Points

David Wojahn
   “In All Them Time Henry Could Not Make Good”: Reintroducing John Berryman

Karyna McGlynn
   Epistle to Elsner on the Eve of his 34th Birthday
   Under the Volente Raft

Allan Peterson
   Disposing of the Body
   Of Course
   Self Knowledge

Victoria Chang
   Salvinia Molesta
   Two Trains

Richard Garcia
   Ashes of Roses
   Eradication of Exotic Pests

Peter Jay Shippy
   Red Elegy

Susan Terris
   Selektion: The Painted Girl

Lesley Jenike
   Three Go to the Zoo

Ada Limón
   Safe From Trains

Dan Albergotti
   Days Spent in One of the Other Worlds

George Ferrandi
   Superhero, Sidekick, Gaggle of Ghosts

Cary Holladay
   The Interview

Yasmine Rana
   Sarajevo, from The War Zone Is My Bed

George Garrett
   Garden Spot, U.S.A.

Craig Beaven
   American Landscape Painting
   My Father and the Quail

James Hoch
   Night Crabbing

Elinor Benedict
   Usually My Dreams Mean Nothing

Christine Stewart
   Memory of What I Should Regret
   National Poetry Month

Carolyne Wright
   In the Yeats Class, Summer Term

Dave Zoby
   Jamaican Kids on a Painted Skiff

Daniel Coudriet
   Necessary Authorities

Dave Lucas
   Still Life

David Roderick
   The Carriage Road
   Rothko’s Earth and Green, 1955

Marian Crotty
   After Bad News

Adaptation Syndrome

Christopher Orlet
   $280 Cat

Dana Cann
   The Bridge

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | First Hand, by Linda Bierds
   Review | Circle, by Victoria Chang