blackbird Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1



   When the Lights Go Down

Liam Callanan is coordinator of the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is the author of two novels by Delacorte Press: All Saints (2007) and Cloud Atlas (2004), which was a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. He has written for Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and is an executive producer of the Poetry Everywhere animated poetry series, appearing on mass transit video screens nationwide.  

Photo by Alan Magayne-Roshak