Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts Spring 2008 Vol. 7 No. 1



   A cradle of warmed oats for the chickens on the
   A snuggery, evolved
   Clear and dark gills of mushrooms
   Self-portrait as a butter-churner
   Spring in Phoenix: An answer to the vanishing god

Sarah Vap is the author of two books of poetry, American Spikenard (University of Iowa Press, 2007), which was the winner of the 2006 Iowa Poetry Prize, and Dummy Fire (Saturnalia Books, 2007), the recipient of the 2006 Saturnalia Poetry Prize. Her third collection of poems, Faulkner’s Rosary, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books. She currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, teaches at Olympic College, and serves as poetry editor for 42opus.  

Photo by Todd Fredson