blackbirdonline journalFall 2009  Vol. 8  No. 2
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Sherman Alexie
   Monosonnet for Rodents, Interrupted
   Powwow Ghazal
   Subway Song, Interrupted

M.L. Brown
   It’s Love that Pushes Stockings Down
   Mother’s Home Ritual for Quenching Fires

Christopher Burawa
   Antidote to the Chaos of Imagination
   Condolence for the Blind Mori

Kevin Cantwell
   The Apple Pipe

A.V. Christie
   Outdoor Room

Peter Cooley
   Twenty Line Sonnet

Lisa Fay Coutley
   During the Final Scene
   Why to Bury a Parrot

Julie Danho
   Old Country

Chard deNiord
   A Soul Addresses Her Beloved in the Non—Green Zone

Leah Dunham
   Natural Bridge

Katie Ford
   new poems
   Little Goat audio
   Sighting audio

   poems from Colosseum, winner of the 2009 Levis Reading Prize
   Beirut audio
   Easter Evening audio
   The Singing audio

Jennifer H. Fortin
   A System Pamphlet (With Illustration of How They Hide)
   from Mined Muzzle Velocity
   In a Time of Excess and Hopeless Transport

Danielle Hanson
   Near Sleep in a Smoky Room

Ruth Ellen Kocher
   Alice Coltrane Discovers the World and G/god is B/born
   string theory

Larry Levis

Sandy Longhorn
   [ the dead worm their way through glacial till ]

Dawn Lonsinger
   Slow Saunter of Wither

Darren Morris
   Fractured Aubade : The Gods of Dawn :: Eating Grapes:

Elisabeth Murawski
   As I Remember It

Rodney Nelson
   February Jinks

William Olsen
   Light or Dark Speech

Alison Pelegrin
   Self—Portrait in a Tourist's Snapshots

Paisley Rekdal
   Imogen Cunningham’s “My Father At Sixty”
   Laura Gilpin’s “Navajo Shepherd Boy”

Catie Rosemurgy
   The Monkey Whose Job It Used to Be to Sit on
        Miss Peach’s Shoulder Takes Up Olde Timey Music

Maureen Seaton
   Sex & Petroglyphs

Nabaneeta Dev Sen
tranlations by Carolyne Wright
   Mysteries of Memory

Peter Jay Shippy
   Self-Portrait & Other Calculations

R.T. Smith
   Home Ownership and Self Defense

Sofia M. Starnes

Shirley Stephenson
   Disabled Odyssey
   Tidal Volume

Gerald Stern

Laura Van Prooyen

Katrina Vandenberg
   D Ghazal
   Dark Ages

Ron Winkler
tranlation by Rodney Nelson

Jake Adam York
   And Ever