blackbirdonline journalSpring 2010  Vol. 9  No. 1
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A joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc.


Dilruba Ahmed

Drew Blanchard
   For the Record
   From Grace to Goshen
   Not Whiskey

Carol Ann Davis
   After Lorca

Claudia Emerson
   Secure the Shadow

Melody S. Gee
   History Filled In

Paul Gibbons
   Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
   When What Is Lost Is Said

Margaret Gibson
   Meditation at Main Brook
   On Balston Beach
   One Finger

Kathleen Graber
   Letter from Gozo

Philip Gross
   A Distance

Jenn Habel
   A Steady Surprise of Stars
   When All the Words Were Grass

Henry Hart
   Learning How to Meditate in Gowhar’s Plum Orchard
   The Angel of Death Knocks at the Door

James Hoch

Andrew Hudgins
   Everything Before “Happy” Is True

T.R. Hummer
   The Nietzsche Horse  
   Commentary and Acknowledments

Joel F. Johnson
   Jesús and the Snowman

W. Todd Kaneko
   Moving Day
   This Is the Brain

Kelli Anne Noftle
   Mating Chain
   Penis Fencing

Biljana D. Obradović
   Where Is My Sadhu Painting?

Miriam O’Neal

Joanna Pearson
   The Dream Animals Long to Return

Allan Peterson
   Whim of the Minute

Jamie Quatro
   The Withholding

Liana Quill
   Sixteen Poems

Bethany Reid
   The Conservation of Memory

Sara Quinn Rivara
   Family Vacation
   In the Fields of Asphodel, Evening
   Last Date with Narcissus

David Roderick
   6 Standish Court

Katelyn Romaine
   Scale Practice

Natalie Shapero
   A Moving Poem

Ron Smith

Catherine Staples
   All Souls Crossing

Leon Weinmann

Lesley Wheeler
   Bringing in the May, 1941
   The Dead Man, 1958
   The Electrician’s Mate, 1954

Desmond Kon Yishǒu-Zhetian
   : before the armenian church :
   hart crane after a heart–to–heart