blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2010  Vol. 9. No. 2
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A joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc.


Please also visit our featured
Gulf Poets Suite

selections from the forthcoming
Gathering the Tide: An Anthology
of Contemporary Gulf Poetry

Bruce Bond
From “For the Lost Cathedral”
   section 8
   section 11
   section 13

Christopher Buckley
   Note to Gerald Stern Too Long for the Post Card

Peter Campion
   1989: Death on the Nile
   The Lions

Kate Daniels
   The Pedicure

Patrice de La Tour du Pin
English translations by Jennifer Grotz
   Psalm 6
   Psalm 18
   Psalm 31
   Psalm 32
   Psalm 33

Aleš Debeljak
English translation by Brian Henry
   Without Anesthesia

Nava EtShalom
   Joshua Fought

Philippe Jaccottet
English translation by John Taylor
   Notes from the Ravine

David Dodd Lee
   Postcard: Cape May

Larry Levis
   Caravaggio: Swirl & Vortex

Elizabeth Seydel Morgan
   A D D
   Widow’s Walk

Collier Nogues
   In My Father’s Father’s Airstream Trailer

Tomaž Šalamun
English translations by Michael Thomas Taren
    Concerning the Denouncement
    Hostage’s Poem
    The Leopard Doesn’t Squat

Jeannine Savard
   If The World Asks
   Spring Intervention

Peggy Shumaker
   El Laberinto
   Ramón’s Eyes
   Pájaro Sagrado

Mathias Svalina
   To Contain
   To Sustain Distress
   Winter Stars

Stefi Weisburd
   Hawking in Zero-G

Cori A. Winrock
   Instructions for Dematerializing
   Misattribution 2: Nostalgia is a Honey Trap
   Still Life with Levitating House/Wife

David Wojahn
   Something of Us to Prove Our Afterlife: Notes on “Ochre”
   Table of Contents

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