blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


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David Wojahn
   An Interview with William Matthews | David Wojahn and James Harms
   Review | Search Party: Collected Poems, by William Matthews

Jake Adam York
   Bunk Richardson
   On Tallasseehatchee Creek

Susan Aizenberg
   Things That Cannot Be Compared (Dissonance I)

Larry Bradley
   American Bittern

Angela Davis-Gardner
   The True Daughter

Ellen Bryant Voigt
   The Feeder

Jeanne Larsen
   The Garden of Sex
   The Garden of Sex II

Hugh Steinberg
   Rope, String, Thread
   Your World

Lisa Gluskin
   Dark Matter

Michael Byers
   From Long for This World

Larry Levis
   Poem Ending With a Hotel on Fire
   Those Graves in Rome

Edward Byrne
   To Recover the Poet: Larry Levis's Elegy, The Selected Levis, and The Gazer Within

Philip Levine
   A Conversation with Philip Levine

David Daniel
   Seven-Star Bird
   Uncle Emmet, Wiser Than God

Laura-Gray Street

Bryn Chancellor
   At the Terminal

Talvikki Ansel
   The Bird Cards

Charles Rose
   A Ford in a River

June Guralnick
   Space Interlude

James Himelsbach

Brian Barker

Alexander Long
   The Gazing Eye Falls through the World
   Regrets Only, Not Much

Marjorie Agosín
   An Interview with Marjorie Agosín

Wendy Ewald
   In Peace and Harmony: Carver Portraits

Craig Beaven
   Review | Birthmark, by Jon Pineda

Shara Lessley

Victoria Chang
   Dragon Boat Festival
   Jiang Qing

Heather Burt

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | The Room Where I Was Born, by Brian Teare

Mary Dixon
   Cinnamon Dreams

Sean Nevin

Danielle Hanson
   No Diga Mas Que Lo Que No Diga

Karen Maceira
   My Father and the Astros

Peter Klein

Richard McCann
   My Brother in the Basement

Three Generations of American Painters & Poets
   Pivot Points