blackbird online journal Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1
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POETRY

Betty Adcock
   Found

M.C. Allan
   Archimedes under Myronas

Andrew Allport
   Rae’s Mask

Adam Chiles
   Variation on a Landscape
      after David Hockney’s Winter Tunnel With Snow, March
   Variation on a Landscape
      after David Hockney’s A Bigger Puddle Near Kilham

Ramola D
   Letter Home to Madras

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
   The Beetle
   Letter to N., Paris

Matt Donovan
   new poems
      Coleridge in Scotland, Walking  audio iconvideo icon
      Tchaikovsky at the Trinity Site: A Dance of Sorts in Three Actsvideo icon
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   poems from Vellum, winner of the Levis Reading Prize   
      Charlie Chaplin Dug Up & Ransomed: A Prayer  audio iconvideo icon
      St. Catherine in an O: A Song About Knives  audio iconvideo icon
      Towards the Sound of a Heron Stepping on Ice  audio iconvideo icon

Todd Fredson
   Mistress (1)
   Mistress (2): Teeter-Totter
   Vietnam
   
Henry Hart
   Post-Op
   The Chinese Compass Lost Its Bearings
   Mr. Brown Takes His Students to the Museum

Jeanne Larsen
   The Cellar Stairwell at Jiz┼Ź House 

Patrick Lawler
   Unnatural Selection
   Living on Burrowed Time
   Hummingbird

Larry Levis
   Elegy with a Bridle In Its Hand  audio iconvideo icon

Louise Mathias
   Remnant

Khaled Mattawa
   two translations of Iman Mersal
      Oranges
      The Visit
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   a poem by Khaled Mattawa
      The Room Is Cluttered, the Suitcase Night Thunder

Irene McKinney
   Protection Cord
   Past Lives
   Unthinkable 

Iman Mersal
   translated by Khaled Mattawa
      Oranges
      The Visit

Edie Rhoads
   Being Bird-Blooded

Ron Smith
   Edward Teller’s Leg
   Flashes

Gerald Stern
   Larry Levis Visits Easton, PA During A November Freeze

Allison Titus
   Motel 1
   Motel 2
   Modern Romance

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

Bruce Weigl
   Pastoral as Complaint
   For Penelope
   Response to, “Why Don't You Write About Something Happy?”

Jonathan Weinert
   An Ice Age

Joe Wilkins
   Route 7 Outside Nacogdoches, Texas

Terri Witek
   Walking Angry in That City
   How to Lure a Lizard into a Bird Feeder
   How to Apparel Yourself for the Hunt
   Walking Houseproud


Our typical two-column poetry menu was more challenged than usual by the many long-lined titles in this issue. We’ve opted to change our menu to a single column to better accomodate now, and in future, the readability of the titles—this against the modest tradeoff of a longer scroll for your favorite poets whose last names start with the middle and later parts of the alphabet.
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