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Blackbird
Volume: 16.2 | Year: 2017

Table of Contents:

Nicky Beer
Tapping the Glass: On Poems, Aquariums, and Form

Megan Blankenship
Hail Mary
Pew

Bruce Bond
Measure
Paradise

Fleda Brown
Sing
The Art of Composition

Kelly Cherry
Dmitri in the Year of the October Revolution, 1917

Lisa Coffman
Poem after the Equinox, 2015
Why I Love the Fiddle

Lee Conell
Here, Beauties

Erica Dawson
Bone
Eve, clownin' Adam
od asked me, like he asked Job, Can you loosen Orion's belt?

Chard deNiord
Sunday Drive

Norman Dubie
The Nine Solitary Plasters of a Comedy
That Century

Susan Elbe
Loose Page Found Inside a Notebook
Of Time and North

Ed Falco
While Falling to Sleep

Leah Falk
The Machine's Guide to Grief
Out and Back
Sara Turing's Archive
States and Instructions for the Universal Machine

Jessica Franck
Annunciation
Eve as 16-Year-Old Girl Who Eats an Earthworm on a Dare
Eve as Girl with Snake Duty in 7th Grade Science

Jennifer Givhan
Warn the Young Ones

Chloe Honum
Love Is a Wound that Will Happen
Stopping at a Gas Station on the Third Day of Driving Across the Country

Sophie Klahr
from Like Nebraska

Peter Kline
Mirrorform: Shapeshifter
Mirrorform: The Living Dead
Mirrorform: Visionary

Virginia Konchan
Helen Keller at the Rodeo

Larry Levis
In 1967

Sarah Maclay
The Glass Sonata
Soft Action

Laura McCullough
Icarus in the House of Spirits
The Troubles of Men: Holometaboly

Elisabeth Murawski
The Barn

Miguel Murphy
Fukushima Winter
Hamlet

Catherine Pierce
From The Compendium of Romantic Words: Delicatessen
From The Compendium of Romantic Words: Undone
Poem for the Speakeasy

Joy Priest
My Father Teaches Me How to Handle a Pistol
Spell to Reverse Loss of Memories

Joshua Robbins
Eschatology in Crayon Wax

Solmaz Sharif
Drone
Force Visibilty
Mess Hall

Raena Shirali
daayan, feet facing forward
the procession

Alexandra Teague
Audrey Munson, The American Venus, Reimagines Her Life as Still Life
Baba Yaga Invites Fort Worth Girl Scout Troop #23 for a Campout
Pandora Opens USA Today, December 3, 2015, and Drafts an Editorial

Karrie Waarala
How to Remember
Memory of Museum of Memory
The Morning After

Lesley Wheeler
Pushing toward the Canopy

Ryo Yamaguchi
The Weeknight Showing

Serhiy Zhadan
The Air We Breathed
Orange in a Schoolbag
Year's Middle

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Nicky Beer
Tapping the Glass: On Poems, Aquariums, and Form

 

Bruce Bond
Measure; Paradise

 

Norman Dubie
The Nine Solitary Plasters of a Comedy; That Century

 

Larry Levis
In 1967

 

Catherine Pierce
From The Compendium of Romantic Words: Delicatessen; From The Compendium of Romantic Words: Undone; Poem for the Speakeasy

 

Raena Shirali
daayan, feet facing forward; the procession

 

Ryo Yamaguchi
The Weeknight Showing