blackbirdonline journalSpring 2022  Vol. 21  No. 1
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Aaron Baker
   Cougar Flat

Bruce Bond

Caleb Braun
   Objects, Permanence
   Self-Portrait as Yard Boy

Cathy Linh Che
   Zombie Apocalypse Now: Survival

Adam Chiles
   The Afterlife
   Spring Inventory in a Wood Near Lund

Katharine Coles
   Sonnet (1)

Colby Cotton
   The New Poem

Claudia Emerson

Kathy Fagan
   Lucky Star

William Fargason
   Elegy with Teeth
   Ode to My Pectus Excavatum

Emily Franklin
   Ghost Letter
   Mushrooms on the Roadside
   The Persephone Period

Margaret Gibson
   Corn Mask
   The Harvest
   Living History

David Huddle
   The Visit

Mark Jarman
   Our Life
   Sick Fox

Rodney Jones
   When Everything Is Nothing

Whittney Jones
   Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

Nathaniel Perry
   June (The rain is falling in veils)
   June (We’re waiting for our dog to die)
   June (I dug the hole and the dog watched)
   June (I realize now in last week’s poem)
   June (And we’re past the solstice now)

Emilia Phillips

Antonia Pozzi
translated from Italian by Amy Newman
   Odor of Hay

Simon Shieh
   exercise in keeping it all in

Arhm Choi Wild
   Ars Poetica
   Break Up Poem
   For Who Spring Is No Laughing Matter
   It Is 6 p.m. on the 2 Train Downtown
   When You Put on Your Binder Smelling Like Lavender


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