blackbirdonline journalSpring 2022  Vol. 21  No. 1

In the fall of 2022, Blackbird editors conducted two interviews with current Blackbird contributors: Leslie Adrienne Miller and Marilyn Nelson. Miller and Nelson discuss their writing processes and more in these thoughtful, vulnerable interviews.

Leslie Adrienne Miller   A Correspondence with Leslie Adrienne Miller
   Conducted by Hayley Graffunder

I do not know how I would find my way through an idea without the engine of syntax. It has a life and logic of its own, and once moving, I let it run until . . .

Marilyn Nelson   A Correspondence with Marilyn Nelson
   Conducted by Waverley Vesely

Each historical project is different and discovers its own techniques. Not every technique works for every project. Sometimes I’ve written about an . . .

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