Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts Fall 2007  Vol. 6 No. 2

A joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc.


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Rebecca Black   
Focusing on the processes and background stories of her prizewinning poetry collection Cottonlandia, Rebecca Black spoke to Blackbird editor Gregory Donovan at the March 2007 Associate Writing Programs conference in Atlanta.

Margrét Blöndal    audio icon
In January of 2007, Icelandic artist Margrét Blöndal created an installation at Solvent Space, the experimental exhibition gallery curated by VCU’s Department of Painting and Printmaking. On January 26, 2007, the day of the opening reception, Blackbird editor Gregory Donovan conducted interview with Blöndal.

Michael Collier   
Michael Collier was interviewed by Maria Hagan and David Wojahn as part of the Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Writing Association Reading Series in April, 2006.

Khaled Mattawa  audio icon
On November 27, 2007, Jeff Lodge and Patty Paine spoke with Khaled Mattawa, on Virginia Commonwealth University's Qatar campus, about his work as a writer and a translator. “A Conversation with Khaled Mattawa” appears as our feature for February 08, 2008.

Janet Peery   audio icon
August 9, 2007, Blackbird editor Mary Flinn spoke to Janet Peery about her book What the Thunder Said, a series of linked stories and a novella. “A Conversation with Janet Peery” appears as our feature for January 08, 2008.

Joshua Weiner  (transcript only)
On September 28, 2007, Joshua Weiner discussed with Blackbird editor Gregory Donovan, and contributing editor David Wojahn, the political and the personal in poetry, the choices involved in working with free verse and received forms, the composition of his poems, and other subjects.

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