blackbird online journal Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1


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A Woman of Genius | Susan Aizenberg
All My Vendettas I’ve Given Your Name | Ash Bowen
Ancestor | Tomaž Šalamun |
translated by Brian Henry
Audio: Oral | Ryo Yamaguchi

Audio: Philosopher | Ryo Yamaguchi
Behind the Old Soldiers’ Hospital | Norman Dubie
Being Shades Ourselves
| David Wojahn  audio icon 
Book Review | City of Regret, by Andrew Kozma | Sandra Beasley
Book Review
| Dismal Rock by Davis McCombs | Craig Beaven
Book Review | Fire Baton, by Elizabeth Hadaway | Catherine Macdonald
Book Review | Michelangelo’s Seizure, by Steve Gehrke | Susan Williams
Cantor, Frege & Gödel | Norman Dubie
Colombia | Tomaž Šalamun |
translated by Brian Henry
A Conversation with Mary Gordon | Mary Gordon 
Eastwoodesque | James Miller
Esto Absoluta | Claudia Emerson
Eve | Eleanor Ross Taylor
Faith | Tomaž Šalamun
 | translated by Brian Henry
Fragments from A Nonexistent Yiddish Poet | Jehanne Dubrow
Ghost Dog | Molly Giles
Headmaster | Claudia Emerson
Herman Melville’s Book of Four Sentences 
| Norman Dubie
Homework: Define Caliente | Judith Cofer

Homesick in Paradise | Eleanor Ross Taylor
How Do You Say? | Judith Cofer
| Bruce Bond
Hush | Rishma Dunlop
Illinois | Terry Gibson
In Another Country
| Lynda Hull
Introductions Reading Loop
Lawrence at the Etruscan Tombs | Eleanor Ross Taylor
Lesson on the Letter S
| Jaimee Hills
Like My Friend | Wyn Cooper
Making History | Sandra Beasly
 | Tomaž Šalamun |
translated by Brian Henry
Menu | Wyn Cooper
Mercury | David Keplinger
Messina | David Keplinger
Monumental Sculpture by Sol LeWitt
| John Ravenal
Mountain Standard Time | Jeffery Bahr
Nocturne with Choreography for Departure | Lynda Hull
Not the Bathing Tank at Madras: A Romance | Norman Dubie
Lynda Hull’s “Orinthology”
| Mark Doty  audio icon
Panel Introduction: A Trbute to the Poetry of Lynda Hull | David Wojahn  audio icon
Perfection | Tomaž Šalamun
| translated by Brian Henry
Peter Taylor and the Drama of Storytelling | David Lynn
Peter Taylor and “The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court” | Mary Flinn
Practice Rooms | Claudia Emerson
Recessional | James Miller
Red-Headed Blueswoman | Elizabeth Alexander   audio icon
Returning | Abraham Burickson
R.J. | Eleanor Ross Taylor
Selections from Replica of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue, Fall 1900 | Joshua Poteat
Slipnot: Starlight | Fritz Ward
South Boston Morning, ’53 | Norman Dubie
Supermax | David Keplinger
Synchronized Swimming | Claudia Emerson
Thanksgiving | George Garrett
The Achievement of George Garrett | Kelly Cherry
The Lesson of the Master | John Casey
The Lions | Peter Campion
The Minotaur Speaks | Sandra Beasley
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court | Peter Taylor
The Parade | Sandra Beasley
The Poetry of Danger | Brenda Shaughnessy  audio icon
The Rough Guide to Romantic Comedy | James Miller
The Well | Claudia Emerson
The Window | Lynda Hull   video icon
This New City | Elizabeth Scanlon
Three Days in Flower | Eleanor Ross Taylor
Three Parts make a Hole
| Sami Ben Larbi  video icon
Tobacco Wedding | Miroslav Penkov
To Become Music or Break | David Jauss  audio icon
Transience | Eleanor Ross Taylor
What Was Left | Agatha Beins
Washington | Tomaž Šalamun |
translated by Brian Henry
When the Lights Go Down | Liam Callanan
When to Stop | Eleanor Ross Taylor
White Cat and Notebook: A Still Life | Susan Aizenberg