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Blackbird Among “Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading!”

BuzzFeed, the “social news and entertainment company,” recently included Blackbird in its “Books” section as number six on its list in an article titled “29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading.” The article explains that “We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite literary magazines. Here are the collections…

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The Church of Poet Larry Levis is Still Alive and Well

Recently, folks gathered at Chop Suey Books to celebrate a new collection of poetry, “Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems” which marks a posthumous return by acclaimed poet and former VCU teacher Larry Levis.  The book is Levis’ third posthumous collection and the last of his unpublished poems. And its midnight release was evidence of the local…

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Blackbird Announces Fall 2015 Issue

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts announces its new Fall 2015 issue, v14n2: Poetry by Larry Levis, Sandra Lim, Norman Dubie, John Allman, Dannye Romine Powell, Bruce Bond, Hala Alyan, Talvikki Ansel, Peter Makuck, Gregory Kimbrell, and more Fiction by Carrie Brown, Nini Berndt, Julialicia Case, Silas House, Erin McGraw, Denise Calhoun,…

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Blackbird Poet Selected for Best American Poetry

Sherman Alexie, this year’s guest editor of The Best American Poetry, selected Sidney Wade’s poem “The Chickasaw Trees” (Blackbird v13n1) for inclusion in the ​2015 edition ​​to ​be published by Scribner this​ September. The following is from the publisher’s description of the forthcoming collection: Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the…

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