Blackbird Announces Fall 2015 Issue

November 20, 2015


Blackbird v14n2, Fall 2015

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, Melanie Faranello, and Liza Wieland

Essays by Hal Crowther, Matthew Gavin Frank, David Trinidad, and Wynn Chapman

Reviews of books by Sandra Lim, Sylvia Wilkinson, Laura Van Prooyen, and Elizabeth Seydel Morgan

The fourteenth Levis Remembered Reading Loop, featuring text by Gregory Donovan and David Wojahn, and introducing the eighteenth Levis Reading Prize winner, Sandra Lim, with poems from her collection The Wilderness, accompanied by audio of the reading and a conversation with Lim. The loop also features the last known recording of a public reading by Larry Levis.

Audio of Readings by Stephen Dunn, Barbara Hurd, Jennifer Grotz, Erin McGraw, Gregory Donovan, and Charles Wright

In gallery, the play Slip/Shot by Jacqueline Goldfinger; a video essay by John Bresland entitled Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera; ‘This Land Is Mine,” (from the larger work Seder-Masochism) by Nina Paley; photos, video, and commentary on the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s retrospective exhibition of artwork by Kiyomi Iwata; and a sampling of historic images, texts, and film footage from 1914.

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We hope you enjoy the issue.

The Blackbird Staff

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