Issue 21

Issue 21 10th Anniversary

BLR 10th Anniversary

Boundaries by Ronald Pies 
Transference by Louise Blecher Rose 
Third Wife by Shavonne Wei-Ming Clarke 
Gently Please, Gently by Ted McLoof 
Free Love by Allegra Hyde 
Periscope by Anne Elliott 
The Beauty of Reflex Hammering by Jacob L. Freedman 
Two Countries by Elisa Fernández-Arias 
French Lesson by Judith Edelman 
Here is What by Robyn Parnell 
String Theory by Venita Blackburn 


Illness as Muse by Rafael Campo 
Illness and the Imagination by Paul Harding 
Bellevue: Fabled History Narrowed to a Fragment by David Oshinsky
The Colostomy Diaries by Janet Buttenwieser 
Radon Gas and the Believers by Andrew C. Gottlieb 
The Codeine of Jordan by J.S. Brown 


On the Wards by Rafael Campo 
Roosevelt by Cornelius Eady 
Gone (to Burnis Lake) by Cornelius Eady 
After the Stroke by Edward Hirsch 
Northern Burgundy by Beverley Bie Brahic 
Succulence by Natalie Scenters-Zapico 
When the Self Goes, It Goes by Jean LeBlanc 
Almost Dark by John Kay 
Echo’s End by John Kay 
Meditation on the Morning After the Diagnosis by Ronda Broatch 
Scar by Kristin Robertson 
Rogue Wave by Marie Kane 
Waiting by a River by David Wagoner 
The Order of Mothers: What Friends and Relatives Said by Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan 
Epistemology by Monica Wendel 
The Ship of Fools Happens into Paradise by Kyle McCord 
The Poem is Not the Anatomical Heart by Kyle McCord 
Physiotherapy by Karen Alkalay-Gut 
Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 149 by Jaydn DeWald 
Squared by Melissa Chandler 
The Disordered Body by Amanda Auchter
We Sing by Abbas A. Abidi
Call to Prayer by Naomi Shihab Nye
Fast-Thinning Throng by Rachel Hadas
Death is Private by Hal Sirowitz
Ahihi Bay by Floyd Skloot
Elementary English Questions by Kaveh Bassiri
Medicalarium by Alberto Rios
Odysseus at the Age of Three by Hayden Saunier
Secrets of the Curandera by Alberto Rios
Elegy for My Gypsy Grandmother by Brandi George
I’m Afraid of the Brief Empty Space by Cortney Davis
Eye Examined by Cortney Davis


Publisher’s Note by Martin J. Blaser
Foreword by Danielle Ofri
Book Review: Poetry Roundup reviewed by Jason Schneiderman
Contributors’ Notes