Kerry James Evans

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Kerry James Evan’s poem, “Blackbird,” appears in our Winter 2011-12 issue, which is guest edited by Alice Hoffman. “Blackbird” contains some powerful imagery and opens with this stanza:

There are thirteen ways to look at a blackbird, but my backyard is not
a blackbird,
and I am not Wallace Stevens,
but I make do with an air conditioning unit and the remnants of an
entertainment center,
the cherry wood stain fading into sod.

Here, Evans gives us a brief biography of his work:

Kerry James Evans is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Florida State University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the following literary journals: Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Narrative, New England Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere.