Check Out Jane Springer’s New Book

This morning Jane Springer’s book Dear Blackbird, arrived in the mail. (Yes, the comma is part of the title.) The book, which won the 2006 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, is exciting to me in part because it is so blindingly good, and in part because Sycamore Review published two of her “Dear Blackbird” … Continue reading Check Out Jane Springer’s New Book

Sycamore Contributor Jane Springer Wins 2006 Agha Shahid Ali Prize

BY REBEKAH SILVERMAN, Editor-in-Chief The charming and eloquent Jane Springer, whose poems, both called “Dear Blackbird,” are in Sycamore Review’s current issue, 18.2, has won the 2006 Agha Shahid Ali prize for poetry through the University of Utah Press.  Her book, Dear Blackbird, will be published in May 2007.  The 2006 prize was judged by … Continue reading Sycamore Contributor Jane Springer Wins 2006 Agha Shahid Ali Prize

DEAR BLACKBIRD I

BY JANE SPRINGER Dear Blackbird, The first summer after you left rolled in as a white & fine grained fog. The question became not: Where had you gone—but one of location, nevertheless, behind what curtain: The little farmhouse, its sputtering truck & tin shed. The field where trysting lovers met. The dissolution of it all. … Continue reading DEAR BLACKBIRD I