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Christopher Blackman is a poet from Columbus, Ohio. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, The Kenyon Review, Cleaver Magazine, Booth, and Mississippi Review, among other publications. He currently lives in New York City.

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts


Epiphany Journal



(Online, January 2022)

Below the Dentist’s Bent Arm and through the Window, I See the Outline of the Shore through Fog”

The Kenyon Review

July/August 2021 (Print, 2021)

“Whiskey Island”


21.3 (Online, July 2021)

“Springtime; The Storm”

The Scores

Issue 9 (Online, Winter 2021)

“Auto-brewery Syndrome,” “Lear Season”

Rust + Moth

Spring 2021 (Online and Print)

“January One,” and “Freedom!”

Cider Press Review

Volume 22, Issue 4 (Online Winter 2021)

“Must to Kennel”

Pine Hills Review

August (Online, 2020)

“Denmark in Twilight,” “Factory,” “Auld Lang Syne”

The Night Heron Barks

Summer 2020 (Online, 2020)

“Easter,” “Swan Dance”

Mississippi Review

Issue 47.3 (Print, 2020)

“Death’s Au Pair”

Cleaver Magazine

Issue 24 (Online, 2018)

“Pax Romana”

Muse/A Journal

Issue 6 (Print, 2018)


EuropeNow Journal

Tourism: People Places & Mobilities (Online, 2017)

“Blessing for Travelers,” “Ode Upon a Greek Restaurant Wall,” “The Very Confusing Field Trip,” “Development”

TYPO Magazine

Issue 27 (Online, 2016)

“Douglas Sirk Directs My Life”

The Atlas Review

Issue 5 (Print, 2015)

“Bowery,” “Caveman Poem,” and “Abdicating the Burn Ward”