Lily Blackburn

When I am not writing or editing for Typehouse magazine, you might find me panting on my bike, or slinging pastries at a bakery in Southeast Portland. You can check out the magic of Typehouse, here: If you would like to contact me for a review of poetry, creative non-fiction or literary fiction, please send an inquiry to

“Some things are lacking.”

A favorite poem that I can’t stop re-reading by a new favorite poet. “Desunt Nonnula” by Kaveh Akbar. (copied and pasted from Bennington Review) If you haven’t read Calling A Wolf A Wolf… Do yourself a favor and read it! Desunt Nonnula means “some things are lacking.” It was the last line in a “continuous” poem […]