Vol. 1 (2013)

Volume 1 (2013)
TAB 2013

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DREAMS AND VISIONS, CATARACTA VIRIDANS, PRAYER FOR CHOLERA, and ON KUMQUAT LIGHT
Karen An-hwei Lee
GOSSIP, A RED FOREST, and EMINENT DOMAIN
Stephanie Brown
BLUE DRESS, FAR AS THE EYE, NIGHT SWIMMERS, and DREAMS OF DROWNING
Nancy Kuhl
THE SUN and THE SUN (REVERSED)
Tony Barnstone
CALIFORNIA RON, THE CAREGIVER, and WINTER HEAT WAVE
Mark Jarman
TURNERESQUE, IF NANCY WERE A DE KOONING, TURBO NOIR
Richard Deming
GOLDILOCKS ZONE, CASANOVA AND THE APHRODITE OF THE MODERN WORLD, and FIELDS
Kate Gale
TORONTO, SAVING GOD, SAN ANTONIO
Linh Dinh
723
Kate Greenstreet
WAIL & SCREW, WHILE SHE WAS OUT STEALING, EMPATHY, and CRYPTOGRAM
Lynne Thompson
HUMAN RESOURCES, THE QUESTION OF SOLACE, STRUCK OUT LOOKING, and SONG OF THE INFIELD
Patty Seyburn
CONCREATE ABSTRACTIONS, OR A WAY OF (THINKING ABOUT) POEMS
Amy Newlove Schroeder
SLAP, A PRAYER BEFORE BIOPSY, and FOR ANNETTE: AN ELEGY
Allison Joseph
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THE BALLROOM WITHIN and NOTICE (NULLIFICATION)
Hadara Bar-Nadav
IT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH BLACKBERRY SEASON and THE SHINING
Robin Behn
STILL LIFE IN PARK
Evie Shockley
LA GRANDE PERMISSION: JOHN ASHBERRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Marjorie Perloff

THE BALLROOM WITHIN by Hadara Bar-Nadav
IT’S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH… by Robin Behn

INVISIBLE CRANE and VERSION OF MYSELF IN THE RUINS
Mary Biddinger
NOCTURNE WITH A WAX MODEL OF MADAME DIMANCHE and NOCTURNE WITH NEEDLES PINNED IN BEAUTIFUL ROWS
Oliver de la Paz
MANZANA and BURBUJA (Spanish and English)
Jesse Lee Kercheval
“THE WORLD IS A FIELD OF THE SPANISH WAR”: TRAUMATIC MEMORY IN MURIEL RUKEYSER’S SPANISH CIVIL WAR POETRY
Patricia Grace King

INVISIBLE CRANE by Mary Biddinger
NOCTURNE WITH NEEDLES PINNED IN BEAUTIFUL ROWS by Oliver de la Paz

TO KELLER FROM SKAMANIA LODGE
David Biespiel
USE OF OWNERSHIP and SPEED BOAT
Diane Glancy
RARE, YET TRUE, ENERGY TRANSFERS WITHOUT CONTACT and THE REALIST PAINTER IN EXILE DEVELOPS A LOVE OF GEOMETRY
Purvi Shah
BOOK REVIEW: The Palace of Contemplating Departure by Brynn Saito
Iris Law
BOOK REVIEW: And Never Mind the Storm by Soham Patel
Jon Pineda

TO KELLER FROM SKAMANIA LODGE by David Biespiel
THE REALIST PAINTER IN EXILE DEVELOPS A LOVE OF GEOMETRY by Purvi Shah

EXCERPTS FROM “GOOD MORNING”
Hugh Behm-Steinberg
A MAZE LIVES INSIDE THE SKY
Erica Hayes
OUT OF THE BLUE, WHO
Laura McCollough
PHILLIP LARKIN AND THE POETRY OF SELF-DEFENSE
Jerry Bradley

EXCERPTS FROM “GOOD MORNING” by Hugh Behm-Steinberg
A MAZE LIVES INSIDE THE SKY by Erica Hayes
OUTR OF THE BLUE, WHO by Laura McCullough

WHAT COMES AFTER and TELL THEM THEY CAN’T COME BACK
Ruth Bavetta
OH LORD, MY MAN IS GONE and LOVE ME TOMORROW
Vida Cross
DOWNSTREAM
Susan Johnson
BOOK REVIEW: Tengine Empire by Cathy Park Hong
Jane Wong

WHAT COMES AFTER by Ruth Bavetta
LOVE ME TOMORROW by Vida Cross
DOWNSTREAM by Susan Johnson

IOWA
Patty Flint
THE LIGHT IN MURIEL RUKEYSER, A ROSE FROM DENISE LEVERTIV, and ANNE SEXTON’S TUNNEL (centos)
Kathleen Gunton
ILLUSIONS
Joseph Murphy
IF FROM GREAT NATURE, OUR OWN ABYSS
Andrew Ruzkowski
ACT I, SCENE I
Ronald Wallace

IOWA by Patty Flint
ANNE SEXTON’S TUNNEL by Kathleen Gunton
ILLUSIONS by Joseph Murphy
IF FROM GREAT NATURE, OUR OWN ABYSS by Andrew Ruzkowski

WHY I WALKED AWAY
Lauren Camp
BLUE FIELD
Stephen Campiglio
MODERN HUNGARIAN POETRY AS REFLECTED IN SÁNDOR KÁNYÁDI’S WORKS
Paul Sohar
BOOK REVIEW: Memory Cards by Susan Schultz
Margaret Rhee

WHY I WALKED AWAY by Lauren Camp
BLUE FIELD by Stephen Campiglio

EDITOR’S NOTE ON SPECIAL ISSUE
Anna Leahy
WHY I WRITE: THREE SNAPSHOTS and WHY I WRITE: POEM
Susan Johnson
WHY I WRITE POETRY
Kritin LaTour
BLAME
Jason McCall
WHIMSY AND DUTY
Kirk Nesset

WHY I WRITE by Susan Johnson
WHY I WRITE POETRY by Kristin LaTour
BLAME by Jason McCall

EDITOR’S NOTE ON SPECIAL ISSUE
Anna Leahy
WHY I WRITE POETRY
Maureen Alsop
ON PAPER
Louise Cook
WHY POETRY? BECAUSE POETRY.
Ellen McGrath Smith
SOMEWHERE NEAR PAYNESVILLE, MAYBE
William Stobb

ON PAPER by Maureen Alsop
ON PAPER by Lauren Cook
WHY POETRY? BECAUSE POETRY. by Ellen McGrath Smith
SOMEWHERE NEAR PAYNESVILLE, MAYBE by William Stobb

SORROW’S ARGUMENT and WHAT’S OF BIRDS
Kelli Allen
HAIKU, LATE SUMMER (A PRAYER) and BEFORE WE TRY “I LOVE YOU”
Karen Craigo
BOOK REVIEW: Deadbeat by Jay Baron Nicorvo
W. Todd Kaneko
BOOK REVIEW: Incarnadine by Mary Szybist
Sandra Lim

SORROW’S ARGUMENT by Kelli Allen
BEFORE WE TRY “I LOVE YOU” by Karen Craigo

HYPOTHETICAL
Lanette Cadle
FOUR DRUNKENNESSES and WAYWARD
Richard Carr
HAIL MUSIC
Donald Illich
SAN BERDODO
Christopher Mulrooney

HYPOTHETICAL by Lanette Cadle
WAYWARD by Richard Carr
HAIL MUSIC by Donald Illich