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Reading the Same Novel Seven Times
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Ode to Converts
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Gary Duehr
Breaking News

Stephen Massimilla
Misdirection: A Poem

Jeanne Wagner
Stomping on the Threshold

Daniel Becker
Goals of Care and You’re Welcome

Diane DeCillis
The Fist and Close

Edward Harkness

M. Shahid Alam
Ash’aar: Selected Verses from Ghalib

Christien Gholson
Kill Floor: The Final Poems
of Arthur Rimbaud

John Valentine
The Trembling Skin of the World

Kip Knott
Seven Dreams of An American King

Morgan Hobbs
Love Remains

Stephen Cloud
Variations on a Theme
from an Advertising Flyer

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Enter Senex

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Howling at the Moon

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Paul Hamill | Aidan Rooney
John Valentine | Simon Perchik
Peter Johnson | Jayne Benjulian
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Roger Mitchell | Shadab Zeest Hashmi
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Mudlark No. 64 (2018)  NEW
Shann Ray | Atomic Theory 432
Mudlark No. 63 (2017)  NEW
Christien Gholson | Tidal Flats
Mudlark No. 62 (2017)  NEW
Lynne Knight | The Bone Woman
Mudlark No. 61 (2016)
Patrick Donnelly | Jesus Said
Mudlark No. 60 (2016)
Sue D. Burton | Little Steel
Mudlark No. 59 (2015)
Mark Dow | Feedback
and Other Conversation Poems
Mudlark No. 58 (2015)
Roy Bentley | Saturday Afternoon
at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio

Mudlark No. 57 (2015)
Poems from Franz Werfel’s Judgment Day
Translated by James Reidel
Mudlark No. 56 (2015)
Gerald Fleming | (This) One
Mudlark No. 55 (2014)
Peter Marcus | Taking/Flight
Mudlark No. 54 (2014)
Meredith Stricker | Intervals of Sun Almost Black
Mudlark No. 53 (2014)
Some Uncommon Poems and Versions
by Georg Trakl, Translated by James Reidel
Mudlark No. 52 (2013)
David Koehn | Field of View
Mudlark No. 51 (2013)
Rose McLarney | Hone Creek
Mudlark No. 50 (2013)
Kip Knott | Afraid of Heaven
Mudlark No. 49 (2013)
Brian Clements | not meant for you   Dear Love
Mudlark No. 48 (2012)
John Allman | Little Songs
from The Blue Gazebo
Mudlark No. 47 (2012)
Jeffrey Little | Is Nature is as a Sound is
as Zero is as the Hook Dog Blues

Mudlark No. 46 (2012)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Season of Change
Mudlark No. 45 (2012)
Stephen Knauth | Frederica
Mudlark No. 44 (2011)
Claire Bateman | The Waterbird
Mudlark No. 43 (2011)
Virginia Schaefer | Shape Shifter
Mudlark No. 42 (2011)
Nathaniel Vincent Mohatt | Rotary House
Mudlark No. 41 (2010)
Oliver Rice | Afterthoughts, Siestas
Mudlark No. 40 (2010)
Michael Hettich | Measuring the Days
Mudlark No. 39 (2010)
Drew Dillhunt | 3,068,518
Mudlark No. 38 (2009)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | The Limbo Suite
Mudlark No. 37 (2008)
John Allman | from Older Than Our Fathers
Mudlark No. 36 (2008)
Peter Waldor | Leg Paint
Mudlark No. 35 (2008)
Charles Freeland
The Case of the Danish King Halfdene
Mudlark No. 34 (2007)
Donald Wellman | Baroque Threads
Mudlark No. 33 (2007)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Cassiopeia
Above the Banyan Tree

Mudlark No. 32 (2007)
Laura McCullough | Elephant Anger
Mudlark No. 31 (2006)
John Allman | Lowcountry
Mudlark No. 30 (2006)
Mike Smith | Anagrams of America
Mudlark No. 29 (2005)
Dawn Tefft | Field Trip to My Mother
and Other Exotic Locations

Mudlark No. 28 (2005)
Brian Clements | Use Cases
Mudlark No. 27 (2005)
María Lojo, trans. Brett Alan Sanders
Knocking at the Doors of Heaven
Mudlark No. 26 (2004)
Kip Knott | Whisper Gallery
Mudlark No. 25 (2004)
Ruth Daigon | Time Means Nothing At All
Mudlark No. 24 (2004)
Michael Ruby | First Names
Mudlark No. 23 (2003)
Garin Cycholl | Disruptive Cinema
Mudlark No. 22 (2003)
Jeffrey Little | Biography
As In Syntax: The Babble Poems

Mudlark No. 21 (2002)
R. D. Girard
The Price of Water in Los Angeles
Mudlark No. 20 (2002)
Chris Semansky | André Breton
Works the Crisis Prevention Hotline

Mudlark No. 19 (2002)
John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan, Steve Chinna
Smith Street (Between Heaven and Hell)
Mudlark No. 18 (2001)
James Brook | Weather and Repetition
Mudlark No. 17 (2001)
Robert Gregory | Clouds & Green Police
Mudlark No. 16 (2001)
Stuart Lishan | from Body Tapestries
Mudlark No. 15 (2000)
Jeffrey Little | crayola in arcana
Mudlark No. 14 (2000)
Sarah Law | The Baptism of the Neophytes
Mudlark No. 13 (2000)
Edward Harkness | A Note to My Sons
Mudlark No. 12 (1999)
Martin Bennett
At a Shift of Points the Chorus Switches
Mudlark No. 11 (1999)
Richard von Sturmer | Blue Cliff Verses
Mudlark No. 10 (1998)
Diane Wald | Improvisations
on Titles of Works by Jean Dubuffet

Mudlark No. 9 (1998)
Andrew Schelling | The Road to Ocosingo
Mudlark No. 8 (1998)
Sheila E. Murphy
A Sound the Mobile Makes in Wind
Mudlark No. 7 (1997)
Mike O'Connor | Only a Friend Can Know:
Poems and Translations from the Chinese

Mudlark No. 6 (1997)
Henry Gould | Island Road
Mudlark No. 5 (1997)
Joe Ahearn | Five Fictions
Mudlark No. 4 (1996)
Van K. Brock | A Conversation
with Martin Heidegger
(English original)
Josef Pesch (German translation)
Mudlark No. 3 (1996)
Gerald Fleming | Ars Poetica
Mudlark No. 2 (1996)
Frances Driscoll | The Rape Poems
Mudlark No. 1 (1995)
David Swoyer | Twelve of One
Valerie Anthony | A Dozen of the Other