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Louise

McKee

Introduction

7

Thomas

McGrath

Welcome

9

Raymond R.

Patterson

Ars Poetica

10

Al

Masarik

Lure

11

Philip

Dacey

The New Love Poem

12

Jet

Wimp

Invocation

13

William

Kloefkorn

Prove It

14

Greg

Geleta

Train Set

15

Henry

Braun

The Grackles

16

Lee W.

Potts

Dark Wood

17

Susan

Daily

poem no. 8

18

John

Ashbery

The Great Bridge Game of Life

19

Lisa

Zeidner

The Mesopotamian Tool Room

20

John

Balaban

Passing Through Albuquerque

22

Leonard D.

Moore

Message to Etheridge Knight

23

Paul

Grillo

Four Poems

24

Almitra

David

Skylight

26

Maralyn Lois

Polak

You Wouldn’t Know

28

Ann

Menebroker

Night Poem

30

John

Yau

Second Diptych

31

Leonard

Gontarek

From The Pillow Book of Leonard Gontarek

32

David

Shapiro

Sentences

34

Joseph

Meredith

All-Star

35

Jim

Daniels

Wrapping Bread

36

Patience

Merriman

The Night Table

37

Alexandra

Grilikhes

Pittsburgh

38

Len

Roberts

It Will Wait

40

Joseph

Bruchac

Two Poems

41

William

Heyen

A Long Island Fish Story

42

James

Bertolino

The Landscape

43

Douglas

Blazek

A Real Event

44

Barbara F.

Lefcowitz

Sunday Night at the Gyldenlove Hotel, Oslo

45

David R.

Slavitt

Nevelson

46

W.D.

Ehrhart

Flying to the Moon

47

Michael

Waters

On the Afternoon of the Prom

48

Christopher

Bursk

Signaling

49

Phyllis

Middlebrooks

Portrait

50

Gil

Ott

untitled

52

Joel

Colten

untitled

53

Louise

Simons

Taking in Your Bookstore

54

Louise

Simons

A Walk in the Woods

55

Audre

Lorde

My Fifth Trip to Washington Ended in Northeast Delaware

56

Karen

Rile

The Fear of Being Noticed

57

Harry

Humes

Gathering

58

Sally Jo

Sorensen

Middle Lake

60

Robert

Creely

For J.L.

61

William F.

Van Wert

Grief Stages

62

Deborah

Burnham

Albino

63

Heather

McHugh

Whose Move

64

Ellen

Slack

The Funeral of My Cousin Phil Maddux: Tinicum, Bucks County, in the Spring

65

Nathaniel

Tarn

Provincial Morning

66

Michael S.

Weaver

A Life in a Steel Mill

67

Albert

Huffstickler

Champion

68

Lamont B.

Steptoe

For Jesse Owens

69

Elaine

Terranova

Melrose Park

70

Lynne

Savitt

Six Things to Know If You Love a Convict

71

Edward

Field

Dying

72

Andrei

Codrescu

The Differences

74

Jeanne

Murray Walker

The National Enquirer Headline Writer Calls Etheridge Knight to Interview Him about Gravity

76

Gary

Fincke

Coal

77

Robert

Bly

Dolly

78

Eugene

Howard

Reading Robert Hayden on a Quiet Morning

79

Simon J.

Ortiz

The Unfolding Mystery

80

Marge

Piercy

What She Tells Herself Before Dialing the Number She Never Has to Look Up

81

Jim

Cory

Crossing the street in the Rain

82

Tim

Dlugos

Night Life

83

William

Stafford

By the Chapel

84

William Virgil

Davis

Plum

85

Tina

Barr

Between the House and the Sky

86

Linda

Pastan

The Floozie Clause

87

Allen

Ginsberg

Hospital Window

88

Terry

Smith Wallace

Ars Poetica

90

Marion

Cohen

Childhood

91

George William

Fisher

Poem with Prologue

92

C.D.

Wright

Tours

93

Naomi Shihab

Nye

Arabic Coffee

94

Karen

Blomain

The Molly D. Mine

95

Dennis

Moritz

untitled

96

Peter

Bushyeager

untitled

97

Molly

Russakoff

The Japanese Desire

98

Etheridge

Knight

Circling The Daughter

99

Ron

Price

Sitting on an Eastern Bluff along the Mississippi River

100

Darcy

Cummings

Still Life: Shipyard, September, 1950

101

Elizabeth

McKim

Onion

102

Leonard

Kress

To Spot the Centralia Mine Fire

103

Joseph

Farley

Birds

104

Coleman

Barks

Some Orange Juice

105

Laurel

Speer

Meeting with Dante in a Narrow Street

106

Toby

Olson

A Note

107

Steven Ford

Brown

Love Poem

108

Jack

Veasey

Wounded Animals

109

Art

Beck

Cemetery Strike

110

R. Daniel

Evans

Auschwitz

111

Marvin

Bell

To Logan in The Grave

112

Stephen

Dunn

Aubade

113

Toi

Derricotte

Squeaky Bed

114

Jerry

Hagins

Morning Glory

115

J.T.

Barbarese

Eclipse

116

David

Ignatow

Two Poems

117

Charles

Bukowski

now

118

Clarence

Major

Words into Words Won’t Go

120

Chris

Stroffolino

With Vacations like this, Who Needs a job

121

Craig

Czury

Legend

122

Galway

Kinnel

Brother of My Heart

123

Aaren

Yeatts Perry

Poem for Lizzy

124

Eleanor

Wilner

Desertsong

126

Barbara

Crooker

Gardening in a Dry Year

128

Anne

Waldman

Before You Drop Off Read This

129

Gerard

Malanga

A Last Poem

130

Louis

McKee

Last Call

132

Bernard F.

Stehle

 

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Steven

Feldman

 

back cover

Art

Spikol

 

6

Louis

McKee

Guest Editor

 

Teresa

Leo

Editor

 

Jerry

Hagins

Editor

 

Kathy

Volk Miller

Editor

 

Brian

Brown

Editor

 

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Hagins

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