Poet Lore

Volume 106, Number 3/4

"There have been tornadoes before, and floods—that's the important thing. Just be careful to make sure you don't let yourself wonder why all these record-breaking events are happening in such proximity…." Bill McKibben


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Editors' Page

Poetry
Poets Introducing Poets
Essay
Reviews
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Oklahoma cyclone, 1898. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

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Poetry

Margaret Randall [from] Horizon
Kathy Engel My Daughter’s Convinced
Phoebe Reeves Downwinders
Robert Bense Reticence of the Elms
Jane Shore Snow Globes
Charles Jensen The Year of Living Dangerously
Naomi Shihab Nye Storyteller
Patricia Fargnoli I Cast a Net over Memory’s Sullen Waters
Jen Dempsey Five Hundred Crows
Oliver Rice Annotations for a People’s History
Hedy Habra On the Sargasso Sea
Tim Mayo Constant Replay
Lisa Ericson Sheets
Claudia Gary Refugees
James E. Cherry Hijab
Laura-Gray Street The Way War Ends
Phillip Sterling The Fifth Partition
Jim Richards Childhood is a Small Country
Tara Skurtu The Amoeba Game
Lance Nizami Winter, Des Plaines, Illinois
Sally Molini Staying with Astronomers
Jacques J. Rancourt Shank
Patricia Fargnoli When Will the Cows Come Home?
Jackie Bartley Bungalow
Barbara Saunier Foreclosure
Michelle Brittan Contemporary Artifacts
Michelle Brittan Portrait of His Ex-Lover at a Yoga Class, Downtown Fresno
Robert Bense Time and Talk at Sixth and Broadway
Chris Haven Custody
Michael Salcman The Duke of Flatbush
Elizabeth Crowell Preposition Mountain
Karina Borowicz Saw
Harry L. Turner The Sawman
Adam McGraw Scrip
Holly Guran Two-Cent Bridge
Judith Vollmer January Work
Susan Whitmore The Snowman
Sally Lipton Derringer Kiss
Sally Lipton Derringer Devoted Interior
Teresa M. Blackmon Seasons
James Magorian A Treatise on Rivers
Hilary Sideris Da Vinci
Russell Brakefield [from] The Anatomy
Bruce Cohen American Zen
Kristin Camitta Zimet Delivery
Rachel Mennies My Sister the Diviner
Deborah Paredez Fortune
Deborah Paredez Crape Myrtle, 1943
Holly Guran Resilient
Wanda Coleman Night Coffee
Hilary Sideris Miss Moore
Dmitry Berenson Lakeview Terrace
Jacques J. Rancourt Avoidance
Anastasia Andersen Some kind of eulogy.  He was not
Jack Powers Cemetery Ride
Jeff Friedman Horse
Rachel Mennies The Joke
Hunt Hawkins Getting the Movie
Darlene Pagán The Reel
Jay Griswold Wait
Kurt Steinwand Light Pole No. 69
Anthony Opal Denver
Adrienne Wolfert Street Lamp
John Randolph Carter Bongos Deluxe
Lee Rossi To the Blackout of '69, Ithaca, New York
Charles Jensen Moratoria
Robert M. Chute Nostalgia: Life Relived
Ann Hostetler Too Much for Words
Calvin Forbes Horace Silver at the Famous Ballroom
Anthony Opal This Morning at the Library
Linda Pastan And Evening
J.T. Ledbetter A Slow Winter Rain
giovanni singleton day 16
giovanni singleton day 37
Kurt Olsson Trespasses

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Poets Introducing Poets

Brenda Marie Osbey introduces M’Bilia Meekers 
M’Bilia Meekers    To the French Men
    Stackolina
    Stackolina’s First Communion
    Louis Congo to a Man on the Wheel
    Louis Congo in Love
    Louis Congo’s Bride
    The Passion of Louis Congo
    Louis Congo’s Wife
    On Sweets

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Essay

Nan Fry    Anglo-Saxon Latitudes

Reviews

Merrill Leffler    The Gathering of the Elders by Wesli Court (Lewis Turco), Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki by Tony Barnstone, Stateside by Jehanne Dubrow, and Heterotopia by Lesley Wheeler
Heddy Reid    The Book of Seventy by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Debra Wierenga    Words We Might One Day Say by Holly Karapetkova and Traveling Light: Poems by Linda Pastan

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