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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Spring/Summer 2017
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Poems by Chana Bloch, Jay Leeming, Rachel Mennies, Andrew Motion, D. Nurkse, Carol Potter, Steven Sanchez, Natasha Trethewey, and others.

Book reviews of by Dore Kiesselbach and Susan Bucci Mockler.

Hodna Nuernberg's translations of poetry by Anas Atakora of Togo.

Essays by Mary-Sherman Willis and Sarah Pemberton Strong.
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Fall/Winter 2016
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Poems by Anya Silver, Denise Duhamel, R.T. Smith, Helena Mesa, James Crews, and Dara Barnat

Poets Introducing Poets: Naomi Shihab Nye Introduces Jenny Browne

Essays: “‘Home Thoughts” by Henry Seiden

"'A Profile in Jazz and Poetry: The Lost Music of Yusef Rahman" by Mary Stone Hanley

“A Beginner's Guide to Tear Gas” by Joanna Chen

Reviews: Margaret Randall reviews One Hundred Hungers: Poems by Lauren Camp
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Spring/Summer 2016
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Poems by Lindsay Tigue, Jason Tandon, Marge Piercy, Carrie Shipers, Jeneva Stone, Leslie Ullman, Jay Leeming, and Geer Austin

World Poets in Translation: Jesse Lee Kercheval Introduces Idea Vilariño

Essays: “‘I Would Like to Repent But I Cannot’: The Poems of Alicia Ostriker” by Tony Hoagland

"'All the Softness Truth Requires': Speculation as Invitation and Persuasion" by Leslie Ullman

“Some Notes on Poetry as a Way of Thinking” by G...
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Fall/Winter 2015
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Poems by Robin Becker, John Bargowski, Lois Marie Harrod, James Crews, David Lehman, Jill Leininger, Carl Phillips, D. Nurkse, and R.T. Smith

Poets Introducing Poets: Grace Cavalieri introduces Abdul Ali

Essays: “Say the Word" by Mark Sullivan

Reviews: Mark Raymond reviews Caribou by Charles Wright

Richard Logsdon reviews Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust

Judith Neri reviews Kind by Gretchen Pri...
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Fall/Winter 2014
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Poems by Terrance Hayes, Cornelius Eady, Linda Pastan, Traci Brimhall, Alice Notley, Marge Piercy, Leslie Ullman, Chana Bloch, Franke Varca, Joseph Zaccardi, Fred Shaw, Joseph Ross, and others.

Essays: “'Who's for the Road?': Poet Lore, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the Open Road of 19th-Century American Poetry" by Melissa Girard

“Without Borders: Poet Lore's Early Attention to World Literature in Translation" by Joan Hua

“Lovers: A ...
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Spring/Summer 2015
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A portfolio from Letras Latinas (Pintura : Palabra) with an introduction by Francisco Aragón. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Yvette Neisser Moreno, John Chavéz, Emma Trelles, Carmen Calatayud, Carlos Parada Ayala, Dan Vera, Maritza Rivera, Samuel Miranda, and Juan J. Morales.

World Poets in Translation: Work by Rira Abbasi (Iran) in translation by Maryam Ala Amjadi

Essays: “Verse and the Multiverse" by Lesley Wheeler

Reviews: Sandra Gilbert reviews
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Spring/Summer 2014
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Poems by Martha Collins, Sherod Santos, Christopher Presfield, Colette Inez, and others.

"World Poets in Translation": Christopher Merrill introduces a portfolio of poems by U Tin Moe.

Essay: “Finding Muriel” by Dara Barnat

Interview: Alexandria Sheng Interviews Xue Di

Reviews: Child Made of Sand by Thomas Lux, Salt Pier by Dore Kiesselbach, Instructions for My Mother's Funeral by Laura Read, The Most Nat...
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Fall/Winter 2012
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Poems by Marge Piercy, Andrew Jamison, and Kwame Dawes, among others.

Coronagraphy: a sonnet sequence by Samiya Bashir

Essays: “Seen Sideways” by Michael Milburn and “The Poem’s Argument” by Jeffrey Harrison

Reviews: Zara Raab reviews White Papers by Martha Collins, The Undertaker’s Daughter by Toi Derricotte, Honeycomb: Poems by Carol Frost, and Little Boy Blue: A Memoir in Verse by Gray Jacobik.
Debra...
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Spring/Summer 2012
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Poems by Marge Piercy, Maxine Kumin, Vuong Quoc Vu, Dan Turèll, and others.

"World Poets in Translation": Thomas E. Kennedy introduces a portfolio of translated poems by Dan Turèll (Denmark).

Essay & Reviews: Nox by Anne Carson, That This by Susan Howe, One with Others [a little book of her days] by C.D. Wright, torch song tango choir by Julia Sophia Paegle, Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet by Dixie Salazar, Human Na...
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Fall/Winter 2011
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Poems by Wanda Coleman, Calvin Forbes, Charles Jensen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Judith Vollmer, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Brenda Marie Osbey introduces a portfolio of poems by M’Bilia Meekers.

Essay ("Anglo-Saxon Latitudes") by Nan Fry

Book reviews: 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, Heterotopia by Lesley Wheeler, The Book of Se...
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Spring/Summer 2011
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Poems by Kelly Cherry, Jim Daniels, Sally Lipton Derringer, Lorrie Goldensohn, Dore Kiesselbach, Fred Yannantuono, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Sandra M. Gilbert introduces a portfolio of poems by Diana O' Hehir.

Grace Cavalieri interviews Lucille Clifton

Essay ("A Few Ode-ish Thoughts") by Gray Jacobik

Book reviews: Harmless by Myra Sklarew, War Bird by David Gewanter, Shahid Reads His Own Palm b...
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Fall/Winter 2010
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Poems by Nancy Morejon, Ed Ochester, Elizabeth Oness, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, Arthur Vogelsang, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature: Dennis Nurkse introduces a portfolio of poems by dg nanouk okpik.

Essay ("Guarding Master's Head: Reflections on My Emily Dickinson") by Maryhelen Snyder

Book reviews of: The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems by Agha Shahid Ali; Hand of the Wind by Geraldine Connolly; Then, Something ...
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Spring/Summer 2010
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Poems by Ladan Osman, Doug Ramspeck, Faisal Siddiqui, Martin Lammon, Holly Karapetkova.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature showcases a collection of poems by Kate Angus, as introduced by David Lehman.

Book reviews: 67 Mogul Miniatures by Raza Ali Hasan; Habeas Corpus by Jill McDonough; Spare Parts by Anne Harding Woodworth; Temper by Beth Bachmann; and The Royal Baker’s Daughter by Barbara Goldberg; and an essay on “Writing About Writing” by Linda Pastan.
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Fall/Winter 2009
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Special 120th anniversary showcase of work by: Kim Addonizio, David Baker, John Balaban, Philip Dacey, Cornelius Eady, Gary Fincke, Dana Gioia, Colette Inez, Pablo Medina, D. Nurkse, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Linda Pastan, Carl Phillips, and Myra Sklarew.

Book reviews: "Second-Hand Coat," by Ruth Stone; Terrance Hayes on "fingering the keys," by Reuben Jackson; and Linda Pastan on "Resuming the Green," by Roland Flint.
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Spring/Summer 2009
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Poems by Philip Fried, Hari Bhajan Khalsa, Michael Salcman, Jon Woodson, Joseph Millar and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Cornelius Eady introduces a portfolio of poems by Gregory Pardlo.

Essay ("Translation and Transgression") by Marcela Malek Sulak.

Book reviews of: Pubic Dream by Frances Leviston, Another Country by Jane Griffiths, Crocodiles & Obelisks by Jamie McKendrick, Things on Which I've Stumbled by Peter Cole, All-American Poem by Matth...
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Fall/Winter 2008
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Poems by Alex Dimitrov, Rod Jellema, Tim Mayo, Alice Pero, Leslie Ullman, and others;

"Poets Introducing Poets": Jane Shore introduces a portfolio of poems by Gardner McFall.

Essay ("Poetry in--and on--the Air") by Grace Cavalieri.

Book reviews of: Against the Grain: The Literary Life of a Poet by Reed Whittemore, Woman Reading to the Sea by Lisa Williams, Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones by Dzvinia Orlowsky, Crucifixion in the Plaza de Armas by Marti...
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Spring/Summer 2008
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Poems by Rose Black, Kyle G. Dargan, V. P. Loggins, Pablo Medina, Adrienne Su, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": David Wagoner introduces a portfolio of poems by Caleb Barber.

Essay ("Two American Originals: An Appreciation") by Barbara Goldberg.

Book reviews of: Midwest Eclogue by David Baker, The Lyrics by Fanny Howe, Bending Under the Yellow Police Tapes by James Doyle, The Resurrection Trade by Leslie Adrienne Miller.
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Fall/Winter 2007
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Poems by Matthew Cariello, Frannie Lindsay, Faisal Mohyuddin, Warren Woessner, Maya Jewell Zeller, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Tony Hoagland introduces a portfolio of poems by Ken Hart.

Essay ("Where the Rivers Meet: A Note on William Jay Smith" by Henry Taylor.

Book reviews of: Domain of Perfect Affection by Robin Becker, Innocence by Jean Nordhaus, Hoops by Major Jackson, Darling Vulgarity by Michael Waters.
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Fall/Winter 2006
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Poems by Julie Agoos, Sandra M. Gilbert, Roger Sedarat, Virgil Suarez, Mary-Sherman Willis, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Alberto Rios introduces a portfolio of poems by Kyle Grant Wilson.

Essay ("Lament for the Makers or Why Metaphor Can't Save Your Life") by Jean Nordhaus.

Book reviews of: Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux, Declension in the Village of Chung Luong by Bruce Wiegel, Elegy for Toy Piano by Dean Young.
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Spring/Summer 2006
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Poems by Denise Duhamel, Patricia Fargnoli, Jeffrey Harrison, J.D. Schraffenberger, Sandy Solomon, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets": Michele Wolf introduces a portfolio of Amy Beeder's poems.

Essay ("Poetry: What I Want of It") by Merrill Leffler:

Book reviews of: Belongings by Sandra M. Gilbert, Selected Poems by Peter Sirr, Dark Track by Julia Wendell, Women of America by Charlie Smith, Bellini in Istanbul by Lillias Bever.
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Fall/Winter 2005
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Poems by Tom Absher, Deborah Bogen, Juan J. Morales, Carl Phillips, Matthew Spireng, and others.

Book reviews of: The Insistence of Beauty by Stephen Dunn, Reliquaries by Eric Pankey, American Ghost Roses by Kevin Stein, Huge Haiku by David McAleavey, The Habits of Fire by Judith McCombs, Slender Grace by Rod Jellema, Selected Dreams from the Animal Kingdom by Judith Taylor.
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Spring/Summer 2005
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Poems by Annie Boutelle, Andrey Gritsman, Faisal Mohyuddin, Linda Pastan, Lee Rossi, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature: Jane Shore introduces a portfolio of poems by Nadell Fishman.

Book Reviews of: Saying the World by Peter Pereira, Peripheral Light by John Kinsella, Someone Else's Name by Joseph Harrison, Lives of Water by John Hoppenthaler, Consolation Miracle by Chad Davison, The Window Facing Winter by Gerry LaFemina.
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Poems by Jen Bryant, John Randolph Carter, Kelle Groom, Beth Martinelli, Jeff Worley, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature: David Wagoner introduces a portfolio of poems by Derek Sheffield.

Book reviews of: The Powers of Heaven and Earth by John Frederick Nims, Without an Alphabet, Without a Face by Saadi Youssef, Clumsy by Claire Bateman, The Orchard by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Granted by Mary Szybist.
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Spring/Summer 2004
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Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Gerry LaFemina, Eve Jones, Kathleen Spivack, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature: David Lehman introduces a portfolio of poems by Jay Leeming.

Book reviews of: Starry Messenger by George Keithley, Bend by Natasha Saje, Black Swan by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Even's Red Dress by Diane Lockward, The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn by Jean Nordhaus.
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Fall/Winter 2003
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Poems by Fleda Brown, Darin Ciccotelli, Ed Skoog, J.R. Solonche, Richard St. John, and others.

"Poets Introducing Poets" feature: Tony Hoagland introduces a portfolio of poems by Adrian Blevins.

Book reviews of: The Fall by Dennis Nurkse, Black Series by Laurie Sheck, Ovid at Fifteen by Christopher Bursk.
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