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Poetry

  • Traditions, Cookbooks & Sensuous Creations: An Interview with Liz Ahl 3

  • Liz Ahl Crows 7
  • Liz Ahl Four Birds on a Thursday 8
  • Liz Ahl The Last Grapefruit 12
  • Liz Ahl On The Locksmith’s Retirement 14
  • Liz Ahl Appetites 15
  • Liz Ahl When We Smoked 16
  • David Hopes To London with a Copy of Leaves of Grass 17
  • Steven Riel Reading a Well-Known Poet 20
  • Carol Westberg Vortex 21
  • Christine Brandel He Was White Rose 23
  • Margaret S. Mullins Shoulder to Shoulder 24
  • Sarah L. Webb Those Vacant Figures 25
  • Patrick O’Sullivan My Army Friend 26
  • David Hopes That Winter 28
  • Lois Marie Harrod “You Are Filming This Dead Bird?” 29
  • Ken Poyner Understanding 31
  • Heather Wyatt Her Mouth 32
  • Michele K. Johnson Easter Time 33
  • Mary Buchinger Aerialist in the Subway Car 34
  • Athena Dixon Kratos Among the Ashes 35
  • Jane Seitel Kaddish for a Rabbit 36
  • Karen Kelsay Portrait of a Floridian Woman 38
  • Steven Riel Chris Evert 40
  • Jay Sizemore Kentucky imaginings 42
  • Peter Kirn Poem for Ice Cream Sandwiches 43
  • John Goodhue Theology 44
  • Jane Seitel After The Bleeding Stops 45
  • R. Elena Prieto Sequence 47
  • Michael Hurley Elvis to God 48
  • Carol Westberg The Disruptive Power of Pigs 50
  • Miriam Sagan Titan Missile 51
  • Sarah Ghoshal He Told Me… 53
  • Greg Schmult Shadow 54
  • Kit Kennedy Excuse the Intrusion 55
  • Michael Hurley A Finding At Battleground Baptist 56
  • John Goodhue Land Mine 58
  • Kristin Abraham Boy, What a Butte! 60
  • R. Elena Prieto Unswept 61
  • Sandra Florence The Radiant City 62
  • Peter Kirn Poem for Thomas Jefferson 66
  • Cara Armstrong Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Christmas Eve, 1988 67
  • Patrick O’Sullivan Drinking and Driving 68
  • Kushal Poddar School Event 70
  • Athena Dixon Blood Orange 71
  • Melanie Tague Dear Mr. Webster 72
  • Cody Todd Graffiti Signatures: 73
  • Carol Alexander The Things We Cannot Say to Children 74
  • Darla Himeles Clementines 75
  • Dawn Coutu Off Season Amusement Park Ride 77
  • Steven Riel A Time for Us 79
  • John Goodhue An American Girl 81
  • Ken Poyner The Torturer 82
  • Athena Dixon Cutting Board 83
  • Kristin Abraham Our Hero, His Kit 85
  • Kristin Abraham A Volume for the Hero: How to Search the Soul and What He Might Find 86
  • Greg Schmult Obliterations 87
  • Lois Marie Harrod “What was, what is, meticulously/separated.” 89
  • Melanie Tague Avogadro 90
  • Carol Alexander Ouija Board 92
  • Pamela Miller Last Request 93

Artwork

  • Elizabeth Catanese Still There 13
  • Susan Yount Death 19
  • Christine Brandel White Rose 22
  • Richard Beban Merry-Go-Round 27
  • Richard Beban Bike Crossing 30
  • Millie Falcaro Cat Dog 39
  • Richard Beban Glove 49
  • Brandon Otto The Female Form 59
  • Richard Beban Fire Eater 69
  • Eleanor Leonne-Bennett Ride on Thunder 78
  • Chelsey Clammer Rugged 84
  • Millie Falcaro Winter 91
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