Jul/Aug 2014

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Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words drown, summon, dissolve, envy.


Two Poems
That night and each one after, every girl
wears a tiny t-shirt and bouncy hair.
Mark Magoon


Three Poems (Spotlight Runner-Up!)
He lives alone. His explosion,
the austere and wondrous daylight fire
goes unclaimed
Gary Dop


Two Translations from the Bulgarian
What mattered most was written last:
I have loved, thank god!
Draga Dyulgerova, translated by Jascha Kessler


Eleven Poems on Wine in a Single Afternoon
Each sip a lecture
leading to the next
D. M. Jerman


Remember the geography
of names, the chain-link longitudes
Patrick Kindig


Hope Triolet
It's a five-gallon bucket of six-penny nails,
left out in the weather to fill up with rain
Danny Earl Simmons


Broken Chimes
Last week the breeze took two.
Shooting them
down with shrill cries.
RK Biswas


Ten Years Later
the Lake Michigan swell, raised
man-high by the same December
wind that cut its chill
David Oestreich


The Visitors
The moment she arrived,
skates rolled out of hibernation,
jump-ropes slithered down from shelves
Marjorie Mir


Two Poems
Say the hedge gets clipped, the ring whirs off the finger
and back to the jeweler, and all you know for certain
is that you don't know.
Robert Okaji


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