Apr/May 2016

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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)


Special Feature — Word Poems
Poems containing the words flowers, gloves, perpetual, and hinge.


Four Poems (Spotlight Runner-Up!)
Birds braid tree limbs
into fluency, while we flicker like old photographs
in the dwindling light.
Sharon Fagan McDermott


Two Poems
I like to think of him as a small boy, disassembling
the old phonograph his father gave him.
Erica Goss


On Innocence
his two hands with a life-time's worth
of mechanic work, dirt and hurt
Mark Magoon


as if a whisper
could pull the stars down
Simon Perchik


I was teaching her something I'd just
that moment learned myself
Chris Tannlund


I listen to pictures
voice their events
T. L. Cummings


At Childe Hassam's Table
She has fallen in love and must say so,
shows us flecks of goldfish
she almost failed to see
Marjorie Mir


Two Poems
If I climbed the tangerine steps—
three to the porch—you would paint me there
Nicole Borg


If only
Bob Bradshaw


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