Poem Recommendations

POEMS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA (in posting order)

2018 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2017 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2018 POEMS

Paisley Rekdal, “Confessional,” Ninth Letter, collected in Imaginary Vessels, Copper Canyon Press

Joanna C. Valente, “The Afterlife Is a Room Full of Windows You Are Trying to Avoid,” Cotton Xenomorph

Victoria Chang, “Barbie Chang’s Mother Calls,” diode, collected in Barbie Chang, Copper Canyon Press

Mai Der Vang, “I Am the Whole Defense,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Afterland, Graywolf Press

Amy Dryansky, “I Meant Eyes But Wrote Yes,” Connotation Press

Tanya Olson, “Caught In A Trap: The Dead Redux,” The Pedestal, collected in Boyishly, YesYes Books

Adam Sol, “Suburban Pastoral,” collected in Crowd of Sounds, House of Anansi Press

Chen Chen, “Night Falls like a Button,” Poem-a-Day, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions

Mary Ruefle, “I Remember, I Remember,” Poetry

Eugenia Leigh, “Not a Warning, Not a Challenge, Not an Instruction Manual,” Muzzle,  collected in Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows, Four Way Books

James Tate, “Dear Reader,” collected in The Oblivion Ha-Ha, Carnegie-Mellon University Press

Tara Skurtu, “Coming and Going,” The Los Angeles Review, collected in The Amoeba Game, Eyewear Publishing

Patricia Smith, “That Chile Emmett in That Casket,” in Water~Stone Review, collected in Incendiary Art, TriQuarterly Books

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, “Circus Fire, 1944,” The Paris Review, collected in The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Persea Books

Sophie Klahr, “Say When,” PANK, collected in Meet Me Here at Dawn, YesYes Books

Kiki Petrosino, “Self-Portrait,” River Styx, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Rachel Mennies, “Early Winter, Before (II),” Waxwing

Rachel Loden, “Milhous as King of the Ghosts,” Spoon River Poetry Review, collected in Dick of the Dead, Ahsahta Press

Jim Daniels, “Hair on Fire,” The Alembic, collected in Street Calligraphy, Steel Toe Books

Sarah Howe, “Stray Dogs,” The Poetry Review, collected in Loop of Jade, Penguin

Gregory Lawless, “Dost,” Drunken Boat, collected in I Thought I Was New Here, BlazeVOX

Dave Snyder, “Acetylcholine: Lot and Sparrow,” Sentence

Maureen N. McLane, “Tips for Survival,” collected in Some Say, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Rodney Jones, “XLI (Mack, The Breaker),” Five Points, collected in Village Prodigies, Mariner Books

Reginald Shepherd, “Refrain,” Indiana Review, collected in Fata Morgana, University of Pittsburgh Press

Hayan Charara, “Terrorism,” Poetry

Josh Bell, Vince Neil Accompanies Josh to Luncheon w/ Scholars, Poets, and Others—Gets Cell-Phone Number of Grad. Student Sitting at Far End of Table—Orders Cheeseburger, No Tomato—Borrows Josh’s Cell Phone—Calls Grad. Student Sitting at Far End of Table,” The Manchester Review, collected in Alamo Theory, Copper Canyon Press

Stephanie Burt, “Electrical Flora,” collected in Advice from the Lights, Graywolf Press

Emilia Phillips, “If You Can’t See My Mirrors I Can’t See You,” Tinderbox

Aleda Shirley, “Right as Rain,” Crazyhorse, collected in Long Distance, Miami University Press

Kristen Case, “A Crown for Whatever Has Fallen,” boaat

Nickole Brown, “The Dead,” Cave Wall, collected in The Best American Poetry 2017, Scribner

Jennie Malboeuf, “The Leonids,” The Cortland Review

Sandra Newman, “1 Fave = 1 Fact About Myself That Is of Interest Only To Myself: Everything Gold Can Stay

Maureen Seaton, “Latitudes,” Waxwing

Beth Ann Fennelly, “Safety Scissors”; “The Visitation”; “When They Grow Up”; “What I Think About When Someone Uses ‘Pussy’ as a Synonym for ‘Weak’; collected in Heating & Cooling, Norton

Nicole Sealey, “Legendary,” Callaloo, collected in Ordinary Beast, HarperCollins

Michael Earl Craig, “April,” collected in Yes, Master, Fence Books

Belle Waring, “Use the Following Construction in a Sentence,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Dark Blonde, Sarabande Books

David Kirby, “Ode to Lists,” Upstreet, collected in Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press

Sarah Green, Seeing His New Girlfriend at the Coat Check,” collected in Earth Science, 421 Atlanta

Rachel McKibbens, “the ghost’s daughter speaks: white elephant,” collected in blud, Copper Canyon Press

Mary Biddinger, “Risk Management Memo: The Service Industry & You,” Banango Street, collected in Small Enterprise, Black Lawrence Press

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Renting an Apartment,” collected in Instructions for Building a Wind Chime, Poetry Society of America

Kateri Lanthier, “Valentine’s Day,” collected in Siren, Véhicule Press

Camille Guthrie, “During the Middle Ages,” The Iowa Review

Diane Seuss, “[I floated I flew I fell to earth to learn the pleasures of the lowdown],” Waxwing

Kendra DeColo, “Love Poem in the Style of Jordan’s Furniture,” Waxwing

Arielle Greenberg, “Ord,” collected in Locally Made Panties, Ricochet Editions

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Three Poems,” Vinyl

Marta Balcewicz, “Natasha Writes Back,” AGNI

Traci Brimhall, “In Which the Chorus Sees an Incomplete Vision of the Future,” The Believer, collected in Saudade, Copper Canyon

Laura Kasischke, “The Bad Teacher,” The New Republic, collected in Lilies Without, Ausable Press

Paul-Victor Winters, “Eva Braun,” Spider Mirror

Kristin Bock, “On the Day of Your Wedding,” Ghost Town

Elizabeth Alexander, “The female seer will burn upon this pyre,” collected in Antebellum Dream Book, Graywolf Press

Deborah Landau, “All Else Fails,” The Awl, collected in The Last Usable Hour, Copper Canyon Press

Catherine Bowman, “The Stall,” collected in Can I Finish, Please?, Four Way Books

Karyna McGlynn, “Eyebrows,” collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Alison Stine, “Service,” Thrush

Adrian Matejka, “Collectable Blacks,” Copper Nickel, collected in Map to the Stars, Penguin

Erin Belieu, “How We Count in the South,” collected in Slant Six, Copper Canyon Press

Martha Silano, “The Untied States of America,” Verse Daily, collected in Reckless Lovely, Saturnalia Books

Kim Addonizio, “Introduction to Poetry,” Five Points, collected in Lucifer at the Starlite, W.W. Norton

April Bernard, “When I Was Thirteen, I Saw Uncle Vanya,” Little Star, collected in Brawl & Jag, W.W. Norton

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “Tongues of Fire,” Wascana Review, collected in Heaven, University Press of New England

Marni Ludwig, “Ceremony for a Sphere,” collected in Pinwheel, New Issues Press

Analicio Sotelo, “Summer Barbecue with Two Men,” Waxwing, collected in Virgin, Milkweed Editions

William Matthews, “Living among the Dead,” collected in Search Party, Mariner Books

Stephanie Burt, “My 1986,” collected in Advice from the Lights, Graywolf

Lynn Melnick, “Poem to Remind My Heart to Beat,” Phantom, collected in Landscape with Sex and Violence, YesYes Books

cassandra de alba, “the deer become piñatas,” collected in habitats, Horse Less Press

Bob Hicok, “Friendship (Half Hitch),” collected in Sex & Love &, Copper Canyon Press

Hera Lindsay Bird, “Lost Scrolls,” collected in Hera Lindsay Bird, Victoria University Press

Nicholas Christopher, “Confessio Amantis,” collected in In the Year of the Comet, Alfred A. Knopf

Fred Marchant, “Malebolge,” collected in The Tipping Point, The Word Works

Kathryn Nuernberger, “The Real Thing,” The Gettysburg Review

Julia Story, “Julie the Astonishing (How She Discovered Christ Was a Metaphor),” Tinderbox

Alexander Long, “Meditation on a Suicide,” The Prose Poem: An International Journal, collected in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry, Rose Metal Press

Joshua Bennett, “In Defense of DMX,” collected in The Sobbing School, Penguin

Natalie Shapero, “The Obligatory Making of Amends,” Pinwheel, collected in Hard Child, Copper Canyon

Sara Wainscott, “Four Poems,” collected in Queen of the Moon: Sevenlings, Dancing Girl Press

Marcus Wicker, “Conjecture on the Stained Glass Image of White Christ at Ebenezer Baptist Church,” Poetry, collected in Silencer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Landon Godfrey, “A Single Clap of Thunder Can Quite Literally Frighten a Shrew to Death,” Chelsea, collected in Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, Cider Press

Lisa Dordal, “Survival,” Cave Wall, collected in Mosaic of the Dark, Black Lawrence Press

Major Jackson, “The Flâneur Tends a Well-Liked Summer Cocktail,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in The Best American Poetry 2017, Scribner

Bianca Stone, “Blue Jays,” collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Zach Savich, “A Smear of Paint to Test the Paper,” collected in Day Bed, Black Ocean

Sarah Blake, “The Week Kanye Joined Twitter,” Fleeting Magazine, collected in Mr. West, Wesleyan University Press

David Rivard, ”This,” Green Mountains Review, collected in Standoff, Graywolf

Jason Phoebe Rusch, “Dearly Beloved, Abomination,” BOAAT

Rebecca Black, “Coda,” Blackbird

Gregory Orr, “Three Dark Proverb Sonnets,” Mississippi Review, collected in The Best American Poetry 2017, Scribner

Shauna Barbosa, “Welcome Back,” collected in Cape Verdean Blues, University of Pittsburgh Press

Raymond McDaniel, “Destiny and Mystique,” collected in The Cataracts, Coffee House Press

Kerri Webster, “The Spinster Project,” BOAAT, collected in The Trailhead, Wesleyan University Press

Amanda Cook, “We are nearly rioting here…” collected in Ironstone Whirlygig, Bootstrap Press

Sandra Beasley, “Theories of Non-Violence,” Foursquare, collected in Theories of Falling, New Issues Press

Erica Wright, “Admitted: There Are Tractors in This Hallucination,” Ping-Pong, collected in All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, Black Lawrence Press

Adrian Blevins, “Brief Essay on Self-Contempt in the Key of ‘S,’Cimarron Review, collected in Appalachians Run Amok, Two Sylvias Press

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Pronouncing My Name,” collected in Instructions for Building a Wind Chime, Poetry Society of America

Victoria Chang, “The Doctor Says Hospice,” collected in Barbie Chang, Copper Canyon Press

Kevin Prufer, “In the Wheat Field,” collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Paisley Rekdal, “Self-Portrait as Mae West One-Liner,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Imaginary Vessels, Copper Canyon Press

Chen Chen, “Didier et Zizou,” jmww, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA

Mary Ruefle, “Emily Dickinson had an amazing imagination…,” collected in On Imagination, Sarabande Books

Joanna C. Valente, “Body Within Body,” Pouch

Wendy C. Ortiz, Selections from Bruja, Civil Coping Mechanisms

John Gallaher, “All is Love,” The Rumpus, collected in The Future of Love, Salt Hill

Kiki Petrosino, “Nocturne,” Memorious, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

B.K.  Fischer, “Our Lady of the Prom,” collected in Radioapocrypha, Ohio State University Press

Michael Mercurio, “Monster,” Crab Creek Review

Rebecca Morgan Frank, “Crawfish Chorus,” The Gulf Stream, collected in Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Rachel Loden, “Lapland Not Actually the Country of Lesbians,” Zoland Poetry, collected in Dick of the Dead, Ahsahta Press

Jim Daniels, “FOE: Forwarding Order Expired,” collected in Rowing Inland, Wayne State University Press

Paul Guest, “On Being Asked Who the You Is in My Poems,” Blue Mesa Review, collected in Notes for My Body Double, University of Nebraska Press

Matthew Zapruder, “Luna My Captive,” Poem-a-Day

Gregory Lawless, “Scranton Considers Reviving the Coal Industry,” collected in Far Away, Red Mountain Press

Justin Bigos, “Twenty Thousand Pigeons,” iO, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Chris Tonelli, Three Poems, collected in Whatever Stasis, Barrelhouse Books

Ed Pavlić, “Scire Facias: Dr Tchicai, Alias, ER from Beneath Beyond,” collected in Live at the Bitter End, Saturnalia Books

Emilia Phillips, “Love Em and Leave Em Fast,” Tinderbox

Susan Lewis, “Another Dream of Beginnings,” Conjunctions

David Daniel, “Rock and Roll,” collected in Ornaments, University of Pittsburgh Press

Sumita Chakraborty, “Essay on Joy,” The Rumpus

William Trowbridge, “In Memoriam: Omaha Tech,” New Letters, collected in Put This On, Please, Red Hen Press

Maureen Seaton, “Infidel,” collected in Fisher, Black Lawrence Press

Cindy King, “Prelude and Seating of the Mothers,” River Styx

David Wojahn, “Concerning Pan,” Blackbird, collected in For the Scribe, University of Pittsburgh Press

Joe Pan, Four Poems, collected in Hiccups, Augury Books

David Kirby, “The Juniper Tree,” The Cortland Review, collected in Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press

Danielle Pafunda,Where do you keep your trick…” collected in The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, Bloof Books

Nin Andrews, “The orgasm wants to open a Twitter account,” Plume, collected in Our Lady of the Orgasm, MadHat Press

Rachel Mennies, “The Glimmering Creature,” Waxwing

Reginald Shepherd, “Until She Returns,” Massachusetts Review, collected in Some Are Drowning, University of Pittsburgh Press

Sophie Klahr, “Slant,” The Rumpus, collected in Meet Me Here at Dawn, YesYes Books

Ali Power, “The Lawn is a Social Construct,” collected in The Lawn is a Social Construct, Sixth Finch Books

Sarah Green, “Insect,” collected in Earth Science, 421 Atlanta

Danielle Deulen, “First Wife,” Fleeting Magazine, collected in Lovely Asunder, University of Arkansas Press

Kendra DeColo, “I am Thinking About the Movie Con Air,” Waxwing

Erika L Sánchez, “The Loop,” Anti-, collected in Lessons on Expulsion, Graywolf Press

Virginia Konchan, “Dolores Haze Disappears in a Kidney-Shaped Pool,” Sixth Finch, collected in The End of Spectacle, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Diane Seuss, “Bowl,” Michigan Quarterly Review

Catherine Pierce, “Fire Blight,” FIELD, collected in The Girls of Peculiar, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “Risk Management Memo: Member Appreciation,” Thrush, collected in Small Enterprise, Black Lawrence Press

Marc McKee, “Memory is a Disease of Animals,” The Journal, collected in Consolationeer, Black Lawrence Press

George David Clark, “‪The Bride’s Warm Breast in Her Groom’s Warm Hand,” The Cincinnati Review

Lynda Hull, “The Window,” Blackbird, collected in The Only World, HarperCollins

Beth Ann Fennelly, “Poem Not to Be Read at Your Wedding,” collected in Open House, W.W. Norton & Company

Meghan Privitello, “The Encyclopedia of Sexual Positions with God,” Waxwing

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, “Four Long Years at Court,” The Rumpus, collected in Rocket Fantastic, Persea Books

Heather Christle, “New Story,” Fence

Erin Belieu, “I Heart Your Dog’s Head,” collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Laura Kasischke, “Welcome Wagon,” collected in Lilies Without, Ausable Press

Traci Brimhall, “A Camera Crew Films a Telenovela Based on the Miracles at Puraquequara,” The Believer, collected in Saudade, Copper Canyon

Rachel Zucker, “There Are Two Magics,” Poem-a-Day

Nicole Sealey, “A Violence,” The New Yorker, collected in Ordinary Beast, HarperCollins Publishers

Kristin Bock, “Notes from the Boat Docks,” Gulf Coast, collected in Cloisters, Tupelo Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Zodiac,” collected in The Venus Hottentot, Graywolf Press

Cindy Hunter Morgan, “Philadelphia, 1893,” collected in Harborless, Wayne State University Press

Rodney Jones, “Feelings, by Ashley Higgins,” New Ohio Review, collected in Imaginary Logic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Eduardo C. Corral, “Self-Portrait with Tumbling and Lasso,” collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

James Grinwis, “Night of a Gazillion Squirrels,” Arcturus

Deborah Landau, “Someone,” collected in The Last Usable Hour, Copper Canyon Press

Victoria Chang, “Obit (Hope),” Blackbird

Karyna McGlynn, “Rich Girl Camp Revenge Fantasy,” Black Warrior Review, collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Traci Brimhall, “Dear Eros,” Virginia Quarterly Review

Martha Silano, “Saint Catherine of Siena,” Southern Humanities Review, collected in Reckless Lovely, Saturnalia Books

Kim Addonizio, “Pareidolia,” Los Angeles Review, collected in Mortal Trash, W.W. Norton & Company

Fritz Ward, “Born,” Fogged Clarity

Charles Nutter Peck, “The Radio Show,” Booth

Samiya Bashir, “John Henry’s First Real Swing,” collected in Field Theories, Nightboat Books

Adrian Matejka, “Trumpets Up in Here,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Map to the Stars, Penguin Books

M’Bilia Meekers, “Geography of a Bad American,” The Rumpus

Diane Seuss, “Self-Portrait With Emily Dickinson (Rebirth of Mourning),” The New York Times Magazine

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “Outside,” The American Poetry Journal

Jennifer Chang, “About Trees,” Orion, collected in Some Say the Lark, Alice James Books

Donald Hall, “The Town of Hill,” collected in The Town of Hill, David R. Godine

April Bernard, “Not from the Italian,” Epiphany, collected in Brawl & Jag, W.W. Norton & Company

Marni Ludwig, “Cigar Box,” Assembly, collected in Pinwheel, New Issues Press

Analicia Sotelo, “Do You Speak Virgin?,” The Collagist, collected in The Virgin, Milkweed Editions

Stephanie Burt, “My 1987,” collected in Advice from the Lights, Graywolf Press

Natalie Diaz, “From the Desire Field,” Poem-a-Day

Cassandra de Alba, “the deer become stoners,” Drunk in a Midnight Choir, collected in habitats, Horse Less Press

Bob Hicok, “Why We Must Support PBS,” FIELD, collected in Sex & Love &, Copper Canyon Press

Hera Lindsay Bird, “The Ex-Girlfriends Are Back From the Wilderness,” The Spin-Off, collected in Hera Lindsay Bird, Penguin UK

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Float, Cleave,” The Journal, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, Ohio State University Press

John Hodgen, “Hamlet Texts Guildenstern about Playing Upon the Pipe,” The Antioch Review, collected in The Best American Poetry 2017, Scribner

Nicholas Christopher, “Heat,” The New Yorker, collected in On Tour with Rita, Alfred A. Knopf

Lloyd Schwartz, “Mental Cases,” The Massachusetts Review, collected in These People, Wesleyan University

Diana Adams, “Crustacean,” The Laurel Review

Bianca Stone, “Emily Dickinson,” The Brooklyn Rail, collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

J.D. Scrimgeour, “Their Favorite Author,” collected in The Last Miles, Fine Tooth Press

Sara Wainscott, “There’s no way this can end well,” Grimoire

Natalie Shapero, “You Look Like I Feel,” Poetry, collected in Hard Child, Copper Canyon Press

Karyna McGlynn, “How to Talk the Manic Away,” The Best American Poetry Blog

Sarah Blake, “Mouths at the Party,” Storyscape, collected in Let’s Not Live on Earth, Wesleyan University Press

Dan Chiasson, “My Ravine,” The New Yorker, collected in The Afterlife of Objects, The University of Chicago Press

Bruce Beasley, “Disorientation Psalm: Tohu Bohu,” Poetry Northwest, collected in All Soul Parts Returned, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Marcus Wicker, “In My 31st Year,” Boston Review, collected in Silencer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Christine Gosnay, “Some Requirements,” collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Randall Mann, “RSVP,” 32 Poems

Fred Marchant, “Wartime,” AGNI, collected in The Tipping Point, The Word Works

Bernadette Mayer, “To Have No,” collected in Works & Days, New Directions

Joshua Bennett, “Love Poem Ending With Typewriters,” collected in The Sobbing School, Penguin Books

Landon Godfrey, “Housework,” collected in Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, Cider Press

Kevin Prufer, “Chandler Brossard,” New Ohio Review, collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Zach Savich, “[If the dead have preferences…],” Under a Warm Green Linden, collected in Day Bed, Black Ocean

David Rivard, “Kid Charlemagne,” collected in Standoff, Graywolf Press

Evie Shockley, “lotto motto,” Boston Review, collected in semiautomatic, Wesleyan University Press

Shauna Barbosa, “Strology Cancer,” collected in Cape Verdean Blues, University of Pittsburgh Press

Rebecca Black, “The Library,” Meridian

Bradley K. Meyer, “’I’m Never Drinking Again for Two Days’ —D. Wagner,” decomP

Kerri Webster, “Vanitas,” Grimoire, collected in The Trailhead, Wesleyan University Press

Patrick Donnelly, “Angel’s Trumpet,” collected in The Charge, Ausable Press

Amanda Cook, “After the conversation tonight…,” collected in Ironstone Whirlygig, Bootstrap Press

Solmaz Sharif, “Look,” PEN Poetry Series, collected in Look, Graywolf Press

Erica Wright, “Festival Circuit,” Dialogist, collected in All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, Black Lawrence Press

Sandra Beasley, “In Which I Fail, Again, to be Vestal,” collected in Theories of Falling, New Issues Press

Adrian Blevins, “Swimming Hole,” collected in Appalachians Run Amok, Two Sylvias Press

Dorothea Lasky, “Why I Hate The Internet,” The Brooklyn Rail, collected in Milk, Wave Books

Sabrina Orah Mark, “The Oldest Animal Writes a Letter Home,” diode, collected in Tsim Tsum, Saturnalia Books

Chen Chen, “Kafka’s Axe & Michael’s Vest,” Narrative Northeast, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions, Ltd

Monica Hand, “DiVida I am’s,” collected in DiVida, Alice James Books

G.C. Waldrep, “The Resurrection: Sweden,” New England Review, collected in Disclamor, BOA Editions

Mary Ruefle, “What irks me…,” collected in On Imagination, Sarabande Books

Teddy Macker, “Teddy Agonistes,” New Ohio Review

B.K. Fischer, “Our Lady of Cinderblock,” collected in Radioapocrypha, Ohio State University Press

Tracey Knapp, “Trust Me,” 236

Lisa Olstein, “Despair Fire,” collected in Late Empire, Copper Canyon Press

Paul Guest, “Audio Commentary Track 1,” collected in My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge, HarperCollins

Gregory Lawless, “Scranton Prayer,” Stride, collected in I Thought I Was New Here, BlazeVOX Books

Camille Guthrie, “Virgil, Hey,” The New Republic

Katharine Rauk, “History,” 32 Poems

Melissa Stein, “BlessingsNarrative, collected in Terrible Blooms, Copper Canyon Press

Jim Daniels, “Still Lives in Detroit: #1, Rome Street,” Carnegie-Mellon Magazine, collected in Places/Everyone, The University of Wisconsin Press

Rachel Loden, “The Death of Checkers,” New American Writing, collected in Hotel Imperium, University of Georgia Press

Justin Bigos, “Portrait of My Father as John Clare: ’Common Loon’s Nest,’” Forklift, Ohio, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Chris Tonelli, “Three Poems,” collected in Whatever Stasis, Barrelhouse Books

Emilia Phillips, “A Western,” Green Mountains Review

Hadara Bar-Nadav, “Pill,” collected in The New Nudity, Saturnalia Books

Ed Pavlić, “Amicus Brief: Friends Who Know Don’t Ask   Anyone Who Asks Doesn’t Really Want to Know Anyone Who Knows,” The Cortland Review, collected in Live at the Bitter End, Saturnalia Books

William Trowbridge, “Bad,” collected in collected in Put This On, Please, Red Hen Press

Brock Jones, “The Less We Know,” collected in Cenotaph, University of Arkansas Press

Anna Lea Jancewicz, “Marriage,” matchbook

Brad Trumpfheller, “Catalog of Divine Encounters in Mobile County, Alabama,” The Adroit Journal

Cindy E. King, “Real Housewife Goes Home,” Bat City Review

Rebecca Hazelton, “Personal Affect,” Tupelo Quarterly

Maureen Seaton, “Yonkers,” collected in Fisher, Black Lawrence Press

Elise Paschen, “Bat House,” The Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in The Nightlife, Red Hen Press

Wendy Xu, “We Are Both Sure to Die,” Red Lightbulbs, collected in You Are Not Dead, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Stevie Edwards, “Harm’s Way,” Underblong

Virginia Konchan, “Zsa Zsa Gabor Learns to Read,” Rhino, collected in The End of Spectacle, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Katie Schmid, “After the Hospital,” decomP

Maggie Smith, “Heart,” Tinderbox, collected in Good Bones, Tupelo Press

Kendra DeColo, “Rodney Dangerfield’s Ex Writes Him a Letter,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Heather Christle, “What Is Amazing,” BOMB, collected in What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press

Kathleen Graber, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” Arts & Letters, collected in Correspondence, Saturnalia Books

Diane Seuss, “On what day you think Jesus was actually born he asks,” Waxwing

Mary Biddinger, “Saint Monica and the Devil’s Place,” New Ohio Review, collected in Saint Monica, Black Lawrence Press

Catherine Pierce, “The women from the ’70s are beautiful,” Court Green, collected in The Girls of Peculiar, Saturnalia Books

Mary Szybist, “Girls Overheard While Assembling a Puzzle,” Kenyon Review, collected in Incarnadine, Graywolf Press

Jenny Johnson, “Dappled Things (Our days are charged by so much nature),” The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, collected in In Full Velvet, Sarabande Books

Lynda Hull, “Ornithology,” Ploughshares, collected in Collected Poems, Graywolf Press

Meghan Privitello, “Day 6,” Drunk in a Midnight Choir, collected in Notes on the End of the World, Black Lawrence Press

Connie Voisine, “Via Dolorosa,” Shadowgraph Quarterly, collected in And God Created Woman, Bull City Press

Nancy Reddy, “Girl Chooses Flight,” Connotation Press, collected in Acadiana, Black Lawrence Press

Erin Belieu, “Loser Bait,” Poetry

Kelly Jean Egan, “In the Dream You Have Babies Now,” The Laurel Review

Laura Kasischke, “Hag,” collected in Lilies Without, Copper Canyon Press

Nicole Sealey, “Medical History,” The Account, collected in Ordinary Beast, HarperCollins Publishers

Kristin Bock, “Scarecrow,” The Cream City Review, collected in Cloisters, Tupelo Press

Beth Ann Fennelly, “Reduced Sentences,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Heating and Cooling, W.W. Norton & Company

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, “Last Aerogramme to You, with Lizard,” New England Review, collected in At the Drive-In Volcano, Tupelo Press

Traci Brimhall, “In Which the Chorus Acts Out What May Be a Love Story,” collected in Saudade, Copper Canyon Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Hostage,” Fence, collected in Antebellum Dream Book, Graywolf Press

David Daniel, “Crash,” collected in Ornaments, University of Pittsburgh Press

Joe Hall, “Someone’s Utopia: Love as Refusal,” Bat City Review, collected in Someone’s Utopia, Black Ocean

sam sax, “#Mania,” The Southern Review, collected in madness, Penguin Books

Michael Snediker, “Roderick Hudson / Callery Pear,” collected in The New York Editions, Fordham University Press

Joanna Penn Cooper, “When We Were Fearsome,” Poem-a-Day, collected in When We Were Fearsome, Ethel

Catherine Barnett, “Prayer for the Lost Among Us,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin (I lock you in an American sonnet),” Poetry, collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

GennaRose Nethercott, “Lumberjack clutches the absent space…,” The Lumberjack’s Dove, HarperCollins

Kyle Dargan, “Separating,” collected in Anagnorisis, Northwestern University Press

Alicia Jo Rabins, “How to Graduate,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Divinity School, The American Poetry Review

Kristin Chang, “Girl on Girl on Fire,” The Adroit Journal

Michael Martone, “Key Notes: Reliquary,” collected in Brooding, University of Georgia Press

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, “Running Orders,” Vox Populi, collected in Water & Salt, Red Hen Press

Roger Mitchell, “Dunst,” Wabash Watershed, collected in Reason’s Dream, Dos Madres Press

Victoria Redel, “Problem,” Epoch, collected in Swoon, The University of Chicago Press

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Punctuating the Living,” Waxwing

David Kirby, “Catholic Teenager from Hell Goes to Italy,” The Ledge, collected in The House of Blue Light, Louisiana State University

Jos Charles, “Private Access Network,” collected in Safe Space, Ahsahta Press

Rosa Alcalá, “Central Casting,” collected in Undocumentaries, Shearsman Books

Khadijah Queen, “Montell Jordan came to the drive-thru,” collected in I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, YesYes Books

Rodney Jones, “The Moons: Notes on the Formation of Self,” Five Points, collected in Imaginary Logic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Reginald Shepherd, “Orion,” Prairie Schooner, collected in Angel, Interrupted, The University of Pittsburgh Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “My Hands Are My Heart: Two-Part Cibachrome Print: Gabriel Orozco: 1991,” Salt Hill, collected in Slow Lighting, Yale University Press

Deborah Landau, “The Silence Will Be Sudden Then Last,” Poetry

Victoria Chang, “The Boss is Not Poetic,” collected in The Boss, McSweeney’s

Mitchell L. H. Douglas, “(In Medias) Res,” collected in dying in the scarecrow’s arms, Persea Books

Erika Meitner, “HolyMolyLand,” Fourth Genre, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Karyna McGlynn, “I Can’t Stop Being Performative,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Kim Addonizio, “This Poem is in Recovery,” The American Poetry Review, collected in What Is This Thing Called Love, W. W. Norton & Company

Eduardo Martinez-Leyva, “I Never Wanted to Speak,” collected in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, Nightboat Books

Stephanie Burt, “Self-Portrait as Kitty Pryde,” Free Verse, collected in Parallel Play, Graywolf Press

Peter Everwine, “From the Meadow,” collected in From the Meadow, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “The Last of All Suppers,” collected in Heaven, University Press of New England

Lauren Sanderson, “The Fall,” The Adroit Journal

Jennifer Chang, “Again a Solstice,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Some Say the Lark, Alice James Books

Duy Doan, “You,” Amethyst Arsenic, collected in We Play a Game, Yale University Press

Silvia Curbelo, “Garden Party,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Falling Landscape, Anhinga Press

April Bernard, “Wheeling,” The New Republic, collected in Brawl & Jag, W. W. Norton & Company

Joe Fletcher, “Palmdale Area,” collected in The Hatch, Brooklyn Arts Press

Hadara Bar-Nadav, “Lullaby (with Exit Sign),” collected in Lullaby (with Exit Sign), Saturnalia Books

Terri Witek, “Bonnard on Painting Marthe Bathing,” Pierian Springs, collected in Carnal World, Story Line Press

Javier Zamora, “Nocturne,” Poetry, collected in Unaccompanied, Copper Canyon Press

Marni Ludwig, “Refrigerator,” collected in Pinwheel, New Issues Press

Camille Rankine, “After the Fire, I Ask Myself,” collected in Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Copper Canyon Press

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, “Hammond B3 Organ Cistern,” The New Yorker

Joyelle McSweeney, “Simon the Good,” Poem-a-Day

Randall Mann, “Long Beach,” On the Seawall

Kai Carlson-Wee, “The Fog and the Sound,” The Lumberyard, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Quan Barry, “loose strife (‘Listen closely as I sing this’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kevin Young, “Money Road,” The New Yorker, collected in Brown, Alfred A. Knopf

Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan, “End of Adolescence,” collected in Bear, Diamonds and Crane, Four Way Books

Analicia Sotelo, “South Texas Persephone,” Missouri Review, collected in Virgin, Milkweed Editions

Julia Story, “With the Time She Had Left,” Tupelo Quarterly

Wyn Cooper, “Sling,” collected in Chaos is the New Calm, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Bob Hicok, “A visit to my pantheon reveals a hole in the sky,” collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Cassandra de Alba, “the new fashion,” Smoking Glue Gun, collected in habitats, Horse Less Press

Megan Fernandes, “Conversion,” The Adroit Journal

Dana Curtis, “The Unchosen Twin,” collected in The Body’s Response to Famine, Pavement Saw Press

Matthew Dickman, “Minimum Wage,” collected in Wonderland, W.W. Norton & Company

Libby Burton, “First World,” Meridian, collected in Soft Volcano, Saturnalia Books

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Ichthyphobia,” Cream City Review, collected in Rag & Bone, Elixir Press

Bianca Stone, “Retreating Knights and Riderless Horses, or Poem with Another Poem Halfway Through It,” collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Ben Purkert, “Today is Work,” collected in For Love of Endings, Four Way Books

Anna Moschovakis, “In Search of Wealth (Tom Cruise has been dubbed the Christ),” collected in You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, Coffee House Press

Eve L. Ewing, “montage in a car.,” collected in Electric Arches, Haymarket Books

Natalie Shapero, “Arranged Hours,” The Offending Adam, collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Dan Chiasson, “Vital Signs,” Society, collected in Bicentennial, Alfred A. Knopf

Sarah Blake, “Suicide Prevention,” Slice, collected in Let’s Not Live on Earth, Wesleyan University Press

Adam Day, “Cobalt Noso,” Posit

Erin Hoover, “Anticonfessional,” Narrative, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Joshua Bennett, “On Flesh,” Blackbird, collected in The Sobbing School, Penguin Books

Christine Gosnay, “Prescription,” collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Of Yalta,” The Georgia Review, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Fatimah Asghar, “Playroom,” Gulf Coast, collected in If They Come for Us, One World

Amorak Huey, “Dad Jokes,” Gulf Coast

Carlina Duan, “Your Mom Tells You To Stop Writing About Race,” Tinderbox, collected in I Wore My Blackest Hair, Little A

Kathy Fagan, “Misfortune Cookies,” collected in The Charm, Zoo Press

Katherine Larson, “Almost a Figure,” Poetry, collected in Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

Barbara Hamby, “Raskolnikov Rates the Plays,” Waccamaw, collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Chen Chen, “In the City,” Poem-A-Day, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions, Ltd

Mary Ruefle, “Maria and the Halls of the Perish,” Bennington Review

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Fragments of a Dissected Word,” collected in Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, White Pine Press

Oni Buchanan, “Text Message,” collected in Spring, University of Illinois Press

Solmaz Sharif, “The Master’s House,” Poetry

Forrest Gander, “Deadout,” collected in Be With, New Directions

Julian Randall, “Wasn’t the Minotaur Buried Horns First: Vulnerability and Identity in the Mythic Body,” the Shade Journal, collected in Refuse, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Afterlife,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Kevin Prufer, “The Old Poets,” collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Anne Carson, “Irony Is Not Enough: Essay on My Life as Catherine Deneuve,” Seneca Review

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2017 POEMS

Eduardo C. Corral, “To the Angelbeast,” in Poetry, collected in Slow LightningYale

Emilia Phillips, “Age of Beauty,” Poem-a-Day

Sam Cha, “Essay on Terry Pratchett (A Corollary),” in Boston Review

John Gallaher, “Space Chimp Lives!” in boaat

Sophie Klahr, “Arrivals,” collected in Meet Me Here at DawnYes Yes

Anne Cecelia Holmes, “Frantic in the present…” collected in Dead YearSixth Finch

Natalie Diaz, “Manhattan is a Lenape Word,” in Lenny

Shari Caplan, “Clementines,” collected in Advice from a SirenDancing Girl

Anne Boyer, “But I had been striking against…” collected in Garments Against WomenAhsahta

Joanna Penn Cooper, “The Dog and Cat Circus

Jedediah Berry, “The telephone rings…” collected in The Family ArcanaNinepin

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Making Salsa Verde,” Noble / Gas Qtrly, collected in Instructions for Building a Wind ChimePoetry Society of America

Danniel Schoonebeek, “C’est La Guerre,” Poem-a-Day

Sandra Beasley, “The Parade,” in Blackbird, , collected in I Was the JukeboxNorton

Zach Savich, “Or with Steve on a slow sweaty train…” collected in Diving Makes the Water DeepRescue Press

Bob Hicok, “Elections Have Consequences and Confetti on One Side, not the Other,” in diode

Jeffrey Allen, “An Obituary,” in The Laurel Review

Tommy Pico, “Being sprayed on like roaches…” collected in IRLBirds

Emilia Phillips, “No children exist after midnight…” collected in Beneath the Ice Fish Like Souls Look AlikeBull City

Gregory Lawless, “The President’s Dreams,” collected in I Thought I Was New HereBlazeVOX

Matthew Minicucci, “What We’re Talking About Here,” in Kenyon Review, collected in TranslationKent State

George David Clark, “White Noise,” Poem of the Week, collected in ReveilleUniversity of Arkansas

Dana Levin, “Banana Palace,” in Poetry, collected in Banana PalaceCopper Canyon

John Gallaher, “Love is a Place from Which You Return,” in decomP

Rio Machete Cortez, “Self-Portrait in a Tanning Bed,” in Poets House, collected in I have learned to define a field as a space between mountainsJai-Alai Books

Danielle Cadena Deulen, “On the Uncertainty of Our Judgment,” collected in Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond UsBarrow Street

Valerie Hsiung, “I was the show-off…” collected in incantation inarticulateO Balthazar

Valerie Duff, “Tell You,” collected in To the New WorldSalmon Poetry

Mark Doty, “Tiara,” collected in Poets for Life: Seventy-Six Poets Respond to AIDSPersea

Allison Benis White, “As if death was a place…” collected in Please Bury Me in ThisFour Way

Natalie Shapero, “Mostly I Don’t Want to Have a Son—” in Typo, collected in Hard ChildCopper Canyon

Laura Mullen, “Read,” collected in Complicated GriefSolid Objects

Amelia Martens, “In the First World,” collected in The Spoons In the Grass Are There to Dig a MoatSarabande

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Learning a Foreign Language,” collected in Instructions for Building a Wind ChimePoetry Society of America

Zach Savich, “My course on the Literature of Longing…” collected in Diving Makes the Water DeepRescue Press

Adam Sol, “Note Found in a Copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” collected in ComplicityMcClelland & Stewart

Fred Marchant, “Ard Na Mara,” in Post Road Magazine, collected in The Looking HouseGraywolf

Rebecca Hazelton, “[I gave myself to Him—]” in Pleiades, collected in Fair CopyOhio State

Lucia Perillo, “Inseminator Man,” collected in The Body MutiniesPurdue University

Karyna McGlynn, “Amanda Hopper’s House,” collected in I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl, Sarabande

Brian Kim Stefans, “The Future is One of Place,” in Poetry

Susan Harper Slaviero, “Mechanized Bride,” collected in CyborgiaMayapple

Sara Jane Stoner, “Evolutionary Pleasures,” collected in Experience in the Medium of DestructionPortable Press at Yo-Yo Labs

Monica Youn, “Exhibition of the Hanged Man,” in The Paris Review, collected in BlackacreGraywolf

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Slow Crescendo,What is a Domicile, Noctuary Press

Cynthia Cruz, “Breaking Glass,” collected in The Glimmering RoomFour Way

Gregory Lawless, “What Fire was That,” in Drunken Boat, collected in I Thought I Was New HereBlazeVOX

Lori Desrosiers, “Night Writing” collected in The Philosopher’s DaughterSalmon Poetry

Shari Caplan, “The Moon Moth Lives for a Week After Emerging,” in Drunk Monkeys

Laura Cronk, “Jersey City Poems,” in The Seventh Wave

Julia Leverone, “Anew,” in Posit

Andrea Cohen, “Butter,” in Poetry, collected in Kentucky DerbySalmon Poetry

Natalie Shapero, “I am not Built for Dead,” in Typo, collected in Hard ChildCopper Canyon

Allison Benis White, “Even the word depression…” collected in Please Bury Me in ThisFour Way

Caolan Madden, “Your Mother Wasted a Year,” in Posit

Cindy Hunter Morgan, “Chicora, 1895,” collected in HarborlessWayne State

Nin Andrews, “Against Amnesia,” in Harpur Palate, collected in Our Lady of the OrgasmMadHat

Danielle Pafunda, “One of us said…” collected in The Dead Girls Speak in UnisonBloof

Alice Anderson, “Hush,” collected in The WatermarkEyewear

Rio Machete Cortez, “I’m Forced to Imagine There are Two of Me Here,” collected in I have learned to define a field as a space between mountainsJai-Alai Books

Fred Marchant, “Elephants Walking,” collected in Tipping PointThe Word Works

Jim Daniels, “Skylab Party,” in The South Carolina Review, collected in Apology to the MoonBat Cat

Traci Brimhall, “Matar as Saudades,” in Waxwing

Kathryn Nuernberger, “About Derrida, If You’re Into That,” in Harpur Palate, collected in The End of PinkBOA

Maggie Smith, “Unclassified Stars,” in Mid-American Review, collected in The Well Speaks of Its Own PoisonTupelo

Karyna McGlynn, “Somebody Gets Shot at the RV Park,” collected in HothouseSarabande

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Fortuitous Poem,” in The Tiny

Amelia Martens, “Newtown,” collected in The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a MoatSarabande

Tommy Pico, “And ugh someone in this wreck…” collected in IRLBirds

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Boat Sonnet

Danniel Schoonebeek, “This Neverender,” in Bat City Review, collected in TrébuchetUniversity of Georgia

Allison Benis White, “I am not any closer to saying what I mean…” collected in Please Bury Me in ThisFour Way

Diane Seuss, “Wolf Lake, white gown blown open,” in Poetry Daily, collected in Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown OpenUniversity of Massachusetts

Adam Sol, “Mr. Polk was Afraid of the Rain,” collected in Crowd of SoundsHouse of Anansi

Paisley Rekdal, “At the Fishhouses,” in Poetry, collected in Imaginary VesselsCopper Canyon

Sophie Klahr, “Departures,” collected in Meet Me Here at DawnYes Yes

Claire Donato, “Catalogue Entry for Aging,” in Harp & Altar, collected in The Second BodyPoor Claudia

Susannah Mintz, “Anti-Eclogue,” collected in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose PoetryRose Metal Press

David Kirby, “A Little Cough Syrup,” collected in The House of Blue LightLSU

Jennie Malboeuf, “Grandmothers,” collected in Best New Poets 2016University of Virginia

Susan Harper Slaviero, “Abort / Retry,” collected in CyborgiaMayapple

Reginald Shepherd, “Antibody,” collected in WrongUniversity of Pittsburgh

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Seven for Today

Rachel Mennies, “The Teenage Girl Understands,” in The Adroit Journal

Denis Johnson, “The White Fires of Venus,” in Poem-a-Day, collected in The Incognito LoungeCarnegie Mellon University

Natalie Shapero, “My Hair is My Thing,” in The Adroit Journal, collected in Hard ChildCopper Canyon

Fritz Ward, “Letter, Clip,” Sundog Lit, collected in Tsunami DioramaThe Word Works

Ada Limón, “Bust,” in Waxwing

Gregory Lawless, “Jingle,” collected in I Thought I Was New HereBlazeVOX

Catherine Bowman, “Tango (Cinema Sex Ed),” collected in Can I Finish, Please?Four Way Books

Sarah Blake, “Twilight, Starring Kanye,” collected in Mr. WestWesleyan

Tana Jean Welch, “Ad Infinitum,” in Beloit Poetry Journal, collected in Latest VolcanoMarsh Hawk

Kim Addonizio, “73,” collected in Mortal TrashNorton

Anne Cecelia Holmes, “I remember someone calling…” collected in Dead YearSixth Finch

Cate Marvin, “A Brief Attachment,” in Konundrum Engine Literary Review, collected in Fragment of the Head of a QueenSarabande

Bob Hicok, “A Picture is Worth Eight Hundred and Eighty-Seven Words,”  in The Southern Review, collected in Sex & Love &Copper Canyon

Valerie Hsiung, “Sir or Madam,” collected in incantation inarticulateO Balthazar

Eugenia Leigh, “What I Miss Most about Hell,” in Waxwing

John Gallaher, “Among Competing Answers, Choose the Simplest,” in The Los Angeles Review

Joseph O. Legaspi, “30,” in Waxwing

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Weeding a Garden,” collected in Instructions for Building a Wind ChimePoetry Society of America

Rebecca Hazelton, “First Husband,” collected in VowCleveland State University Poetry Center

Amy Lawless, “Dolphin Live Birth,” in Bennington Review

Cynthia Cruz, “Death Star,” collected in The Glimmering RoomFour Way

Andrea Cohen, “Isn’t True Love Wonderful?” in The American Poetry Review, collected in UnfathomingFour Way Books

Danielle Pafunda, “Then we lay back on limestone…” collected in The Dead Girls Speak in UnisonBloof

Camille Guthrie, “The Other Victorians,”  in At Length

Adrian Matejka, “& Later,” in Poem-a-Day, collected in Map to the StarsPenguin

Karyna McGlynn, “Mortification Montage,” collected in HothouseSarabande

Fred Marchant, “The Origins of the Practice,” collected in The Looking HouseGraywolf Press

Kevin Griffith, “National Poetry Month,” in Pearl, collected in Denmark, Kangaroo, OrangePearl Editions

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Bat Boy Washed Up Onshore,” in The Southeast Review, collected in The End of PinkBOA

Nin Andrews, “A Glossary of French Orgasms,” collected in Our Lady of the OrgasmMadHat

Lori Desrosiers, “Blanche Remembers,” collected in The Philosopher’s DaughterSalmon Poetry

Cassandra de Alba, “the deer become pre-teens,” in Drunk In A Midnight Choir, collected in habitatsHorse Less

Erin Belieu, “When I am a Teenage Boy,” in Willow Springs

Paul-Victor Winters, “Untitled (Future),” in KYSO Flash

Adam Sol, “Security Camera,” collected in ComplicityMcClelland & Stewart

Allison Benis White, “I am writing to you as an act of immolation…” collected in Please Bury Me in ThisFour Way

Joanna C. Valente, “You are everything to me but you are nowhere on earth because you have died,” in Typo

Kent Shaw, “A Story from My Romantic Past. It Was Full Of Misgivings,” HOBART

Jennifer L. Knox, “Mushrooms,” in Typo

Rosebud Ben-Oni, “Somewhere they tell a woman…” in Waxwing

Jim Daniels, “Snowstorm in Detroit,” collected in Places/EveryoneThe University of Wisconsin

Zach Savich, “The colleague was very lonely…” collected in Diving Makes the Water DeepRescue Press

Krysten Hill, “Kansas City Loves You,” in PANK, collected in How Her Spirit Got OutAforementioned Productions

Paisley Rekdal, “Prayer,” collected in Imaginary VesselsCopper Canyon

Sophie Klahr, “Do You,” in The Rumpus, collected in Meet Me Here at DawnYes Yes

Sumita Chakraborty, “And Death Demands a Labor,” in The Adroit Journal

Jim Daniels, “Places Everyone,” collected in Places/EveryoneThe University of Wisconsin

George David Clark, “Jellyfish,” in Southern Poetry Review, collected in ReveilleUniversity of Arkansas Press

Kevin Prufer, “Rain,” in Poem-a-Day

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Pink Moon Self Portrait,” in The Tiny

Lily Hoang, “On the first day of class…” collected in A BestiaryCleveland State University Poetry Center

Katie Condon, “On the Seventh day God says: What you’ve got is virgin charm & a knife in your pocket.” in boaat

Tana Jean Welch, “Baile Gitano,” in The Briar Cliff Review, collected in Latest VolcanoMarsh Hawk

Natalie Shapero, “Hard Child,” in Gulf Coast, collected in Hard ChildCopper Canyon

Gregory Lawless, “Midsummer,” in The Adroit Journal, collected in I Thought I Was New HereBlazeVOX

Cate Marvin, “Plastic Cookie,” in Poem-a-Day, collected in OracleNorton

Kaveh Akbar, “Supplication with Rabbit Skull and Bouquet,” in Poem-a-Day, collected in Calling a Wolf a WolfAlice James

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, “I was popular in certain circles,” in The Awl, collected in Rocket FantasticPersea

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, “Praise House: The New Economy,” in The American Poetry Review, collected in Rocket FantasticPersea

Jill McDonough, “Bad Decisions,” collected in ReaperAlice James

Maureen N. McLane, “Girls in Bed,” in The Paris Review, collected in Some SayFarrar, Straus and Giroux

Aleda Shirley, “Blue over Orange,” collected in Dark FamiliarSarabande

Carrie Shipers, “Divas’ Division,” in The Laurel Review

Rachel Mennies, “Confession,” in Waxwing

Rebecca Hazelton, “Handsome Man,” in Waxwing

Larisa Svirsky, “Good,” in Typo

Amorak Huey, “Looking at Men,” in Typo

Stephanie Burt, “My 1985,” in The New Yorker, collected in Advice from the LightsGraywolf

Maureen Seaton, “The Integrity of Matter,” in Posit

David Kirby, “Strip Poker,” collected in The House of Blue LightLSU

Sarah Trudgeon, “Freshbaby,” in diode

Morgan Parker, “Welcome to the Jungle,” in Prelude, collected in There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncéTin House

Steve Mueske, “What Doesn’t Kill You,” in Typo

Colette Arrand, “Body Image,” in Waxwing

Alice Anderson, “To the Wolves,” collected in The WatermarkEyewear

Natalie Diaz, “The Cure for Melancholy is to Take the Horn,” in The Paris-American

Shanna Compton, “The Driest Place on Earth,” in The Awl

Marni Ludwig, “Ceremony for a Bystander,” collected in PinwheelNew Issues

Jay Besemer, “my philosophers are all in love with one another,” collected in ChelateBrooklyn Arts

Marcus Wicker, “Ars Poetica Battle Rhyme for Sucker Emcees,” in jubilat, collected in SilencerHoughton Mifflin Harcourt

Emma Winsor Wood, “blowjob,” in Whiskey Island

Claire Donato, “The Second Body is a Shield,” in Aufgabe, collected in The Second BodyPoor Claudia

Reginald Shepherd, “Boy, Allegorically Deployed,” collected in Fata MorganaUniversity of Pittsburgh

Catherine Bowman, “What is Ohio Who is Mr Ellington,” in Harvard Review, collected in Can I Finish, Please?, Four Way Books

David Wojahn, “Atahualpa,” in The Cortland Review, collected in For the ScribeUniversity of Pittsburgh

Sarah Blake, “I Try Not to See Myself as a Mother Figure,” in Boston Review, collected in Mr. WestWesleyan

Kim Addonizio, “Divine,” in Fifth Wednesday, collected in Mortal TrashNorton

Anne Cecelia Holmes, “I crack open a light bulb…” in Nightblock, collected in Dead YearSixth Finch

Emilia Phillips, “Believe It or Not I Started to Worry,” in The Shallow Ends

Miriam Bird Greenberg, “I Passed Three Girls Killing a Goat,” in Poetry, collected in In the Volcano’s MouthUniversity of Pittsburgh

Maggie Smith, “Manic Panic,” in Failbetter, collected in The Well Speaks of Its Own PoisonTupelo

Bob Hicok, “Varieties of Cool,” in The New Yorker, collected in Sex & Love &Copper Canyon

Andrea Cohen, “What I Heard,” in Alaska Quarterly Review, collected in UnfathomingFour Way Books

Danielle Pafunda, “Though our sticks are split…” collected in The Dead Girls Speak in UnisonBloof

Zach Savich, “Cavafy, I sometimes say in a class…” collected in Diving Makes the Water DeepRescue Press

G.C. Waldrep, “Blood Ruminant,” in New England Review, collected in DisclamorBOA

Cassandra de Alba, “a deer with the head of Emily Dickinson,” in Flapperhouse, collected in habitatsHorse Less

Adriana Cloud, “Instructions for Drowning,” collected in Instructions for Building a Wind ChimePoetry Society of America

Karyna McGlynn, “Elegiac Stanza (with Rhinestones),” collected in HothouseSarabande

Fred Marchant, “C.O.” collected in Tipping PointThe Word Works

Kathryn Nuernberger, “PT Barnum’s Fiji Mermaid Exhibition,” in Green Mountains Review, collected in The End of PinkBOA

Lesley Wheeler, “All-purpose Spell for Banishment,” in Salamander

Max Ritvo, “Plush Bunny,” in Poetry Northwest, collected in Four ReincarnationsMilkweed

Miguel Murphy, “Hamlet,” in Blackbird

Nin Andrews, “The orgasm is not sure about the About Me page,” collected in Our Lady of the OrgasmMadHat

Cate Marvin, “It’s a Limousine,” in The Baffler

Adrian Matejka, “Beat Boxing,” collected in Map to the StarsPenguin

Adrian Blevins, “Nope,” in The Baffler

Lynn Melnick, “Lagoon,” collected in If I Should Say I Have HopeYes Yes

Joshua Bennett, “VCR&B,” in Blackbird, collected in The Sobbing SchoolPenguin

George David Clark, “Denouement in a Wooden Dollhouse,” collected in ReveilleUniversity of Arkansas Press

Elisa Gonzalez, “Essay on Inheritance,” in Hyperallergic

Vanessa Stauffer, “Cosmology,” collected in CosmologyDancing Girl

Ocean Vuong, “Trevor,” in Buzzfeed

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