Poem Recommendations

POEMS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA (in posting order)

2019 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2018 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2017 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2019 POEMS

Joanna Penn Cooper, “A Vision for the Coming Year,” On the Seawall

Adrian Blevins, “Triage,” Blood Orange Review

Landon Godfrey, “In Praise of Wax,” Orbis, collected in Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, Cider Press

Sandra Beasley, “August,” Barrow Street, collected in Theories of Falling, New Issues Press

Erica Wright, “Oracle for the Violin’s Daughter,” The Philadelphia Review of Books, collected in All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, Black Lawrence Press

Jenny Johnson, “In the Dream,” Poem-a-Day, collected In Full Velvet, Sarabande Books

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

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Kowalski: A Historiography,” Cimarron Review, collected in Broken Hallelujahs, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Paul Guest, “The Cartoonist in Hell,” LIT, collected in Notes for My Body Double, University of Nebraska Press

Lisa Olstein, “A Simple Lesson on the Buried Spirit,” collected in Late Empire, Copper Canyon Press

Tara Skurtu, “Writing Poetry Is Like Fielding Ground Balls,” AGNI

Gregory Lawless, “Tongs,” Cimarron Review, collected in Far Away, Red Mountain Press

Ed Pavlić, “Since I Fell For You’: A Deposition,” The Cortland Review, collected in Live at the Bitter End, Saturnalia Books

Justin Bigos, “Late Twentieth Century in the Form of Litany,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Joel Long, “Brahms’ Requiem,” collected in Winged Insects, White Pine Press

Metta Sáma, “Fish & Duck Skills,” Poem-a-Day

Robert Archambeau, “Annie Oakley Misses the Kaiser,” collected in Home and Variations, Salt Publishing

Jamie Mortara, “breadcrumbs,” Ampersand Review, collected in GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE, YesYes Books

Larry Levis, “Winter Stars,” Blackbird, collected in Winter Stars, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jon D. Lee, “Terroir,” One

Jenny Irish, “Red Wreck Learns Through Secondhand Experience,” collected in Common Ancestor, Black Lawrence Press

Sean Shearer, “Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector,” Beloit Poetry Journal

Melissa Stein, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” The Yale Review, collected in Terrible Blooms, Copper Canyon Press

Aaron Smith, “When You Told Me Your Father Was Dying,” LIT, collected in Primer, University of Pittsburgh Press

Marc McKee, “Tracking Shot,” Zocalo Public Square

Dorianne Laux, “Iceland,” Red Rock Review, collected in Smoke, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jim Daniels, “The Thirty-Years Minor Skirmish,” Bayou, collected in Apology to the Moon, Batcat Press

Adam Zagajewski, “Bertolt Brecht in Eternity,” Clare Cavanagh, translator, collected in Asymmetry, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Rachel Loden, “In the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments,” Denver Quarterly, collected in Dick of the Dead, Ahsahta Press

Nicholas Christopher, “On Tour with Rita,” collected in On Tour with Rita, Alfred A. Knopf

Julie Carr, “Interlude: A Real Life Fiction,” collected in Real Life: An Installation, Omnidawn Publishing

Elaine Equi, “Slight,” collected in Sentences and Rain, Coffee House Press

Jenny George, “Origins of Violence,” collected in The Dream of Reason, Copper Canyon Press

Arda Collins, “A History of Something,” GutCult, collected in It Is Daylight, Yale University Press

Layli Long Soldier, “38,” Mud City Journal, collected in Whereas, Graywolf Press

Virginia Konchan, “On Dissonance,” collected in The End of Spectacle, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Kendra DeColo, “After the Poet From Kentucky Tells Me My Poems Are Not Considerate to Their Audience I Try to Teach Him What I Know About Etiquette,” collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Heather Christle, “The Small Husband,” Front Porch, collected in What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press

Chelsey Minnis, “Baby, I don’t care,” collected in Baby, I don’t care, Wave Books

Diane Seuss, “People, the ghosts down in North-of-the-South aren’t see-through,” Ecotone, collected in Four-Legged Girl, Graywolf Press

J.D. Scrimgeour, “Territory,” Thought & Action, collected in Lifting the Turtle, Turning Point Books

Meghan Privitello, “Day 5,” Jet Fuel Review, collected in Notes on the End of the World, Black Lawrence Press

Connie Voisine, “Dangerous for Girls,” collected in Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press

Erin Belieu, “Shooting Range,” collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Laura Kasischke, “Dear Fire,” collected in Fire & Flower, Alice James Books

Mary Biddinger, “Breach Year,” Revolution House, collected in Small Enterprise, Black Lawrence Press

Catherine Pierce, “Let’s Live in the Books of My Childhood,” collected in The Girls of Peculiar, Saturnalia Books

Kristin Bock, “Layover,” collected in Cloisters, Tupelo Press

Kate Hancock, “The Illusion of Choice,” New Virginia Review, collected in The Lazarus Method, The Kent State University Press

Maggie Nelson, “The Canal Diaries (Green),” BOMB, collected in Something Bright, Then Holes, Soft Skull Press

David Daniel, “Where We Feel It The Most,” Connotation Press, collected in Ornaments, University of Pittsburgh Press

Morgan Parker, “Who Were Frederick Douglass’s Cousins, and Other Quotidian Black History Facts That I Wish I Learned in School,” collected in Magical Negro, Tin House Books

Catherine Barnett, “Accursed Questions, i,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin (For her last birthday I found…),” collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

Cate Marvin, “Poetry Machines,” Boston Review, collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Joe Hall, “Someone’s Utopia: Love as a Fountain,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Someone’s Utopia, Black Ocean

Jillian Weise, “The Body in Pain,” Painted Bride Quarterly, collected in The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, Soft Skull Press

Patrick Donnelly, “Which makes me, I guess, the muddy Colorado,” Plume, collected in Little-Known Operas, Four Way Books

Elizabeth Alexander, “Neonatology,” TriQuarterly, collected in Antebellum Dream Book, Graywolf Press

Julia Story, “Julia the Astonishing,” The Best American Poetry Blog, collected in Julia the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Monica Ferrell, “At the White Quay,” The Canary, collected in Beasts for the Chase, Sarabande Books

Alicia Jo Rabins, “Between the Tongue and the Warm Salt,” collected in Divinity School, The American Poetry Review

GennaRose Nethercott, “At the hospital, Lumberjack is still waiting…,” The Lumberjack’s Dove, HarperCollins

Victoria Redel, “What Was Left of the Angel,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Kristin Chang, “Etymology of butch,” BOAAT

Michael Martone, “Dear Miss Hamilton,” collected in Brooding, University of Georgia Press

sam sax, “Ultrasound,” The Beloit Poetry Journal, collected in bury it, Wesleyan University Press

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, “Many Hats,” collected in Water & Salt, Red Hen Press

Lisa Coffman, “Romeo Collision,” Beloit Poetry Journal, collected in Likely, The Kent State University Press

Khadijah Queen, “The same year I found out who Audie Murphy was I got stretch marks,” collected in I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, YesYes Books

Hala Alyan, “Tattler,” collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Rodney Jones, “The Poem of Fountains,” River Styx, collected in Imaginary Logic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paige Ackerson-Kiely, “Folding Chairs,” collected in Dolefully, a Rampart Stands, Penguin Books

W.S. Merwin, “The River of Bees,” collected in The Lice, Copper Canyon Press

David Kirby, “John the Conqueror,” Terminus, collected in Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press

Reginald Shepherd, “The Gods at Three A.M.,” The Iowa Review, collected in Angel, Interrupted, The University of Pittsburgh Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Our Completion: Oil On Wood: Tino Rodriguez: 1999,” Post Road, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Victoria Chang, “Cardinal,” collected in Salvinia Molesta, University of Georgia Press

Erika Meitner, “Medium / Message,” At Length, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Karyna McGlynn, “The New Sincerity,” collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Kim Addonizio, “’Round Midnight,” collected in What Is This Thing Called Love, W. W. Norton & Company

Jennifer Chang, “Dorothy Wordsworth,” The Nation

Steven Cramer, “South Belknap,” Massachusetts Review

Sarah Rose Nordgren, “Movie Night,” Bennington Review, collected in Darwin’s Mother, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jaswinder Bolina, “Mine Is the First Rodeo, Mine Is the Last Accolade,” Black Warrior Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Marc McKee, “How We Respond Is What It Means,” Phoebe, collected in Consolationeer, Black Lawrence Press

Randall Mann, “Alphabet Street,” Poem-a-Day

Kai Carlson-Wee, “Mental Health,” Frontier Poetry, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sarah Galvin, “Black Umbrella,” Dogzplot, collected in The Three Einsteins, Poor Claudia

Salem Dockery, “Mary Donner,” BOAAT

Hannah Stephenson, “Sagittarius,” collected in Cadence, The Kent State University Press

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

Mary Ruefle, “When I was a child…,” collected in On Imagination,” Sarabande Books

Martha Silano, “Here I am,” collected in Gravity Assist, Saturnalia Books

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

Paul-Victor Winters, “Untitled (Imagine),” Unbroken

Angie Estes, “Note,” Poetry London, collected in Enchantée, Oberlin College Press

Eileen Cleary, “Rounds,” Incessant Pipe

Carolyn Forché, “It is summer we are driving along a highway…” collected in What You Have Heard is True, Penguin Books

Quan Barry, “craft (‘The first great poet of the crisis’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

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

Terri Witek, “Sex Dream with Transit Warning,” collected in Body Switch, Orchises Press

Maureen N. McLane, “Excursion Susan Sontag,” collected in Same Life, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Olena Kalytiak Davis, “It Is To Have Or Nothing,” Green Mountains Review

Tom Andrews, “Cinema Verité: The Death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson,” FIELD

Jack Gilbert, “Mistrust of Bronze,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Patricia Smith, “Alliance,” collected in Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, Coffee House Press

Analicia Sotelo, “You Really Killed That ’80s Love Song,” Waxwing, collected in Virgin, Milkweed Editions

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “Lullaby for a Good Friday,” Rather-vue, collected in Heaven, University Press of New England

Emilia Phillips, “Barista,” Banango Street, collected in Empty Clip, University of Akron Press

Rebecca Hazelton, “We’ll Fix It in Post,” Missouri Review, collected in Gloss, University of Wisconsin Press

Bob Hicok, “Pedagogy,” On the Seawall

Dana Curtis, “Pope Joan on Film,” collected in The Body’s Response to Famine, Pavement Saw Press

Tiana Clark, “Gentrification,” The Southeast Review

Matthew Dickman, “The Order of Things,” collected in Wonderland, W. W. Norton & Company

Libby Burton, “And This is Rare,” collected in Soft Volcano, Saturnalia Books

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Asphyxia,” Washington Square

Eleni Sikelianos, “Skin on a Dime,” GlitterPony, collected in The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead, Coffee House Press

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

Rachel Mennies, “September 10, 2016,” Jet Fuel Review

Kathryn Nuernberger, “And now brightness falls from the air…,” Lake Effect, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, Ohio State University Press

Kevin Young, “[ Death’s Dictionary ],” collected in Brown, Alfred A. Knopf

Traci Brimhall, “Love Prodigal,” The Nation

Kateri Lanthier, “Baby Grand,” Green Mountains Review, collected in Siren, Véhicule Press

Anna Moschovakis, “What It Means to Be Avant Garde,” collected in They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This, Coffee House Press

Cassandra de Alba, “solstice poem: somerville, massachusetts,” IDK Magazine

Natalie Shapero, “Invocation: The Third and Fourth Generation of Them That Hate Me,” collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Dan Chiasson, “Natural History,” collected in Natural History, Alfred A. Knopf

Carrie Fountain, “Yes,” collected in Instant Winner, Penguin Books

Sara Lefsyk, “For and After Federico García Lorca,” Poetry Crush, collected in We Are Hopelessly Small and Modern Birds, Black Lawrence Press

Erin Hoover, “Science Fiction: A Love Poem,” Pleiades, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Eve L. Ewing, “The Discount Megamall (in memorial),” collected in Electric Arches, Haymarket Books

Christine Gosnay, “Ode to Men of the Service Industry,” Linebreak, collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Self-Portrait as Banshee,” Pleiades, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Ed Pavlić, “Verbatim,” collected in Visiting Hours at the Color Line, Milkweed Editions

Chen Chen, “The Cuckoo Cry,” Southern Indiana Review, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions, Ltd

Katherine Larson, “Study for Love’s Body,” AGNI, collected in Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

Kathy Fagan, “Life, with Eyeliner,” Connotation Press, collected in Sycamore, Milkweed Editions

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Exam,” Southeast Review, collected in Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, White Pine Press

Diane Seuss, “[Margaret Sanger did the first one, I was awake and felt terribly sorry],” Scoundrel Time

Solmaz Sharif, “Deception Story,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Look, Graywolf Press

Barbara Hamby, “The Dream of the Red Drink,” The Southern Review, collected in The Alphabet of Desire, NYU Press

Joel Long, “Bermuda Triangle,” collected in Winged Insects, White Pine Press

Martin Ott, “Jesus Wasn’t a Refugee. He Just Wanted to Pay His Taxes,” Barrow Street, collected in Fake News Poems, BlazeVOX [Books]

Kevin Prufer, “The Adulterer,” The Paris Review, collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Angie Estes, “Transcript,” The Manhattan Review, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Anders Carlson-Wee, “Gathering Firewood on Tinpan,” The Journal, collected in The Low Passions, W. W. Norton & Company

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Affect Theory,” collected in When We Were Fearsome, Ethel

Oliver Bendorf, “The Doctor Told Me the Shots Would Make Me Spin Silk,” Redivider, collected in The Spectral Wilderness, The Kent State University Press

Aaron Smith, “The Crystal Lithium,” The Baffler, collected in The Book of Daniel, The University of Pittsburgh Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Little Gals,” Wave Composition, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Sean Shearer, “Wrestling Season,” The Iowa Review

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

Justin Bigos, “The Good Life,” diode, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Sandra Beasley, “Fireproof,” Coconut, collected in Theories of Falling, New Issues Press

Mary Biddinger, “Instant Courage,” Waxwing

Robert Archambeau, “The People’s Republic of Sleepless Nights,” Rattle, collected in Home and Variations, Salt Publishing

Meghan Privitello, “Day 7,” Drunk in a Midnight Choir, collected in Notes on the End of the World, Black Lawrence Press

B.K. Fischer, “Losing It,” collected in My Lover’s Discourse, Tinderbox Editions

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Rain, Gas, Boone County, West Virginia,” collected in The Second O of Sorrow, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Morgan Parker, “Sammy Davis Jr.,” collected in Magical Negro, Tin House Books

Erica Wright, “Mortuary Man,” B O D Y, collected in All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, Black Lawrence Press

Paul Guest, “Audio Commentary Track 2,” collected in My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge, HarperCollins

Julie Carr, “Rag [Was that it then],” collected in Rag, Omnidawn Publishing

Gregory Lawless, “State Fair,” Poets/Artists, collected in Far Away, Red Mountain Press

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin,” Connotation Press, collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

Jenny Irish, “Red Wreck’s Sexual Education,” collected in Common Ancestor, Black Lawrence Press

Dorianne Laux, “Oh, the Water,” collected in Smoke, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Erin Belieu, “Wayward Girl,” collected in One Above & One Below, Copper Canyon Press

Jim Daniels, “#2, Parking Lot, Ford Sterling Plant,” collected in Places/Everyone, University of Wisconsin Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Orange,” Callaloo, collected in Antebellum Dream Book, Graywolf Press

Oni Buchanan, “Dear Lonely Animal, [I miss you. The other animals],” collected in Spring, University of Illinois Press

Rachel Loden, “Blues for the Evil Empire,” collected in The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press

Virginia Konchan, “The Great Physician,” The Wallace Stevens Journal, collected in The End of Spectacle, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Heather Christle, “Paper Crown,” American Poetry Review

Sean Shearer, “Red Lemons,” Foundry

Oliver de la Paz, “Self-Portrait Beside a Dead Chestnut Horse,” The Chattahoochee Review, collected in Requiem for the Orchard, The University of Akron Press

Elaine Equi, “Restaurant Art,” collected in Sentences and Rain, Coffee House Press

Nicholas Christopher, “Notes Toward a History of Imperialism,” collected in In the Year of the Comet, Penguin Books

Kendra DeColo, “After Seeing The Misfits,” collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Hala Alyan, “Oklahoma,” Poetry, collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Julia Story, “How She Forced Visions Upon Herself.,” Rockhurst Review, collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Joe Pan, “Cheerios,” Operating Systems, Spork Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome [I approach a harp],” Indiana Review, Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Connie Voisine, “The Bower,” collected in The Bower, University of Chicago Press

Laura Kasischke, “Kitchen Song,” collected in Dance and Disappear, University of Massachusetts Press

Catherine Pierce, “In Which I Am Famous,” Ploughshares, collected in The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books

J.D. Scrimgeour, “A Montage of Brick and Water,” collected in The Last Miles, Fine Tooth Press

Kristin Bock, “Binding Spell,” inter|rupture

Victoria Chang, “How Much,” collected in Salvinia Molesta, University of Georgia Press

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

Catherine Barnett, “Calamity Jane on Etsy after the 2016 Election,” Poetry International, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Emily Skaja, “No, I Do Not Want to Connect with You on LinkedIn,” The Rumpus, collected in Brute, Graywolf Press

Jennifer Chang, “The Middle Ages,” collected in Some Say the Lark, Alice James Books

Robert Bly, “Late Moon,”

Joe Hall, “Amnesia, 2000 / Dawn, Third Shift,” PEN America Blog, collected in Someone’s Utopia, Black Ocean

Jillian Weise, “The Old Questions,” collected in The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, Soft Skull Press

Kathleen Rooney, “Midwestern Wedding: Dream No. 4,” collected in Oneiromance, Switchback Books

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Ekphrasis, I Guess,” BOAAT

Cate Marvin, “High School as a Dead Girl,” The Awl, collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Emilia Phillips, “My Mother Confessed I was Conceived to Ravel’s ‘Bolero,’” Poetry International

Jaswinder Bolina, “Federal Scene,” Explosion-Proof, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Patrick Donnelly, “Callas as Medea,” collected in Little-Known Operas, Four Way Books

Alicia Jo Rabins, “The Magic,” The Cortland Review, collected in Divinity School, The American Poetry Review

Randall Mann, “Forever,” Court Green

GennaRose Nethercott, “This is the part of the telling…The Lumberjack’s Dove, HarperCollins

Michael Martone, “What Was On My Mind: Face to Facebook with My Mother’s Death, July 2012,” Stone Canoe, collected in Brooding, University of Georgia Press

Lisa Coffman, “The Small Town,” West Branch, collected in Likely, The Kent State University Press

Paige Ackerson-Kiely, “Laconia,” Pinwheel, collected in Dolefully, a Rampart Stands, Penguin Books

Erika Meitner, “Threat Assessment,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Quan Barry, “loose strife (‘I will not say its name’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kim Addonizio, “Review of Possible Signs and Symptoms,” Mead, collected in Mortal Trash, W. W. Norton & Company

David Kirby, “The Werewolf,” Five Points, collected in The Ha-Ha, Louisiana State University Press

David Berman, “Community College in the Rain,” collected in Actual Air, Open City Books

Karyna McGlynn, “The Girls I Grew Up with Were Hard,” 32 Poems

Donika Kelly, “Swallow,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Bestiary, Graywolf Press

Kai Carlson-Wee, “American Freight,” Atticus Review, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sarah Galvin, “The Only Light Source Should Be a Scented Candle the Size of a Trash Can,” collected in The Three Einsteins, Poor Claudia

Martha Silano, “My Hour with Jorie Graham,” Green Mountains Review, collected in What the Truth Tastes Like, Two Sylvias Press

Terri Witek, “Wet Specimens,” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative, collected in Exit Island, Orchises Press

Hadara Bar-Nadav, “Run Round and Round a Room,” collected in Lullaby (with Exit Sign), Saturnalia Books

Kevin Young, “Phys. Ed.,” collected in Brown, Alfred A. Knopf

Maureen N. McLane, “Au Revoir,” The New Yorker, collected in Same Life, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Eileen Cleary, “At the Fernald School for the Feeble Minded,” The American Journal of Poetry, collected in Child Ward of the Commonwealth, Main Street Rag Publishing Co.

July Westhale, “You Can Lead a Horse to Water. Repeat.,” Thin Noon, collected in Trailer Trash, Kore Press

Emilia Phillips, “The days that were have now,” Boston Review, collected in Empty Clip, University of Akron Press

Chen Chen, “Summer Was Forever,” Pank, collected in When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jack Gilbert, “I’ll Try To Explain About the Fear,” collected in Monolithos

Rebecca Hazelton, “I Animal You,” Compose Journal, collected in Gloss, University of Wisconsin Press

Ron Koertge, “Never Let Your Reader’s Attention Wander.” collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Solmaz Sharif, “Mess Hall,” Blackbird, collected in Look, Graywolf Press

Kelly Forsythe, “A poem in which I am dreaming,” DIAGRAM, collected in Perennial, Coffee House Press

Tina Chang, “Hybrida: A Zuihitsu,” collected in Hybrida, W. W. Norton & Company

Laura Read, “The Big Chill,” collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jericho Brown, “Duplex,” American Poetry Review, collected in The Tradition, Copper Canyon Press

Bianca Stone, “A Brief Topography of the MSCOG,” collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Keetje Kuipers, “Our Last Vacation,” Connotation Press, collected in The Keys to the Jail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kerri Webster, “This is Manifest,” Los Angeles Review, collected in The Trailhead, Wesleyan University Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “When We Dead Awaken,” The Collagist

Vijay Seshadri, “Trailing Clouds of Glory,” collected in 3 Sections, Graywolf Press

Mary Ruefle, “The Tenor of Your Yes,” collected in Indeed I was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Sarah Blake, “For Max,” The Rumpus, collected in Let’s Not Live on Earth, Wesleyan University Press

Anna Moschovakis, “Death as a Way of Life,” collected in You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, Coffee House Press

jasper avery, “#0 earth,” collected in number one earth, Metatron Press

Natalie Shapero, “I Don’t Sleep in White,” The Progressive, collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Emma Bolden, “Terror Management Theory,” Parentheses

Lauren Clark, “Epithalamion,” NAP, collected in Music for a Wedding, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jennife Michael Hecht, “Please Use This Against Me,” collected in Who Said, Copper Canyon Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Confession,” Under a Warm Green Linden, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Emily Pettit, “How to Find a Robber,” collected in Goat in the Snow, Birds, LLC

Sarah Freligh, “Waitress,” collected in Sad Math, Moon City Press

Jenny Johnson, “Dappled Things,” The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, collected in In Full Velvet, Sarabande Books

Sara Eliza Johnson, “Combustion,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Bone Map, Milkweed Editions

Carrie Fountain, “The Parable of the Talents,” collected in Instant Winner, Penguin Books

Morgan Parker, “Matt,” Sixth Finch, collected in Magical Negro, Tin House Books

Sara Lefsyk, “We Are Hopelessly Small and Modern Birds,” collected in We Are Hopelessly Small and Modern Birds, Black Lawrence Press

Erin Hoover, “The Valkyrie,” The Awl, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Lauren Yarnall, “Mouth Full of White Flags,” Waxwing

Jeni De La O, “Once,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Lookback,” Horsethief, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Nat King Cole on the Amalfi Drive,” collected in Antebellum Dream Book, Graywolf Press

Diane Seuss, “[How will I leave this life, like I left my job, drifting off without],” Waxwing

Katherine Larson, “Grandfather Outside,” collected in Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

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

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Dune Primrose,” Crab Creek Review, collected in The Hourglass Museum, Two Sylvias Press

Khadijah Queen, “My Other Name: A Postscript,” collected in I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, YesYes Books

Kathy Fagan, “In California,” Gulf Coast, collected in The Charm, Zoo Press

Barbara Hamby, “Ode on My Sharp Tongue,” Western Humanities Review, collected in Babel, University of Pittsburgh Press

Tara Skurtu, “Hunger,” spoKe, collected in The Amoeba Game

Marni Ludwig, “In the Kingdom of Shade and Silence,” collected in Pinwheel, New Issues Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Hexagenia Limbata,” Tin House, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, Ohio State University Press

Oliver Bendorf, “Inventory,” Toe Good Poetry, collected in The Spectral Wilderness, The Kent State University Press

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Existential Kink,” collected in When We Were Fearsome, Ethel

Suzanne Gardinier, “Leviathan,” collected in The New World, University of Pittsburgh Press

Emilia Phillips, “It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are or What You Do, Something in this World Will Make a Fool of You,” The Rumpus

Hala Alyan, “Truth,” diode, collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Landon Godfrey, “Landscape with Dialectical Materialism and Milk,” collected in Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown, Cider Press

Olena Kalytiak Davis, “The Panic of Birds,” collected in The Poem She Didn’t Write and Other Poems, Copper Canyon Press

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin (I cut myself on some glass),” collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

Meghan Privitello, “Day 12,” collected in Notes on the End of the World, Black Lawrence Press

B.K. Fischer, “(Litmus),” collected in Radioapocrypha, Ohio State University Press

Traci Brimhall, “Self-Portrait as Milk Hare in Active Shooter Alert,” Crazyhorse

Kevin Prufer, “Giving It Back,” AGNI, collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Anders Carlson-Wee, “Cousin Josh on Doomsday,” New Ohio Review, collected in The Low Passions, W. W. Norton & Company

Oliver de la Paz, “Self-Portrait with a Schlitz, a Pickup, and the Snake River,” River Styx, collected in Requiem for the Orchard, The University of Akron Press

Victoria Chang, “Ars Poetica as Corporation and Canary,” collected in Salvinia Molesta, University of Georgia Press

Dan Chiasson, “Here Follows an Account of the Nature of Birds,” The Paris Review, collected in Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon, Alfred A. Knopf

Justin Bigos, “Portrait of My Father as John Clare: ‘Skunk’s Nest,’” North Dakota Quarterly, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Amy Dryansky, “Because the Moon Is a Cliché & Not Exactly Steadfast,” Waxwing

Jenny Irish, “Red Wreck Watches PBS,” collected in Common Ancestor, Black Lawrence Press

Aaron Smith, “Music History,” collected in Blue on Blue Ground, University of Pittsburgh Press

Dorianne Laux, “The Tooth Fairy,” collected in Awake, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Rachel Loden, “Premillenial Tristesse,” collected in The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press

Erin Belieu, “Of the Poet’s Youth,” The Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Poem Made of East Sides,” Matter, collected in The Second O of Sorrow, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Ruth Madievsky, “Sidewalk,” The Paris-American, collected in Emergency Brake, Tavern Books

Jaswinder Bolina, “All My Darlings,” Jet Fuel Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Gregory Lawless, “Paradise for Strangers,” collected in I Thought I Was New Here, BlazeVOX Books

Oni Buchanan, “Dear Lonely Animal, [Sometimes I could just],” collected in Spring, University of Illinois Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Temple in a Teapot (Aquí Está el Detalle),” The Journal, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Marc McKee, “How Meta is This?: An Essay,” collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Paul Guest, “Inaugural Poem,” collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Kelly Morse, “Heavy Light,” Cincinnati Review, collected in Heavy Light, Two of Cups Press

Virginia Konchan, “Rorschach,” Third Coast, collected in The End of Spectacle, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Kendra DeColo, “The Retired Contortionist Inside You,” Copper Nickel, collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

Jim Daniels, “Posted Limits,” Fat City Review, collected in Apology to the Moon, Batcat Press

Randall Mann, “Abandoned Landscapes,” Spork, collected in Breakfast with Thom Gunn, The University of Chicago Press

Lisa Jarnot, “Marginalia,” collected in Some Other Kind of Mission, Burning Deck

Julia Story, “How She Was Saved.,” Rockhurst Review, collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Kevin Young, “De La Soul Is Dead,” collected in Brown, Alfred A. Knopf

Ellen Doré Watson, “Numbers,” collected in pray me stay eager, Alice James Books

Melissa Kwasny, “Attar,” Interim, collected in The Nine Senses, Milkweed Editions

William Matthews, “Manners,” Five Points, collected in After All, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rosa Alcalá, “Good Night,” collected in Undocumentaries, Shearsman Books

Camille Rankine, “On the Motion of Animals,” collected in Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Copper Canyon Press

Victoria Redel, “The Presidential Debate,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Connie Voisine, “And God Created Woman,” New Ohio Review, collected in And God Created Woman, Bull City Press

Laura Kasischke, “Dear Earth,” Willow Springs, collected in Fire & Flower, Alice James Books

Catherine Pierce, “Adolescence,” collected in Animals of Habit, The Kent State University Press

Julie Sheehan, “Hate Poem,” collected in Orient Point, W. W. Norton & Company

Kristin Bock, “Among Sorrows and Stones,” collected in Cloisters, Tupelo Press

Tyree Daye, “Planet Theory,” collected in River Hymns, The American Poetry Review

Catherine Barnett, “Accursed Questions, ii,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Joe Hall, “1873,” collected in Someone’s Utopia, Black Ocean

Jillian Weise, “The Devotee,” collected in The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, Soft Skull Press

Kathleen Rooney, “Brazilian Wedding: Dream No. 2,” collected in Oneiromance, Switchback Books

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Hearing Loss,” jubilat

Quan Barry, “craft (‘The   man in the  Hawaiian shirt’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Michael Earl Craig, “I’m in Room 927,” Gulf Coast, collected in Woods and Clouds Interchangeable, Wave Books

Katia Kapovich, “In Nabokov’s Memory,” Big Bridge, collected in Cossacks and Bandits, Salt Publishing

Patrick Donnelly, “Blood Moon,” Tikkun, collected in Little-Known Operas, Four Way Books

Joe Jiménez, “I’m afraid the house we’re in will explode—.” collected in Rattlesnake Allegory, Red Hen Press

Sean Shearer, “Urine Sample,” Beloit Poetry Journal

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder, “In the Museum of the Nineteenth Century, the Lights Are Coming On,” Blackbird

Zachary Schomburg, “Sea of Japan,” collected in The Man Suit, Black Ocean

Mary Biddinger, “Heaven and Its Atmosphere,” Black Fork Review

Cassie Donish, “Heat Waves,” collected in The Year of the Femme, University of Iowa Press

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, “Fast Skirt Blues,” collected in Outlandish Blues, Wesleyan University Press

Paige Ackerson-Kiely, “Simple Story of Illumination,” collected in Dolefully, a Rampart Stands, Penguin Books

Laura Read, “Cathedral,” Rock & Sling, collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Angie Estes, “Bourrée,” Green Mountains Review, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Erika Meitner, “And Still We Gather with Infinite Momentum,” Forklift, Ohio, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

David Kirby, “Calling Robert Bly,” Salt Hill, collected in The Ha-Ha, Louisiana State University Press

Heather Christle, “Funding the Arts and Sciences,” Southeast Review

Ed Pavlić, “A Brief History of Now and at Least a Good Elbow’s Worth of Headroom,” collected in Labors Lost Left Unfinished, Sheep Meadow Press

Nicholas Christopher, “Vertigo from an Open Window Overlooking a Sodium Light,” collected in In the Year of the Comet, Penguin Books

Kai Carlson-Wee, “Freddy Krueger,” AGNI, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Cate Marvin, “Thoughts on Wisteria,” Tin House, collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Ron Koertge, “Cincinnati, 1947,” Slipstream, collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Lee Ann Roripaugh, “The Planet of Dandar,” Platte Valley Review, collected in Dandarians, Milkweed Editions

Diana Marie Delgado, “House of Stars,” collected in Tracing the Horse, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kim Addonizio, “In the Lonely Universe,” collected in Lucifer at the Starlite, W. W. Norton & Company

Martha Silano, “When You Didn’t Call,” Hanging Loose, collected in What the Truth Tastes Like, Two Sylvias Press

Hadara Bar-Nadav, “The Sun Also Lonely,” collected in The Frame Called Ruin, New Issues Press

Cecily Iddings, “Sword Fight,” The Volta, collected in Is To: As: Is To, Spooky Girlfriend Press

Tommy Pico, “Having Left,” collected in Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Brooklyn Arts Press

Sarah Galvin, “Bombshell,” collected in The Three Einsteins, Poor Claudia

Maureen N. McLane, “Terrible things are happening…,” The New Yorker, collected in Same Life, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Terri Witek, “In Portuguese,” The Ilanot Review, collected in Body Switch, Orchises Press

Emilia Phillips, “On a Late-Night Encounter with a Barefoot College Student Wearing Only a Party Dress and a Man’s Blazer,” collected in Empty Clip, University of Akron Press

Rachel Zucker, “Seven Beds Six Cities Eight Weeks,” At Length, collected in Soundmachine, Wave Books

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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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