Poem Recommendations

POEMS POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA (in posting order)

2023 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2022 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2021 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2020 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2019 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2018 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2017 POEMS  [CONSOLIDATED PDF]

2023 POEMS

Kathryn Nuernberger, “The Petty Politics of the Thing,” 32 Poems, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sean Singer, “Doubt,” collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “The Beach,” Memorious, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Erin Hoover, “The power of passive voice,” Gargoyle Magazine

Chen Chen, “The School of Eternities,” Ploughshares, collected in Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Amorak Huey, “At the Memorial Service for the Way Things Used to Be We Talk About Zombies,” Had

Jennifer Militello, “Empathy,” So and So Magazine, collected in Body Thesaurus, Tupelo Press

Kendra DeColo, “I Write Poems About Motherhood,” Los Angeles Review, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Stephanie Niu, “Learning Money in Reverse,” Copper Nickel

Cindy King, “The Rivers Runneth Black with Mascara,” The Cincinnati Review, collected in Zoonotic, Tinderbox Editions

Nicole Callihan, “The Paper Anniversary (5),” Calyx

Russell Jaffe, “Sadness: the poem: the ride,” collected in This Super Doom I Aver, Poets Democracy

Ron Koertge, “Body Shop,” collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

George Bilgere, “Corned Beef and Cabbage,” collected in The Good Kiss, The University of Akron Press

Hala Alyan, “Aquarius,” The Journal, collected in Atrium, Three Rooms Press

P. Scott Cunningham, “Wagner & Nietzsche,” Okey-Panky, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Hera Lindsay Bird, “Children are the Orgasms of the World,” Minarets, collected in Hera Lindsay Bird, Penguin Books

Simon Armitage, “The Experience,” collected in Seeing Stars, Alfred A. Knopf

Dara Yen Elerath, “Things I Left You,” Poetry

Brandi Nicole Martin, “A Day That Was Mine,” Boston Review

Victoria Chang, “Completion,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

Kathy Evans, “Psychic Healers,” Southern Poetry Review, collected in Don’t Leave Hungry, The University of Arkansas Press

Bianca Stone, “Identification of the Hawk,” The Rumpus

Landon Godfrey, “Inventory of Doubts [Houseguest, Dog, and Atoms],” collected in Inventory of Doubts, Tupelo Press

Nicky Beer, “Exclusive Interview,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes, Milkweed Editions

David Kirby, “Fine Gentleman,” One

Caki Wilkinson, “14 Dubious U-Turns,” Horsethief, collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

Catherine Pierce, “In Which I Imagine Myself into a Slasher Flick,” collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

Jaswinder Bolina, “If I Persisted for Seven Lifetimes, I’d Spend Six of with You,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Terrance Hayes, “Ars Poetica #789,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Katie Condon, “The Real Self is Very Scary,” Nashville Review, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Catherine Barnett, “Comic Morning,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Kevin Prufer, “Not Thinking,” Prairie Schooner, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Jay Nebel, “Fast, Hard, and Rated R,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Erika Meitner, “the experience we are thrust into,” Poet Lore, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

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

Cate Marvin, “My Father’s Daughter,” Birmingham Poetry Review, collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “In the Room Next Door How Many People Have Died,” Cultural Daily

Leigh Stein, “The King of Staten Island (2020),” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Catherine Bowman, “Mr. X,” Chelsea, 1-800-Hot-Ribs, Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Mark Halliday, “Pasco, Barbara,” AGNI, collected in Selfwolf, The University of Chicago Press

Sharon Olds, “Necking,” collected in The Wellspring, Alfred A. Knopf

Julia Story, “And the Waters Prevailed,” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Jack Gilbert, “All the Way From There to Here,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

William Matthews, “The Cat,” collected in Sleek for the Long Flight, Ecco

Camille Guthrie, “Victim of Love,” Iowa Review

Kiki Petrosino, “I Married a Horseman,” collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Rachel Mennies, “November 30, 2016,” Kenyon Review, collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “Feast,” collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Steven Cramer, “A Cosmography of Melancholy,” Sugar House Review, collected in Listen, Mad Hat Press

Randall Mann, “Monday,” Subtropics, collected in Breakfast with Thom Gunn, The University of Chicago Press

Norman Dubie, “Pastoral,” collected in In the Dead of the Night, University of Pittsburgh Press

Mary Ruefle, “Pandemonium,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Sommer Browning, “Great Things from the Department of Transportation,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Good Actors, Birds, LLC

Matthew Rohrer, “A Plate of Chicken [Take your pants off, Creepy],” collected in A Plate of Chicken, Ugly Duckling Presse

Eduardo C. Corral, “To a Mojado Who Died Crossing the Desert,” Web Del Sol, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Erin Belieu, “Last Trip to the Island,” The Electronic Poetry Review, collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “Rhapsody,” Ninth Letter

Angie Estes, “Salle des Départs,” collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Paul Guest, “What I Believe,” Copper Nickel

Philip Metres, “A Concordance of Leaves [& though the border guard],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Bob Hicok, “The point of life,” diode, collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Kim Addonizio, “Still Time,” Southword, collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Charles Simic, “Ghost stories written as algebraic equations,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Kathleen Rooney, “A Place Set Aside for Burial of the Dead,” Sporklet, collected in Where Are the Snows, Texas Review Press

Adrian Matejka, “Love Notes [Do you love the way we sound…],” Wildness, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin Books

Michael McGriff, “Buying and Selling,” Missouri Review, collected in Dismantling the Hills, University of Pittsburgh Press

Karyna McGlynn, “Tiffany Conditioner,” collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Stephanie Burt, “My 1993,” Scoundrel Time, collected in We Are Mermaids, Graywolf Press

Alison Powell, “Missing File #3: Panthera Leo Leo, Or, A Civics Lesson,” collected in Boats in the Attic, Fordham University Press

Rio Cortez, “Black Lead in a Nancy Meyers Movie,” collected in Golden Ax, Penguin Books

Jessica L. Walsh, “What Kind of Mother,” collected in The Book of Gods & Grudges, Glass Lyre Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “A Difficult Woman,” Poetry International, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sean Singer, “Schism,” collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “Don’t Spend It All in One Place [Give them what they want],” collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Matt Donovan, “Poem Not Ending with Blossoms,” Copper Nickel, collected in The Dug-Up Gun Museum, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Brenda Shaughnessy, “A Poet’s Poem,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Human Dark with Sugar, Copper Canyon Press

Mary Biddinger, “Lady of the Canal,” Always Crashing

Kerri Webster, “Primrose, Orchid, Datura,” The Los Angeles Review, collected in Lapis, Wesleyan University Press

Lloyd Wallace, “Science Fair,” Passages North

Claire Wahmanholm, “In a Land Where Everything Is Already Trying to Kill Me, I Enter a New Phase of My Life in Which It Would Be Very Bad If I Died,” 32 Poems, collected in Meltwater, Milkweed Editions

Tony Hoagland, “Virginia Woolf,” collected in Turn Up the Ocean, Graywolf Press

Aaron Smith, “A Private Education,” Allium, collected in Stop Lying, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jennifer Martelli, “Oak and Moon,” Plath Poetry Project, collected in All Things are Born to Change Their Shape, Small Harbor Publishing

Terrance Hayes, “Still Music,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Caroline Bird, “Stephanie,” collected in In These Days of Prohibition, Carcanet Press

R.T. Smith, “Cross Garden,” Poetry, collected in Brightwood, Louisiana State University Press

James Hoch, “[Boot Ceremony],” collected in Radio Static, Green Linden Press

Al Maginnes, “Dinkytown,” Lake Effect, collected in Ghost Alphabet, White Pine Press

Victoria Chang, “The Old Room,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

K. Iver, “Family of Origin Rewrite,” The Common, collected in Short Film Starring My Beloved’s Red Bronco, Milkweed Editions

Robert Krut, “A Bar Called Nostalgia on Route 22,” Moria, collected in Watch Me Trick Ghosts, Codhill Press

Erin Hoover, “What use are you?,” Gargoyle Magazine

Erika Meitner, “Médium Adam 25,” Swamp Pink, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

James Allen Hall, “Early English History,” collected in Romantic Comedy, Four Way Books

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Postcard with Photo of Samuel Beckett, Sent By a Friend,” collected in Every Form of Ruin, University of Pittsburgh Press

Amorak Huey, “Amorak Autocorrects to Amoral,” Rogue Agent, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Jennifer Militello, “Dear B, [This black trance where I lie],” Fusion, collected in A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments, Tupelo Press

Joan Houlihan, “The Good Girl,” collected in It isn’t a Ghost if it Lives in Your Chest, Four Way Books

Kendra DeColo, “Thinking About How I Never Say the Word Cunt,” Great River Review, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Cindy King, “Study in White,” Hawaiʻi Review, collected in Zoonotic, Tinderbox Editions

Monica Youn, “Deracination (8. Canon),” Pleiades, collected in From From, Graywolf Press

Ron Koertge, “Making Love to Roget’s Wife,” collected in Vampire Planet, Red Hen Press

George Bilgere, “Below the Rim,” collected in The White Museum, Autumn House Press

P. Scott Cunningham, “Orange and Life in General,” collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Pastoral,” Pangyrus, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Hera Lindsay Bird, “Waste My Life,” The Nation, collected in Pamper Me to Hell & Back, The Poetry Business

Bianca Stone, “Does Life Exist Independent of Its Form?,” collected in What is Otherwise Infinite, Tin House Books

Nicky Beer, “The Stereoscopic Man Takes a Lover,” collected in Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes, Milkweed Editions

Caki Wilkinson, “Local Woman Makes a Casserole,” collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

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

Catherine Pierce, “This Is Not an Elegy,” Blackbird, collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

Katie Condon, “At Poetry Readings I’m Always Drunk,” Bloom, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Catherine Barnett, “The Skin of the Face Is That Which Stays Most Naked, Most Destitute,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Kevin Prufer, “Wet Leaves,” Prairie Schooner, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Eduardo C. Corral, “Ceremonial,” Poem-A-Day, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Jay Nebel, “A Blessing for the Neighborhood,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Carrie Fountain, “How has motherhood changed the way you write?,” collected in The Life, Penguin Books

Cate Marvin, “The Teacher Says Poems about Dreams Are Boring,” collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “One Sentence on Pain,” Spoonie Journal

Philip Metres, “A Concordance of Leaves [& though the bride’s arms],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Gabrielle Bates, “Dance Party at the Public Glasshouse,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Judas Goat, Tin House Books

David Blair, “The Week of Bombs,” collected in True Figures, MadHat Press

Julia Story, “The Romantics,” Xavier Review, collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Adrian Matejka, “It’s Just a Guess,” Great River Review, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin

William Matthews, “This Spud’s For You,” New England Review, collected in Selected Poems and Translations, Ecco

Camille Guthrie, “I Am Giving Up Poetry,” Interim: A Journal, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “Projection,” collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Mary Biddinger, “The Slimness of Our Chances,” Court Green, collected in Department of Elegy, Black Lawrence Press

Sharon Olds, “First,” collected in The Wellspring, Penguin Books

Mary Ruefle, “The Refrigerator,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Sommer Browning, “Life: A Draft (Prologue),” The Volta, collected in Good Actors, Birds, LLC

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

Matthew Rohrer, “A Plate of Chicken [Again tonight I will eat a can],” collected in A Plate of Chicken, Ugly Duckling Presse

Erin Belieu, “Below Zero,” Can We Have Our Ball Back?, collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “Modern Poetry,” The Adirondack Review, collected in The Best American Poetry 2022, Scribner

Victoria Chang, “Turning,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

Paul Guest, “Rented Dark,” New Orleans Review, collected in My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge, HarperCollins

Bob Hicok, “No suicide is an island,” collected in Red Rover Red Rover, Copper Canyon Press

Kim Addonizio, “Wishbone,” The Café Review, collected in Mortal Trash, W. W. Norton & Company

Matthew Zapruder, “Thoughts on Punctuation,” The American Poetry Review

Jessy Randall, “Marie Germain (1776–1831),” collected in Mathematics for Ladies, Goldsmiths Press

Brian Clements, “22,” collected in Bullets into Bells, Beacon Press

Nicole Callihan, “twenty,” Poetry Northwest

Stephen Dunn, “The Sexual Revolution,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Different Hours, W. W. Norton & Company

Claire Wahmanholm, “Metamorphosis with Milk and Sugar,” RHINO, collected in Meltwater, Milkweed Editions

Philip Levine, “Gin,” ZYZZYVA, collected in What Work Is, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Erika Meitner, “Selfie with Airplane Voyeurism & References to Your Body,” Forklift, Ohio, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kathleen Rooney, “Every Now and Then,” collected in Where Are the Snows, Texas Review Press

Michael McGriff, “Mikey’s in Jail,” collected in Eternal Sentences, The University of Arkansas Press

Karyna McGlynn, “Lionhearts,” Poetry

Monica Youn, “Deracination (5. Science),” Pleiades, collected in From From, Graywolf Press

Franz Wright, “Learning to Read,” The New Yorker, collected in F, Alfred A. Knopf

Stephanie Burt, “Love Poem with Comic Books on Saturdays,” Moist, collected in We Are Mermaids, Graywolf Press

Alison Powell, “The First Word,” collected in Boats in the Attic, Fordham University Press

Jessica L. Walsh, “The Pain Scale,” Lunch Ticket, collected in The Book of Gods & Grudges, Glass Lyre Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Plutarch’s Parallel Lives of Virtue and Failing,” Heavy Feather Review, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, The Ohio State University Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Scarlet,” Prac Crit, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Sean Singer, “Bottomless Vat,” collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “Implausible Travel Plans,” FIELD, collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Charles Simic, “A dog with a soul,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Joey Gould, “Geometer,” Miniskirt Magazine

Tony Hoagland, “Causes of Death,” collected in Turn Up the Ocean, Graywolf Press

Randall Mann, “Rhapsody,” Court Green, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

Aaron Smith, “How to Describe What It Felt Like,” One Art, collected in Stop Lying, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jennifer Martelli, “2 AM Feeding,” collected in All Things are Born to Change Their Shape, Small Harbor Publishing

Virginia Konchan, “Ubi Sunt,” Poem-a-Day

Caroline Bird, “Adultery for Atheists,” The Rialto, collected in In These Days of Prohibition, Carcanet Press

Robert Krut, “The Subterranean Audience Takes Notes, or Philip Marlowe Retires to Woodland Hills,” Longshot, collected in This is the Ocean, Bona Fide Books

Eduardo C. Corral, “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel [Sister, we crouched…],” collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

James Allen Hall, “Poppies in October,” collected in Romantic Comedy, Four Way Books

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Sad Cartography,” collected in Every Form of Ruin, University of Pittsburgh Press

Amorak Huey, “Steve Keaton & Dan Conner & Bob Saget & Alan Thicke & Both of My Two Dads,” Quiddity, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Russell Jaffe, “You will see such pretty things,” collected in This Super Doom I Aver, Poets Democracy

Dorsey Craft, “Ode to the Stroller We Bought from Facebook,” Blackbird

Jennifer Militello, “Body Thesaurus,” The Laurel Review, collected in Body Thesaurus, Tupelo Press

Philip Metres, “Act Three. The Matter of One’s Flesh [1. Miriam],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Kendra DeColo, “Gold Soundz,” Thrush, collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

Hera Lindsay Bird, “Speech time

Cindy King, “Second Marriage,” collected in Zoonotic, Tinderbox Editions

George Bilgere, “Haywire,” collected in Haywire, Utah State University Press

Petra Chambers, “This Narrator is Approximately Sixteen,” Pithead Chapel

Lena Crown, “Picnic,” Poet Lore

Bianca Stone, “During the Nap,” Isele Magazine, collected in What is Otherwise Infinite, Tin House Books

Charles Simic, “They wheeled out the ash blonde…, Lover of endless disappointments…, Everything’s foreseeable…,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Ron Koertge, “Molly Is Asked,” collected in Vampire Planet, Red Hen Press

Catherine Pierce, “While You Sleep, I Watch Myself Die,” collected in Animals of Habit, The Kent State University Press

Mary Biddinger, “Test of Fortitude,” collected in Department of Elegy, Black Lawrence Press

Catherine Barnett, “In the Studio at End of Day,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Kevin Prufer, “The Living,” Fourteen Hills, collected in The Finger Bone, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Norman Dubie, “The Dun Cow and the Hag,” The American Poetry Review, collected in The City of the Olesha Fruit, Doubleday

Jay Nebel, “Paradise,” Tin House, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Caki Wilkinson, “A Supermarket in Tennessee,” Sewanee Review, collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

Terrance Hayes, “William H. Johnson,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Cate Marvin, “The Eyes of the Neighborhood,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Gabrielle Bates, “And Even After All That, No Epiphany,” Ambit, collected in Judas Goat, Tin House Books

Julia Story, “The Well,” Sixth Finch, collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Victoria Chang, “Passing,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

William Matthews, “Vasectomy,” collected in Foreseeable Futures, Ecco

David Kirby, “Hitchhike,” Birmingham Poetry Review, collected in Help Me, Information, Louisiana State University

Lynn Emanuel, “Out of Metropolis,” The Antioch Review, collected in Then, Suddenly…, University of Pittsburgh Press

Adrian Matejka, “Love Notes [Do you love…],” Wildness, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “When things repeat,” Hobart, collected in Death Prefers the Minor Keys, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “The Bodies,” Copper Nickel, collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Steven Cramer, “The Island, Part Two,” collected in Departures from Rilke, Arrowsmith Press

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, “Good Night,” The Cortland Review, collected in Seeing the Body, W. W. Norton & Company

Mary Ruefle, “Something of a Tractate,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Erika Meitner, “Nude Selfie Ode,” Poet Lore, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Erin Belieu, “Choose Your Garden,” collected in One Above & One Below, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “As a child, I ate and mourned,” Blackbird, collected in Four-Legged Girl, Graywolf Press

Kim Addonizio, “Rain,” Another Chicago Magazine, collected in Tell Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Paul Guest, “All-Purpose Elegy,” Guernica

Richard Siken, “Cover Story,Pithead Chapel

Barbara Hamby, “Ode on My Grandmother the Mohel,” New Ohio Review, Holoholo, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jessy Randall, “Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910) [1. In the Mind of Elizabeth Blackwell],” Zuzu’s Petals, collected in Mathematics for Ladies, Goldsmiths Press

Stephen Dunn, “The Last Hours,” The Southern Review, collected in Different Hours, W. W. Norton & Company

Camille Guthrie, “Family Collection,” At Length, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Joanna Penn Cooper, “The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis [I dreamed the moon was the hugest…],” collected in The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis, Brooklyn Arts Press

Carrie Fountain, “Will You?,” Poem-a-Day, collected in The Life, Penguin Books

Michael McGriff, “No Bond, No Levy,” Terrain, collected in Eternal Sentences, The University of Arkansas Press

Karyna McGlynn, “I Was Born in a Cloud,” collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Jessica L. Walsh, “No Trees for Shade,” collected in The Book of Gods & Grudges, Glass Lyre Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Heed Not the Milk Hare,” DIAGRAM, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, Ohio State University Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Break-Up-A-Thalamion,” collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Sean Singer, “Strawberry,” collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “Good Description,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Tony Hoagland, “Weather of Pain,” collected in Turn Up the Ocean, Graywolf Press

Randall Mann, “True Blue,” jubilat, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

John Ashbery, “This Room,” collected in Your Name Here, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Kathy Fagan, “Cooper’s Hawk,” Blackbird, collected in Bad Hobby, Milkweed Editions

Charles Simic, “Are Russian cannibals worse…, A week-long holiday in a glass paperweight…, The Art of Making Gods…,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Jennifer Martelli, “Delicious,” collected in All Things are Born to Change Their Shape, Small Harbor Publishing

Landon Godfrey, “Inventory of Doubts [Aviatrix and Champagne],” collected in Inventory of Doubts, Tupelo Press

Caroline Bird, “Wedding Guest,” collected in Watering Can, Carcanet Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome [At a Quarter to Midnight],” Quarterly West, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Maureen Seaton, “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,” Indiana Review, collected in Furious Cooking, University of Iowa Press

Mark Halliday, “Summer 1935,” Sycamore Review, collected in Jab, The University of Chicago Press

James Allen Hall, “Bypass,” collected in Romantic Comedy, Four Way Books

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Extinction,” AGNI, collected in Every Form of Ruin, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kerri Webster, “Relic Hall,” collected in Lapis, Wesleyan University Press

Bob Hicok, “She,” Boulevard, collected in Sex & Love &, Copper Canyon Press

Rebecca Black, “Roommates, Florida Street,” Pithead Chapel

Amorak Huey, “A Primer,” Guesthouse Lit, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Angie Estes, “Sommersonnenwende,” Ninth Letter, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Jennifer Militello, “Personality State: Prophet,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Body Thesaurus, Tupelo Press

Philip Metres, “Act Three. The Matter of One’s Flesh [3. Aaron],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Paisley Rekdal, “爾 Your,” collected in West: A Translation, Copper Canyon Press

Kendra DeColo, “Anthem,” The Collagist, collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Cindy King, “Getting Over,” collected in Zoonotic, Tinderbox Editions

George Bilgere, “Anna Karenina,” Tar River Poetry, collected in Central Air, University of Pittsburgh Press

Bianca Stone, “Drunk during Creation,” Powder Keg, collected in What is Otherwise Infinite, Tin House Books

Ron Koertge, “Since You Asked,” collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

Catherine Pierce, “Heroines,” Pleiades, collected in The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “The Claw of God,” collected in Department of Elegy, Black Lawrence Press

Catherine Barnett, “Uncertainty Principle at Dawn,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Caki Wilkinson, “Hope and Neoliberalism,” collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

Cate Marvin, “Days of 1994,” Narrative Magazine, collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Melissa Stein, “Montgomery Inn,” collected in Terrible Blooms, Copper Canyon Press

Joe Weil, “Painting the Christmas Trees,” Red Brick Review, collected in Painting the Christmas Trees, Texas Review Press

Frances Klein, “Resume,” Sheila-Na-Gig

Elisa Gonzalez, “After My Brother’s Death, I Reflect on the Iliad,” collected in Grand Tour, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Dora Malech, “Four Weeks,” Plume, collected in Flourish, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Sommer Browning, “The Opposite of Love,” New York Quarterly, collected in Either Way I’m Celebrating, Birds, LLC

David Tomas Martinez, “Calaveras (5),” collected in Hustle, Sarabande Books

David Berman, “The Moon,” collected in Actual Air, Drag City

Jane Miller, “Street of Dreams,” collected in Thunderbird, Copper Canyon Press

Gabrielle Bates, “Rosification,” Washington Square Review, collected in Judas Goat, Tin House Books

Julia Story, “Houses.,” collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Victoria Chang, “What Can We Call It,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

David Kirby, “Patience,” collected in I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay, Orchises Press

Adrian Matejka, “Bullet Parts: Rim (Brass),” collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin

Matthew Minicucci, “Nostalgia,” Pithead Chapel

Lauren Shapiro, “Patience, Patient,” Forklift, Ohio, collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Mary Ruefle, “On the Beach,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Erika Meitner, “The Replication Machine,” Southern Indiana Review, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Erin Belieu, “The Last of the Gentlemen Heartbreakers,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “It seems, back then, there was a mythic teapot,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Four-Legged Girl, Graywolf Press

Kim Addonizio, “Nothing,” 33 Review, collected in Tell Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Barbara Hamby, “Ode on the Moon, Pontormo, and Losing My Mind,” American Poetry Review, Holoholo, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jason Bredle, “Fight Night,” DIAGRAM, collected in Pain Fantasy, Red Morning Press

Andrea Cohen, “Springfield,” The New Yorker

Terrance Hayes, “What It Look Like,” collected in How to Be Drawn, Penguin Books

Stephen Dunn, “The Same Cold,” The Southern Review, collected in Different Hours, W. W. Norton & Company

Camille Guthrie, “Wise Woman,” Pleiades, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Louise Glück, “Siren,” collected in Meadowlands, Ecco

Carrie Fountain, “Working Mother Poem,” collected in Instant Winner, Penguin Books

Michael McGriff, “Why I Am Obsessed with Horses,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Early Hour, Copper Canyon Press

Karyna McGlynn, “I Stand Outside This Woman’s Work,” Arts & Letters, collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Kathryn Nuernberger, “The End of Pink,” collected in The End of Pink, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kiki Petrosino, “Souvenir,” collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Sean Singer, “Glands and Nerves,” Jewish Currents, collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natasha Sajé, “Palette,” The Georgia Review, collected in The Future Will Call You Something Else, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “Weekend,” The New York Review of Books, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Hala Alyan, “Barbie,” collected in Atrium, Three Rooms Press

Jesse Lee Kercheval, “Blue Plate,” collected in Dog Angel, University of Pittsburgh Press

Marge Piercy, “For the young who want to,” Mother Jones, collected in Circles on the Water, Alfred A. Knopf

Randall Mann, “Nothing,” Poetry, collected in Proprietary, Persea Books

Stephanie Young, “love poem (you’re a little too good at speaking on my behalf),” The Nation

Courtney Bush, “Katelyn,” collected in I Love Information, Milkweed Editions

Alice Fulton, “Beauty School,” collected in Coloratura On A Silence Found In Many Expressive Systems, W. W. Norton & Company

Richard Siken, “Parataxis,” The Adroit Journal

Katie Farris, “Standing in the Forest of Being Alive,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Standing in the Forest of Being Alive, Alice James Books

Alex Tretbar, “Sturnella Neglecta,” Pithead Chapel

B. H. Fairchild, “Spatula,” River Styx, collected in An Ordinary Life, W. W. Norton & Company

Jacqueline Allen Trimble, “Sonnet for Where We Are Now,” South Florida Poetry Journal, collected in How To Survive The Apocalypse, NewSouth Books

Anders Carlson-Wee, “B&B,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Disease of Kings, W. W. Norton & Company

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [A person I knew for a short time…],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Sara Borjas, “Aztlán,” collected in Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff, Noemi Press

Amorak Huey, “Self-Portrait Following a Trail of Reese’s Pieces,” Radar Poetry, collected in Boom Box, Sundress Publications

Bob Hicok, “Pedagogy,” collected in Red Rover Red Rover, Copper Canyon Press

Kendra DeColo, “Clitoris,” collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Cindy King, “Ten-Piece Dark,” Hawaiʻi Review, collected in Zoonotic, Tinderbox Editions

George Bilgere, “Moxie,” Tar River Poetry, collected in Central Air, University of Pittsburgh Press

Bianca Stone, “Artichokes,” The New Yorker, collected in What is Otherwise Infinite, Tin House Books

Ron Koertge, “Trivial,” collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Catherine Pierce, “She Considers Trading Her Secrets,” Anti-, collected in The Girls of Peculiar, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “A Backpack Full of Knives,” collected in Department of Elegy, Black Lawrence Press

Norman Dubie, “The Obscure,” The American Poetry Review, collected in In the Dead of the Night, University of Pittsburgh Press

Caki Wilkinson, “Juvenilia,” The Hopkins Review, collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

Cate Marvin, “Nostalgia is A,” collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Julia Story, “How She Was Tempted.,” diode, collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

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

Patricia Spears Jones, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Liz in Lingerie,” Court Green, collected in Femme du Monde, Tia Chucha Press

Gregory Lawless, “It’s Okay,” Souvenir

Lucia Perillo, “In the Confessional Mode, with a Borrowed Movie Trope,” collected in Luck is Luck, Random House

Carolyn Oliver, “Night Ocean,” Nimrod, collected in Night Ocean, Seven Kitchens Press

Nicole Callihan, “103 Pine Ln.,” Whale Road Review

Gaia Rajan, “Runaway,” swamp pink

Kelly Weber, “After the RN Warns Me About the Blood,” Waxwing

Larry Levis, “Those Graves in Rome,” collected in Winter Stars, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kathy Fish, “Procession,” swamp pink

Airea D. Matthews, “March, 1969,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, collected in Bread and Circus, Scribner

Jane Miller, “Memory,” collected in Thunderbird, Copper Canyon Press

Kevin Prufer, “Memory,” Southeast Review

Lynn Emanuel, “Tourists,” collected in Hotel Fiesta, University of Illinois Press

Mary Ruefle, “As a Man Thinketh,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Erika Meitner, “On the Road,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, “Brother,” collected in Black Swan, University of Pittsburgh Press

Erin Belieu, “In the Graveyard,” collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “Threnody,” The Adirondack Review

Devin Johnston, “Friday Night,” collected in Mosses and Lichens, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Kim Addonizio, “Beginning with His Body and Ending in a Small Town,” Another Chicago Magazine, collected in Tell Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Paul Guest, “Some Things I Would Like to Forget about America,” Poetry

Bob Hicok, “The Art of Sanctification,” Poetry Northwest, collected in Plus Shipping, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Megan Fernandes, “Catskills,” TriQuarterly, collected in I Do Everything I’m Told, Tin House Books

Jessy Randall, “Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910) [2. Elizabeth Blackwell Loses Her Depth Perception],” Zuzu’s Petals, collected in Mathematics for Ladies, Goldsmiths Press

Richard Siken, “Balcony,” Wildness

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to Laundromats,” Holoholo, University of Pittsburgh Press

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, “Who by Fire,” collected in Seeing the Body, W. W. Norton & Company

Charles Simic, “The World Doesn’t End [My father loved the strange books…, Lots of people around here have been taken…, An arctic voyager with a room to cross…,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Kathy Fagan, “Foreshortening,” Numéro Cinq, collected in Bad Hobby, Milkweed Editions

George Bilgere, “Last Night,” collected in Central Air, University of Pittsburgh Press

Angie Estes, “You Were About,” collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Philip Metres, “Act Two. This Tide of Blood [1. Adina],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Caroline Bird, “The Videos,” collected in Watering Can, Carcanet Press

James Allen Hall, “Gift,” collected in Romantic Comedy, Four Way Books

Mark Halliday, “Olivier Bergmann,” collected in Jab, The University of Chicago Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Love Song as Iphigenia in a Teen Movie Asked to Prom as Part of a Prank,” Gulf Coast, collected in Every Form of Ruin, University of Pittsburgh Press

Landon Godfrey, “Inventory of Doubts [Boa, Feet, and Boulder],” collected in Inventory of Doubts, Tupelo Press

Elisa Gonzalez, “Failed Essay on Privilege,” The New Yorker, collected in Grand Tour, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

David Tomas Martinez, “Calaveras (6),” collected in Hustle, Sarabande Books

Stephen Dunn, “Oklahoma City,” American Poetry Review, collected in Different Hours, W. W. Norton & Company

Sommer Browning, “Foaming Doberman,” collected in Either Way I’m Celebrating, Birds, LLC

Adrian Matejka, “Somebody Else Sold the World [When I was a kid…],” The American Poetry Review, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin

Maya Pindyck, “Piss Starshine,” collected in Emoticoncert, Four Way Books

Brian Teare, “Doomstead Days,” Oversound, collected in Doomstead Days, Nightboat Books

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2022 POEMS

Erika Meitner, “Jackhammering Limestone,” Tin House, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Keith Kopka, “Georgic on the Boston Comma,” The Cincinnati Review, collected in Count Four, University of Tampa Press

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

Catherine Pierce, “We Are in Love,” Arts & Letters, collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

David Kirby, “Racing Through Pittsburgh with Annie Dillard,” Smartish Pace, collected in Help Me, Information, Louisiana State University

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Wild Apples,” collected in Wild Apples, Ethel

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

Eduardo C. Corral, “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel [Perro que no anda…],” Poetry, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Kevin Prufer, “House Sitter,” collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Cindy King, Survivor’s Guide to Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Life-Imploding Tragedies, and Various Other Kinds of Human Suffering (Abridged),” The New Southern Fugitives

Philip Metres, “According to This Midrash,” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Carrie Fountain, “The Continental Divide,” collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Amorak Huey, “Everything I Know About Life I Earned from 1980s Action Shows,” Split Lip, collected in Boom Box, Sundress Publications

Leigh Stein, “Plague as Literary Motif,” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Katie Schmid, “At their first meeting, my first boyfriend asks my father, ‘So, what was prison like?,’” collected in Nowhere, University of New Mexico Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Steven Riel, “Rosemary Woodhouse,” Ethel, collected in Edgemere, Lily Poetry Review Books

Jack Gilbert, “Perspective He Would Mutter Going to Bed,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Steven Cramer, “After Tomaž Šalamun,” New England Review, collected in Listen, Mad Hat Press

Aria Aber, “Schöheit / Beauty,” collected in Hard Damage, University of Nebraska Press

Jay Nebel, “The Pond,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Didi Jackson, “kill lies all,” Ploughshares, collected in Moon Jar, Red Hen Press

Phillip B. Williams, “Final Poem for a King,” collected in Mutiny, Penguin Books

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Those Notes We Compose,” Here, collected in Not All Saints, Bitter Oleander Press

Angie Estes, “How to Know When the Dead Are Dead,” The American Scholar, collected in Enchantée, Oberlin College Press

Barbara Hamby, “The Lotus Eaters: Ode on My Pothead Nephews,” Hanging Loose, collected in Bird Odyssey, University of Pittsburgh Press

Andrea Cohen, “Fontainebleau,” Plume, collected in Nightshade, Four Way Books

Rachel Mennies, “July 16, 2016,” The Adroit Journal, collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Laura Kasischke, “Miss Congeniality,” New England Review, collected in Lilies Without, Ausable Press

Catherine Barnett, “The Amenities,” Poetry International, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Barbara Duffey, “The Theoktistria,” Blackbird

Connie Voisine, “We Are Crossing Soon,” collected in Calle Florista, The University of Chicago Press

A.D. Lauren-Abunassar, “Abandoned Sestina,” Rattle

Camille Guthrie, “To Bring You News,” On the Seawall, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Bob Hicok, “Still,” collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Victoria Chang, “I Once Had a Good Boss,” diode, collected in The Boss, McSweeney’s

Victoria Redel, “Some Crazy Dancing,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Lauren Shapiro, “Cenotaph,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Mary Ruefle, “Bath Time,” collected in Dunce, Wave Books

Hannah Gamble, “Despite Its Promising Title, The ABCs of Death Proved to Be a Subpar Film,” The Southeast Review, collected in The Traditional Feel of the Ballroom, Trio House Press, Inc.

Heid E. Erdrich, “Not,” collected in Little Big Bully, Penguin Books

Erin Hoover, “The Evacuation Shadow,” Sugar House Review

Lisel Mueller, “Palindrome,” collected in Alive Together, Louisiana State University Press

Kathleen Rooney, “The Sweet and Fleshy Product of a Tree or Other Plant,” Brevity

Diane Wald, “My Undertaker Wears a Sweet Cologne,” The Laurel Review, collected in The Warhol Pillows, Finishing Line Press

Adrian Matejka, “*Vital Juices (1975 Version),” collected in Standing on the Verge of Getting It On & Maggot Brain, Third Man Books

Cammy Thomas, “Neighbors,” collected in Tremors, Four Way Books

Melissa Crowe, “I want to tell you what poverty gave me—,” New England Review

Dorianne Laux, “Family Stories,” Ploughshares, collected in Only as the Day Is Long, W. W. Norton & Company

Maggie Smith, “The Hum,” New England Review, collected in Goldenrod, One Signal Publishers

Franz Wright, “To a Blossoming Nut Case,” collected in The Beforelife, Knopf

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

Aliyah Cotton, “Plastic Bag from Corner Store Laments the Self,” Poetry

Natalie Shapero, “The English End,” Sewanee Theological Review, collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Sean Shearer, “Nothing Gets Crossed Out,” collected in Red Lemons, University of Akron Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Civilization,” Quarterly West

Danusha Laméris, “Dressing for the Burial,” American Poetry Review, collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Diane Seuss, “Colette,” The Adirondack Review

Kim Addonizio, “Animals,” American Poetry Review, collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Jennifer Militello, “A Dictionary of the Symphony in the Voice of Ludwig van Beethoven,” Iowa Review, collected in A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments, Tupelo Press

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [During the storm your ashes drop],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Megan Fernandes, “In Which I Become a Mythology and Also, Executed,” CURA magazine, collected in Good Boys, Tin House Books

Katie Condon, “Desire is a Sickness,” collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Meghan Privitello, “The Minotaur,” The Kenyon Review, One God at a Time, YesYes Books

Marc McKee, “What Isn’t Rubble,” Crazyhorse, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Kendra DeColo, “I Pump Milk like a Boss,” Los Angeles Review, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jaswinder Bolina, “Make Believe,” Ploughshares, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Heather Christle, “Wallpaper Everywhere Even the Ceiling,” Harpur Palate, collected in What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press

Paul Guest, “After Damascus: 4,” collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Michael McGriff, “Five for the Roofer,” American Literary Review, collected in Dismantling the Hills, University of Pittsburgh Press

Emilia Phillips, “‘You should write a poem about that,’ they say,” The Cincinnati Review, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Terrance Hayes, “Hip Logic,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Kathryn Nuernberger, “The Gazelle,” Lake Effect, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, Ohio State University Press

Ron Koertge, “Flying to Nevada with Ten Thousand Dollars in My Sock,” 5 AM, collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

Ellen Bass, “Not Dead Yet,” Poet Lore, collected in Indigo, Copper Canyon Press

Eugenia Leigh, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Secret Knock,” The Adroit Journal

Erika Meitner, “Peregrinus,” Bennington Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Catherine Pierce, “In Which I Imagine Myself into a Film Noir,” collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

Heather Madden, “Excerpts (x-xvi) from Accretion: What Breaks Becomes the Binding Agent,” Pithead Chapel

P. Scott Cunningham, “Now a Word about Twentieth Century Music,” Floating Wolf Quarterly, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

David Kirby, “Siberia,” Missouri Review, collected in The Biscuit Joint, Louisiana State University Press

Susan Nguyen, “Suzi’s Mother Does Nails,” collected in Dear Diaspora, University of Nebraska Press

Sarah Galvin, “The Room of Disembodied Excitement,” Pinwheel, collected in The Three Einsteins, Poor Claudia

Kevin Prufer, “In Small Spaces,” The Southern Review, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Cindy King, “Immaculate Conception,” collected in Easy Street, Dancing Girl Press

Carrie Fountain, “Getting Better,” collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Julia Story, “Boathouse,” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Randall Mann, “Days,” The Arkansas International

Leigh Stein, “Outside Time,” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Sean Cole, “Prose for Sharon Mesmer” collected in After These Messages, Lunar Chandelier Press

Katie Schmid, “Nowhere,” Hobart, collected in Nowhere, University of New Mexico Press

Jack Gilbert, “Textures,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Mary Biddinger, “Hot Tears,” DIAGRAM

Steven Cramer, “Clangings [Okay, here’s what we did…],” Crazyhorse, collected in Clangings, Sarabande Books

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Ask the Rain What It Knows,” collected in Not All Saints, Bitter Oleander Press

Angie Estes, “The House in Good Taste,” The Manhattan Review, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Autobiography of My Hungers,” Poetry, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Barbara Hamby, “9 Sonnets from the Psalms,” Five Points, collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Rachel Mennies, “March 5, 2017,” collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Keith Kopka, “Poem Misquoting Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians,” Solstice

Jay Nebel, “Unicorn,” Narrative, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Laura Kasischke, “Gray, as Flowers,” collected in Fire & Flower, Alice James Books

Catherine Barnett, “The Material World,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Philip Metres, “A Concordance of Leaves [& though some seaside café],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Camille Guthrie, “Upon Reading Milton,” The Volta, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Bob Hicok, “Reunion,” Tar River Poetry, collected in Plus Shipping, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “Silver Hill,” collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Kiki Petrosino, “Doubloon Oath,” Los Angeles Review of Books, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Kristin Bock, “Uncanny Valleys,” FENCE Magazine, collected in Glass Bikini, Tupelo Press

Landon Godfrey, “Cigarette,” collected in Inventory of Doubts, Tupelo Press

Mary Ruefle, “Earthly Failure,” collected in Dunce, Wave Books

Hannah Gamble, “Empty Movie Theater,” collected in The Traditional Feel of the Ballroom, Trio House Press, Inc.

Cammy Thomas, “Our Father,” collected in Tremors, Four Way Books

Carmen Gimenez Smith, “Owl Bits and Bits,” collected in Goodbye, Flicker, University of Massachusetts Press

Christopher Spaide, “Fair Trade Sonnet,” Ploughshares

Nicole Hefner Callihan, “A Difficult Day,” Witness

Aimee Seu, “Rich Friend,” Philadelphia Stories

Jordan Stempleman, “Call Me,” Laurel Review

Joanna Fuhrman, “Ten Months After My Mother’s Death,” South Florida Poetry Journal

Rosebud Ben-Oni, “Bang a Gong Get It On,” Copper Nickel

Charles Kell, “Nineteenth-Century American Literature,” collected in Cage of Lit Glass, Autumn House Press

Kathleen Rooney, “The State or Period of Being a Child,” Court Green

Keith Kopka, “The First Time I Ask a Woman to Dance,” Ocean State Review

Kathryn Smith, “Chronic and Nameless,” Laurel Review, collected in Self-Portrait with Cephalopod, Milkweed Editions

Karyna McGlynn, “Application to Model for Helmut Newton,” Matter, collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Sean Singer, “Form Is the Shape of Content,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Tony Trigilio, “On Poetics,” Laurel Review

Charles Simic, “In a forest of question marks,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

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

Katie Condon, “A Covered Dish,” New Ohio Review

Natalie Shapero, “Totally Under the Water,” The Believer, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Kim Addonizio, “Happiness Report,” Southword, collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Danusha Laméris, “Reading My Valetine’s Poem to Frank X. Gaspar,” American Poetry Review, collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Amorak Huey, “Pastoral with Rosé,” The Southern Review, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Diane Seuss, “The potato sack filled with toys was beautiful,” Tar River Poetry, collected in Four-Legged Girl, Graywolf Press

Dorianne Laux, “Afterlife,” Quercus Review, collected in Facts About the Moon, W. W. Norton & Company

Jennifer Militello, “Dear B, [Two months of spasms],” Fusion, collected in A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments, Tupelo Press

Meghan Privitello, “Feral,” collected in A New Language for Falling Out of Love, YesYes Books

Marc McKee, “Fan Mail 2: Nanny Time Approacheth,” The Offending Adam, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Adrian Matejka, “On the B Side,” Poetry, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin Books

Victoria Chang, “The Cold Before the Moonrise,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

Jennifer Martelli, “Oracular,” On the Seawall, collected in The Queen of Queens, Bordighera Press

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to My Prison,” Literary Matters, collected in Holoholo, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “On the Cusp of 36 I Remember the Only Republican at My College Gave Me Head and I Didn’t Come,” Great River Review, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Paul Guest, “After Damascus: 6,” South Dakota Review, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Michael McGriff, “My Uncle Would Visit,” collected in Dismantling the Hills, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jaswinder Bolina, “Troposphere,” Qualm, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Emilia Phillips, “My OB/GYN Suggests I Consider Cosmetic Labiaplasty,” Grist, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Letter Home,” 32 Poems, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Ron Koertge, “Rumplestiltskin,” Oh No, collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Stephanie Burt, “In Memory of the Rock Band Breaking Circus,” collected in Belmont, Graywolf Press

Ellen Bass, “A Child Is Born,” collected in The Human Line, Copper Canyon Press

Terrance Hayes, “Mr. T—,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Erika Meitner, Too Strong,Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Catherine Pierce, “Lesson,” diode, collected in The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books

P. Scott Cunningham, “Dear Goose,” Abe’s Penny, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Victoria Redel, “Talking Angel,” Shankpainter, collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Heather Christle, “We Are Not Getting Anywhere,” collected in What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press

David Kirby, “The Voice in the Other Room,” Southern Review, collected in The Biscuit Joint, Louisiana State University Press

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

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

Kevin Prufer, “Into the Weeds,” collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Cindy King, “What It Is,” collected in Easy Street, Dancing Girl Press

Cate Marvin, “War on Fun,” Fence

Jay Nebel, “Robert Frank: The Americans,” Southern Humanities Review, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “Cautionary Film,” collected in Partial Genius, Black Lawrence Press

Carrie Fountain, “Poem Made of Revisions,” collected in The Life, Penguin Books

Steven Cramer, “Clangings [A finch in my chest flinches…],” Slate, collected in Clangings, Sarabande Books

Julia Story, “Indiana Bardo,” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Gregory Lawless, “Riprap,” Salamander, collected in Foreclosure, Back Pages Publishers

Leigh Stein, “St. Elmo’s Fire (1985),” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Katie Schmid, “white horse and the moon,” collected in Nowhere, University of New Mexico Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel [In the desert, the moon…],” Poetry, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Jack Gilbert, “In Dispraise of Poetry,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “The Dead Are Everywhere Telling Us Things,” collected in The Dead Are Everywhere Telling Us Things, Jacar Press

Barbara Hamby, “Who Do Mambo,” Boulevard, collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Paul Guest, “All I Know,” The American Poetry Review

Philip Metres, “A Concordance of Leaves [& having been warned],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Rachel Mennies, “December 3, 2016,” American Poetry Review, collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Catherine Barnett, “Forensics,” Poetry International, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Al Maginnes, “Iggy Pop Died For Our Sins,” Birmingham Poetry Review

Camille Guthrie, “Magical Object,” Interim: A Journal, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Bob Hicok, “The Life,” collected in Plus Shipping, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “When,” collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Landon Godfrey, “Marriage,” collected in Inventory of Doubts, Tupelo Press

Carmen Giménez Smith, “Southern Cone,” Harper’s, collected in Be Recorder, Graywolf Press

Angie Estes, “Clauses After Verbs of Fearing,” The Plume Anthology of Poetry, 2013, collected in Parole, Oberlin College Press

Kristin Bock, “Barn Burning,” Aperçus, collected in Glass Bikini, Tupelo Press

Mary Ruefle, “My Timid Eternity,” collected in Indeed I Was Pleased with the World, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Em Palughi, “Alabama Pace,” Black Warrior Review

Hannah Gamble, “Holy People,” The Ampersand Review, collected in The Traditional Feel of the Ballroom, Trio House Press, Inc.

Karyna McGlynn, “It’s Sadder If You’re a Girl,” collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Danusha Laméris, “Bonfire Opera,” American Poetry Review, collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Erin Belieu, “The Problem of the Domestic,” Prairie Schooner, collected in Slant Six, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Singer, “Antivenom,” collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “The Lone Acceptable Application of Daylight,” Narrative, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Kim Addonizio, “Stray Sparks,” The Dark Horse, collected in Mortal Trash, W. W. Norton & Company

Amorak Huey, “Dungeon Master’s Guide to Eight Grade,” The Collagist, collected in Boom Box, Sundress Publications

Diane Seuss, “[Lately, I’ve been feeling about poetry],” Guesthouse, collected in Frank, Graywolf Press

Dorianne Laux, “Staff Sgt. Metz,” collected in The Book of Men, W. W. Norton & Company

Jennifer Militello, “Personality State: Persephone,” Midway Journal, collected in Body Thesaurus, Tupelo Press

Adrian Matejka, “It Was Over Way Back Then,” Tin House, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin Books

Victoria Chang, “To the Face in the Mirror,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

Jennifer Martelli, “Honeymoon During the Reagan Administration,” 3 Elements Literary Review, collected in The Queen of Queens, Bordighera Press

Barbara Hamby, “Ode on Killing Sadness,” The American Poetry Review, Holoholo, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “I Don’t Think Neruda Was Thinking of My Tampon,” Columbia Journal, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Michael McGriff, “The Residence of the Night,” American Poetry Review, collected in Home Burial, Copper Canyon Press

Jaswinder Bolina, “Love Song of the Assimilated,” Guernica, collected in The 44th of July, Omnidawn Publishing

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” Hobart, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Ron Koertge, “Future Farmers of America,” collected in Vampire Planet, Red Hen Press

Ellen Bass, “Sleeping in My Mother’s Bed,” The Seattle Review, collected in The Human Line, Copper Canyon Press

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin (Why someone would crowd into a church),” collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

Erika Meitner, “The Seeming Impenetrability of the Space Between,” Poet Lore, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Catherine Pierce, “Gestational Size Equivalency Chart,” The Shore, collected in Danger Days, Saturnalia Books

P. Scott Cunningham, “And from the Chimney Issues the Smoke,” collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Victoria Redel, “Watching Love,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Heather Christle, “Hospitality,” The Missouri Review

David Kirby, “High School,” Missouri Review, collected in Help Me, Information, Louisiana State University

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

Kevin Prufer, “Archaeology,” collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Randall Mann, “Early Morning on Market Street,” Poetry, collected in Breakfast with Thom Gunn, The University of Chicago Press

Cindy King, “Crescendo,” So to Speak

Cate Marvin, “Trying Too Hard,” Narrative

Rodney Jones, “Rain on Tin,” Five Points, collected in Salvation Blues, Mariner Books

Jay Nebel, “Men,” Ploughshares, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Mariah Whelan, “Tarot/Death,” At Length

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “After Tolstoy,” diode

Emily Lawson, “Viewing Car,” The Adroit Journal

Mary Biddinger, “Saint Monica at the Oakleaf Suites,” collected in Saint Monica, Black Lawrence Press

Carrie Fountain, “The Change,” collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Ashley Capps, “Kindly,” American Poetry Review

Andrea Cohen, “Self Portrait with Eraser,” Kenyon Review, collected in Everything, Four Way Books

Traci Brimhall, “Admissions Essay,” SWWIM Every Day

Matthew Dickman, “About Love,” collected in Husbandry, W.W. Norton & Company

Erika Meitner, “What I’m saying is that the planet is on fucking fire,” Oxford American

C.D. Wright, “Tours,” collected in Translation of the Gospel Back Into Tongues, State University of New York Press

William Matthews, “Mingus at The Showplace,” Poetry, collected in Time & Money, Ecco

Nicky Beer, “Dear Bruce Wayne,” Cherry Tree, collected in Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes, Milkweed Editions

Aimee Seu, “Nikki Lyn,” collected in Velvet Hounds, University of Akron Press

Nicole Callihan, “The Cat Is Black,” Sixth Finch

Ray A. Young Bear, “A Season of Provocations and Other Ethnic Dreams,” collected in The Rock Island Hiking Club, University of Iowa Press

Maxine Chernoff, “Breasts,” collected in New Faces of 1952, Ithaca House

Heather McHugh, “So Thick?,” collected in The Father of the Predicaments, Wesleyan University Press

Jason Bredle, “Girls, Look Out for Todd Bernstein,” collected in Standing in Line for the Beast, New Issues

Phyllis Moore, “Why I Hate Martin Frobisher,” Tri-Quarterly, collected in Seriously Funny, University of Georgia Press

Gary Soto, “The Wrestler’s Heart,” collected in Home Course in Religion, Chronicle Books

Lynne McMahon, “We Take Our Children to Ireland,” The Southern Review, collected in Seriously Funny, University of Georgia Press

Terrance Hayes, “Harryette Mullen Lecture on the American Dream,” collected in Wind in a Box, Penguin Books

Matthew Zapruder, “Canada,” collected in The Pajamaist, Copper Canyon Press

Jim Daniels, “Outdoor Chef,” collected in Waiting in Line for the Exterminator, Wayne State University Press

Adrian Blevins, “Failing the Republic,” collected in The Brass Girl Brouhaha, Copper Canyon Press

Stephen Dunn, “Decorum,” collected in New and Selected Poems: 1974 – 1994, W.W. Norton & Company

Jeffrey Harrison, “Fork,” collected in Incomplete Knowledge, Four Way Books

Bob Hicok, “Fieldwork,” collected in Plus Shipping, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Nin Andrews, “The Book of Lies,” The Paris Review, collected in Why They Grow Wings, Silver Fish Review Press

Kim Addonizio, “Bad Girl,” collected in What Is This Thing Called Love, W.W. Norton & Company

Charles Simic, “The Devils,” collected in The Book of Gods and Devils, Mariner Books

Rodney Jones, “Blasphemy,” collected in Transparent Gestures, HarperCollins

Lucia Perillo, “Fubar,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Luck is Luck, Random House

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

Jennifer L. Knox, “Chicken Bucket,” collected in A Gringo Like Me, Bloof Books

Sara Eliza Johnson, “Fallout,” collected in Vapor, Milkweed Editions

Kathleen Rooney, “One Authorized to Perform the Sacred Rites,” Cimarron Review, collected in Where Are the Snows, The University Press of SHSU

C.D. Wright, “Bent Tones,” collected in Translations of the Gospel Back Into Tongues, State University of New York Press

Karyna McGlynn, “When You’re Seventeen Everything Sounds like a Secret Anthem to Doom,” Poetry

Michael McGriff, “1995,” Terrain, collected in Eternal Sentences, The University of Arkansas Press

Kathy Fagan, “Dedicated,” Pleiades, collected in Bad Hobby, Milkweed Editions

Alison Powell, “Missing File #7: Nomen Nudum,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, collected in Boats in the Attic, Fordham University Press

Jessica L. Walsh, “When my daughter tells me I was never punk,” Nixes Mate Review, collected in The Book of Gods & Grudges, Glass Lyre Press

Nicole Callihan, “The Paper Anniversary (2),” Heroin Chic

Sean Singer, “Fire Unknown Even to Yourself,” Jewish Currents, collected in Today in the Taxi, Tupelo Press

Natalie Shapero, “Ohio on TV,” Mississippi Review, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Erin Hoover, “The nineties,” Gargoyle Magazine

Aria Aber, “America,” Poetry, collected in The Best American Poetry 2022, Scribner

Camille T. Dungy, “Let Me,” The New Yorker, collected The Best American Poetry 2022, Scribner

Joshua Bennett, “Trash (All the men I loved were dead),” The Kenyon Review, collected in The Study of Human Life, Penguin Books

Chen Chen, “Study Abroad,” City News, collected in Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Amorak Huey, “A Scene Destined for the Cutting Room Floor,” Apple Valley Review, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Jennifer Militello, “&,” American Poetry Review, collected in The Pact, Tupelo Press

Victoria Chang, “Calling Late,” collected in The Trees Witness Everything, Copper Canyon Press

Tracy Fuad, “Considering the Unit of the Day,” Pigeon Pages, collected in about:blank, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “Weaning, I Listen to Tyler, the Creator,” Tin House, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jaswinder Bolina, “Ultrasonic,” Qualm, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Christmas Night,” Ninth Letter, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, The Ohio State University Press

Ron Koertge, “Traffic,” collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Jennifer Barber, “Reinante,” Harvard Review, collected in Rigging the Wind, Kore Press

Terrance Hayes, “Squawk,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Russell Jaffe, “Participation belly button,” collected in This Super Doom I Aver, Poets Democracy

Erika Meitner, “My List of True Facts,” The Believer, collected in Useful Junk, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Grace Cavalieri, “Give It Up,” collected in Poems: New & Selected, Vision Library Publications

Carolyn Oliver, “John Donne and Leonard Cohen at the End of the World,” BOOTH, collected in Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble, The University of Utah Press

Nicky Beer, “Our Sister, Who Is Anger,” The Journal

David Kirby, “Bring Me My Arrows of Desire,” South Florida Poetry Journal

Caki Wilkinson, “Jocks,” Kenyon Review, collected in The Survival Expo, Persea Books

C.D. Wright, “What No One Could Have Told Them,” Sulfur, collected in String Light, The University of Georgia Press

Lynn Emanuel, “Homage to Sharon Stone,” collected in Then, Suddenly—, University of Pittsburgh Press

David Hernandez, “Marina Abramović’s Gaze,” Zócalo Public Square, collected in Hello I Must Be Going, University of Pittsburgh Press

Catherine Pierce, “Love Poem to Sinister Moments,” Mid-American Review, collected in Animals of Habit, The Kent State University Press

P. Scott Cunningham, “Against Surrealism,” Maggy, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Gregory Lawless, “Factoryville Eclogue,” collected in Foreclosure, Back Pages Publishers

Soren Stockman, “My Brother,” The Louisville Review, collected in Elephant, Four Way Books

Katie Condon, “When the professor asked the workshop, Who among us now will speak about poetry ideologically? I thought with abandon ME! & then,” collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

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

Kevin Prufer, “And He Will Guide My Craft,” AGNI, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Jay Nebel, “World Peace,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “Battle Hymn of the Roommate,” DIAGRAM

Carrie Fountain, “Starting Small,” Cimarron Review, collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Rae Armantrout, “Who’s Who,” collected in Finalists, Wesleyan University Press

Adrian Blevins, “Pastoral,” Copper Nickel, collected in Appalachians Run Amok, Two Sylvias Press

C. T. Salazar, “Noah’s Nameless Wife Sees a Golden Bust of Joan of Arc,” collected in Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking, Acre Books

Randall Mann, “The Fall of 1992,” Poetry, collected in Straight Razor, Persea Books

Cate Marvin, “Ice Cream in February,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Event Horizon, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “There is One Blue River,” Nine Mile, collected in Not All Saints, Bitter Oleander Press

William Matthews, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing,” collected in Blues If You Want, Ecco

Marc McKee, “Kite Shepherd (2),” collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Julia Story, “Monstress,” Mount Island, collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Work

Leigh Stein, “My Therapist Gave Me Permission to Want to Lose Weight Without Bringing Gloria Steinem into It,” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Jennifer Tseng, “Another Immigrant in Love,” Hawai’i Review, collected in The Man with My Face, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Dorothy Barresi, “Group Therapy Lounge, Columbia, South Carolina,” Poetry Northwest, collected in All of the Above, Penguin Books

Kathy Fish, “You Were Only Waiting for This Moment to Arrive,” Ghost Parachute

W.J. Herbert, “After a Miscarriage, My Daughter Asks,” collected in Dear Specimen, Beacon Press

Noor Hindi, “In a Dream, I Get Married in an Abandoned Mall,” Crazyhorse, collected in Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow, Haymarket Books

Mark Halliday, “Non-Tenured,” collected in Selfwolf, The University of Chicago Press

Cynthia Marie Hoffman, “None of This Happened,” Smartish Pace

Emily Skaja, “Aubade with Attention to Pathos,” collected in Brute, Graywolf Press

Adam Day, “Nothing’s Branch,” Descant, collected in Nothing’s Branch, Bottlecap Press

Sam Cha, “Motherfuckers Talking Shit About American Sonnets,” Clarion

Rebecca Hazelton, “Sexy Is the Least Interesting,” Poetry

Ama Codjoe, “On Seeing and Being Seen,” The Common, collected in Bluest Nude, Milkweed Editions

Carla Sarett, “Goodbye Fugue,” Anti-Heroin Chic, collected in She Has Visions, Main St. Rag

Rachel Mennies, “February 26, 2017,” collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Camille Guthrie, “A Young Daughter of the Picts,” The Iowa Review, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Lauren Shapiro, “Don’t Go There,” collected in Arena, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Steven Cramer, “Clangings [So I left my apartment…],” Sugar House Review, collected in Clangings, Sarabande Books

Tishani Doshi, “Nation,” Granta, collected in A God at the Door, Copper Canyon Press

Charles Kell, “The Lost Boy,” collected in Cage of Lit Glass, Autumn House Press

Angie Estes, “Heart,” Cerise Press, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Rio Cortez, “Black Annie Hall,” Prairie Schooner, collected in Golden Ax, Penguin Books

Kristin Bock, “Broken Mirror,” collected in Glass Bikini, Tupelo Press

Mary Ruefle, “Lightly, Very Lightly,” collected in Dunce, Wave Books

Erin Belieu, “On Being Fired Again,” The New York Times, collected in One Above and One Below, Copper Canyon Press

Diane Seuss, “Blue-ish,” Iterant

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Jennifer Martelli, “Hot Things to Me Are Not Dark,” The Coop

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to a Chickadee at Troy,” Cherry Tree, collected in Bird Odyssey, University of Pittsburgh Press

Heather Christle, “How Long is the Heliopause,” collected in Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press

Eduardo C. Corral, “Around Every Circle Another Can Be Drawn,” Poetry London, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Bob Hicok, “O my pa-pa,” collected in Red Rover Red Rover, Copper Canyon Press

Paul Guest, “Theories of Revenge,” The Missouri Review, collected in The Best American Poetry 2022, Scribner

Kim Addonizio, “Art of Poetry,” Five Points, collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Philip Metres, “A Concordance of Leaves [& our family will ask],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Charles Simic, “A century of gathering clouds,” collected in The World Doesn’t End, Ecco

Sara Eliza Johnson, “Home,” collected in Vapor, Milkweed Editions

Kathleen Rooney, “Western,” The Best American Poetry Blog

Karyna McGlynn, “I Wake Up in the Underworld of My Own Dirty Purse,” Arts & Letters, collected in 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse, Sarabande Books

Michael McGriff, “1986,” collected in Eternal Sentences, The University of Arkansas Press

Adrian Matejka, “Highest,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Somebody Else Sold the World, Penguin Books

Kathy Fagan, “Animal Prudence,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Bad Hobby, Milkweed Editions

Stephanie Burt, “Introduction to Trans Literature,” FUSION, collected in We Are Mermaids, Graywolf Press

Alison Powell, “Missing File #1: Wooly Rhinoceros/Ancient Cavity Tooth,” A Public Space, collected in Boats in the Attic, Fordham University Press

Jessica L. Walsh, “In Collection,” Ample Remains, collected in The Book of Gods & Grudges, Glass Lyre Press

Lynn Emanuel, “The Burial,” collected in Then, Suddenly, University of Pittsburgh Press

Connie Voisine, “First Taste,” collected in Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press

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2021 POEMS

Kathryn Nuernberger, “It’s Like She Loves Us and Like She Hates Us,” FIELD, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Victoria Chang, “Dear P.,” Poem-A-Day

Andrea Cohen, “Gift Economy,” diode, collected in Nightshade, Four Way Books

Marc McKee, “Just a Bunch of Received Ideas About Mazes,” collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Aaron Smith, “The Year Annie Lennox Released ‘Why,’” collected in The Book of Daniel, The University of Pittsburgh Press

Paul Guest, “First Narrowly Averted Apocalypse,” Plume, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Carmen Giménez Smith, “Play Therapy,” collected in Be Recorder, Graywolf Press

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [In some ways our story amounted],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “X,” collected in Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Michael McGriff, “The Cow,” Blackbird, collected in Home Burial, Copper Canyon Press

Hala Alyan, “Salat,” collected in Hijra, Southern Illinois University Press

R. Bratten Weiss, “Arsenic Kiss,” Connecticut River Review

Robin Ekiss, “First Birthday,” Waccamaw, collected in The Mansion of Happiness, University of Georgia Press

Shira Erlichman, “Somewhere Real,” The Nation

Rachel Loden, “Terror is My Business,” collected in The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press

Kelly Morse, “Four Months Along Primipara Song,” collected in Heavy Light, Two of Cups Press

Forrest Gander, “The Man Who Won’t Pay Dues,” College English, collected in Lynchburg, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “There Are Things I Won’t Tell My Daughter,” Ninth Letter, collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

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

Steven Espada Dawson, “Salvation Sonnet,” The Adroit Journal

Oliver Bendorf, “Call Her Vincent,” Quarterly West, collected in The Spectral Wilderness, The Kent State University Press

Catherine Pierce, “Postcards Nos. 1-6,” collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

Julia Story, “Indiana Problem (Fear, 1983),” The Rockhurst Review, collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Carolyn Forché, “Light of Sleep,” World Literature Today, collected in In the Lateness of the World, Penguin Books

Terrance Hayes, “Touch,” Callaloo, collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Connie Voisine, “Shameful,” The Rumpus, collected in And God Created Woman, Bull City Press

Catherine Barnett, “Essay on An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” The New Yorker, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Erin Belieu, “Pity the Doctor, Not the Disease,” Poetry Daily, collected in Come-Hither Honeycomb, Copper Canyon Press

Cammy Thomas, “Vacation,” Blaze, collected in Cathedral of Wish, Four Way Books

Laura Cronk, “Ancestry,” Mississippi Review, collected in Ghost Hour, Persea Books

Naomi Shihab Nye, “Our Principal,” collected in Fuel, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Dorianne Laux, “The Ravens of Denali,” collected in Facts About the Moon, W. W. Norton & Company

Ariana Reines, “Gizzard,” blush

Elizabeth Alexander, “Yolande Speaks,” collected in Crave Radiance, Graywolf Press

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

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Reconstructions [Hills flatline in the rearview],” Tinderbox, collected in Reconstructions, Sibling Rivalry Press

Traci Brimhall, “Riddle at 29,000 Feet,” Orion, collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Marilyn Chin, “A Portrait of the Self as Nation, 1990-1991,” collected in A Portrait of the Self as Nation, W. W. Norton & Company

Patrick Donnelly, “Jesus said Will someone,” Mudlark, collected in Little-Known Operas, Four Way Books

Virginia Konchan, “Adult Entertainment,” Diagram, collected in Any God Will Do, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Erika Meitner, “Dollar General,” Oxford American, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

David Kirby, “Come to Find Out,” Superstition Review, collected in Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press

Natalie Diaz, “Catching Copper,” BuzzFeed, collected in Postcolonial Love Poem, Graywolf Press

Kai Carlson-Wee, “Poet at Twenty-Four,” The Cortland Review, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Ron Koertge, “Nancy Drew,” Gargoyle, collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

Cassandra de Alba, “Self-Portrait with Rabbit Ears and Seventeen,” Action/Spectacle, collected in Ugly/Sad, Glass Poetry Press

Randall Mann, “Evidence,” The Paris Review, collected in Complaint in the Garden, Zoo Press

Heather Christle, “Aesthetics of Crying,” The Fanzine, collected in Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press

Rebecca Hazelton, “Self-Portrait with Your Head Between My Legs,” collected in Gloss, University of Wisconsin Press

Fleda Brown, “The Purpose of Poetry,” American Poetry Review, collected in No Need of Sympathy, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sarah Galvin, “In Galleries,” The Alice, collected in Ugly Time, Gramma Poetry

Emilia Phillips, “Sweat Bee,” diode, collected in Hemlock, Diode Editions

Heid E. Erdrich, “Girl of Lightning,” collected in Cell Traffic, University of Arizona Press

Karyna McGlynn, “This is a Screwdriver, She Says,” Quarterly West, collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Paul-Victor Winters, “Story About the Moon,” Web del Sol

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

Ellen Bass, “Black Coffee,” collected in Indigo, Copper Canyon Press

Victoria C. Flanagan, “Rough Draft as Caeneus Abroad,” The Adroit Journal

Christine Gosnay, “Coarse Gold,” The Rumpus

Natalie Shapero, “Four Fights,” The Offending Adam, collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Kevin Prufer, “Love Poem: Just Then,” Copper Nickel, collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Meghan O’Rourke, “The Lighthouse Keeper,” collected in Halflife, W. W. Norton & Company

C.D. Wright, “Casting Deep Shade,” collected in Casting Deep Shade, Copper Canyon Press

Jay Nebel, “The Difference Between Science Fiction and Fantasy,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Carrie Fountain, “Purple Heart,” The Marlboro Review, collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Alison C. Rollins, “Quartet for the End of Time,” Poetry

Cindy King, “Capacitor (Be Mine),” Baltimore Review

Bob Hicok, “Just checking in,” Grist, collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Caki Wilkinson, “Smoke and Mirrors,” 32 Poems

Laura Read, “Thinking of You,” Alaska Quarterly Review, collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Adrian Matejka, “Bullet (Lead + Alloy),” Four Way Review

Sandra Lim, “Black Box,” Smartish Pace

Sandra Beasley, “Jefferson, Midnight,” collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Vickie Vértiz, “Verde,” collected in Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, The University of Arizona Press

Jack Gilbert, “Meaning Well,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Nancy Krygowski, “A Friend Asks If I’m Comfortable Writing about My Marriage,” collected in The Woman in the Corner, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kim Addonizio, “To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall,” diode

Jaswinder Bolina, “Body in a Phone Booth,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Alex Green, “David Naughton at Midnight, Full Moon, etc.” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Steven Cramer, “Lackawanna,” The Paris Review, collected in Listen, Mad Hat Press

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “Nightwalk,” Moira, collected in Would-Land, Cooper Dillon Books

Robert Hass, “Faint Music,” collected in Sun Under Wood, HarperCollins Publishers

Joshua Bennett, “Elegy for the Modern School,” Connotation Press, collected in Owed, Penguin Books

Lauren Shapiro, “ESL Students,” collected in Easy Math, Sarabande Books

Erin Hoover, “The Lovely Voice of Samantha West,” LIT, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Diane Seuss, “Memory Fed Me until It Didn’t,” Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, collected in Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Graywolf Press

Quan Barry, “loose strife (‘We are not allowed that’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “The Jennifer Century,” Boulevard, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Barbara Hamby, “Doubt,” collected in Delirium, University of North Texas Press

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

Cate Marvin, “Yellow Rubber Gloves,” collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Sandra Beasley, “Death by Chocolate,” The New York Times, collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Amaud Jamaul Johnson, “Smokey,” Arkansas International Review, collected in Imperial Liquor, University of Pittsburgh Press

Katie Condon, “To the woman who accused me of not being a feminist, I’m sorry,” Narrative, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Randall Mann, “Florida Again,” Poem-a-Day, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

Sarah Freligh, “Ann Arbor, 1974,” diode, collected in We, Small Harbor Publishing

Rebecca Seiferle, “A lonely man in his greatness,” Archipelago, collected in Bitters, Copper Canyon Press

Rick Barot, “The Grasshopper and the Cricket,” Threepenny Review, collected in The Galleons, Milkweed Editions

Kathryn Nuernberger, “A Natural History of Columbine,” Origins, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Marc McKee, “Some Little Movie,” Absent, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Mary Biddinger, “Saint Monica and the Itch,” The Laurel Review, collected in Saint Monica, Black Lawrence Press

Sandra Beasley, “Death by Chocolate,” The New York Times, collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Amaud Jamaul Johnson, “Smokey,” Arkansas International Review, collected in Imperial Liquor, University of Pittsburgh Press

Katie Condon, “To the woman who accused me of not being a feminist, I’m sorry,” Narrative, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Randall Mann, “Florida Again,” Poem-a-Day, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

Sarah Freligh, “Ann Arbor, 1974,” diode, collected in We, Small Harbor Publishing

Paul Guest, “After Damascus: 5,” The Greensboro Review, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [One of the only facts I can find],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Michael McGriff, “Midwinter,” The Missouri Review, collected in Home Burial, Copper Canyon Press

Shira Erlichman, “Someone Else’s Mother,” NAILED, collected in Odes to Lithium, Alice James Books

Eduardo C. Corral, “Sentence,” collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Philip Metres, “Belfast Standard Time,” The Rumpus

Rachel Loden, “Miss October,” collected in Dick of the Dead, Ahsahta Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Nursery,” Poetry, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Kendra DeColo, “Weaning, I Listen to Paganini’s Concerto, No. 1,” Tin House, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Keith Kopka, “At the Haunted Doll Market,” The Journal, collected in Count Four, University of Tampa Press

Suzanne Langlois, “The Wheel of Fortune,” Cider Press Review, collected in Bright Glint Gone, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

Tess Taylor, “Berkeley in the Nineties,” At Length, collected in Rift Zone, Red Hen Press

Danusha Laméris, “Elegy in an Orchard,” Miramar, collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Catherine Pierce, “I Used to Be Able to Listen to Sad Songs,” diode, collected in The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books

Carolyn Forché, “For Ilya at Tsarkoe Selo,” Poetry London, collected in In the Lateness of the World, Penguin Books

Emilia Phillips, “The First Boy I Thought I Loved Was in a Band Called Romanticide,” The Adroit Journal, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Toi Derricotte, “Gifts from the Dead,” collected in “I”: New and Selected Poems, University of Pittsburgh Press

Julia Story, “Husbandry,” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Connie Voisine, “Self-Portrait as Medic,” collected in And God Created Woman, Bull City Press

Cammy Thomas, “Egg,” collected in Inscriptions, Four Way Books

Naomi Shihab Nye, “From This Distance,” collected in Fuel, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Monument,” collected in Reconstructions, Sibling Rivalry Press

Traci Brimhall, “Dear Thanatos, [Last week a pregnant woman…],” collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Patrick Donnelly, “Sacral,” collected in The Charge, Ausable Press

Virginia Konchan, “Arcadian,” carte blanche, collected in Any God Will Do, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Jane Yeh, “The Wyndham Sisters (after Sargent),” collected in The Ninjas, Carcanet Press, Ltd.

Erika Meitner, “Diaspora,” collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Deborah Landau, “Skeletons,” The New Yorker

David Kirby, “Letters to Juliet,” collected in The Ha-Ha, Louisiana State University Press

Kai Carlson-Wee, “The Cloudmaker’s Bag,” collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Ron Koertge, “Poetry Begins in Delight,” collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Natasha Trethewey, “Signs, Oakvale, Mississippi, 1941,” collected in Domestic Work, Graywolf Press

Cassandra de Alba, “northern new england & nowhere else,” collected in Ugly/Sad, Glass Poetry Press

Fleda Brown, “The Illustration,” collected in No Need of Sympathy, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Sarah Galvin, “Taco Time,” collected in Ugly Time, Gramma Poetry

Karyna McGlynn, “Steve is on Top of Me,” collected in Alabama Steve, Sundress Publications

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

Ellen Bass, “Subway in Madrid,” collected in The Human Line, Copper Canyon Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “The Venus Hottentot,” Callaloo, collected in Crave Radiance, Graywolf Press

Kevin Prufer, “In a Beautiful Country,” collected in In a Beautiful Country, Four Way Books

Jay Nebel, “The Happiest Place on Earth is Norway,” Connotation Press, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Marilyn Chin, “The Cricket,” collected in A Portrait of the Self as Nation, W. W. Norton & Company

Cindy King, “Little Oaths and Apologies,” Minola Review

Carrie Fountain, “Poem with a Dream of the Future in It,” collected in The Life, Penguin Books

Bob Hicok, “For love of the game,” diode, collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Heid E. Erdrich, “Prisoner No. 280,” collected in Cell Traffic, University of Arizona Press

Caitlin Bailey, “Animus,” collected in Solve for Desire, Milkweed Editions

Sandra Beasley, “Say the Word,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Vickie Vértiz, “Lover’s Letter,” Brooklyn & Boyle, collected in Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, The University of Arizona Press

Robert Hass, “Notes on the Notion of a Boundless Poetics,” Lana Turner, collected in Summer Snow, Ecco

Alex Green, “They’ll Know When You’re Gone,” New Ohio Review, collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Jack Gilbert, “Halloween,” collected in Refusing Heaven, Alfred A. Knopf

Steven Cramer, “Clangings [First I denied the no-seeums…],” Memorious, collected in Clangings, Sarabande Books

Joshua Bennett, “The Next Black National Anthem,” collected in Owed, Penguin Books

Lauren Shapiro, “I’ve Always Wanted to Say This,” Thermos, collected in Easy Math, Sarabande Books

Jaswinder Bolina, “My Face Instead of the Virgin Mary,” The Laurel Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Erin Hoover, “What Is the Sisterhood to Me?,” Prairie Schooner, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Patricia Kirkpatrick, “The Abuser: from The Italo Poems,” Prairie Schooner, collected in Odessa, Milkweed Editions

Maggie Smith, “Cana,” Roanoke Review, collected in Lamp of the Body, Red Hen Press

Marsha De la O, “Black Hands,” Miramar, collected in Antidote for Night, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Angie Estes, “Gloss,” FIELD, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Dan Chiasson, “Poem,” Slate, collected in The Afterlife of Objects, The University of Chicago Press

Meghan Privitello, “Premonition,” collected in A New Language for Falling Out of Love, YesYes Books

Andrea Cohen, “Eleven,” The New York Review of Books, collected in Everything, Four Way Books

Rachel Mennies, “September 10, 2016,” Jet Fuel Review, collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Matt Rasmussen, “After Suicide [A hole is nothing],” Oyez Review, collected in Black Aperture, Louisiana State University Press

Sally Keith, “River House [47],” collected in River House, Milkweed Editions

Laura Kasischke, “Miss Consolation for Emotional Damages,” collected in Lilies Without, Ausable Press

Aaron Smith, “Get Thee to a Nunnery.,” Court Green, collected in The Book of Daniel, The University of Pittsburgh Press

Victoria Redel, “Milk,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Catherine Barnett, “Appeal to Numbers,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Erin Belieu, “In Which a Therapist Asks for the Gargoyle Who Sits on My Chest,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Come Hither Honeycomb, Copper Canyon Press

Laura Cronk, “Thirst,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Ghost Hour, Persea Books

Natasha Sajé, “Dear Utah,” Painted Bride Quarterly, collected in Special Delivery, Diode Editions

P. Scott Cunningham, “Against Detroit,” Maggy, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Carmen Gimenez Smith, “Off,” collected in Goodbye, Flicker, University of Massachusetts Press

Dorianne Laux, “Democracy,” collected in Facts About the Moon, W. W. Norton & Company

Heather Christle, “Teamwork Should Come from the Soul,” The Believer, collected in What Is Amazing, Wesleyan University Press

Natalie Shapero, “California,” Brick, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

Laura Read, “Introduction to Poetry,” collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Hala Alyan, “The Female of the Species,” collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Kim Addonizio, “Comfort of the Resurrection,” James Dickey Review, collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Aria Aber, “Lass / Let,” collected in Hard Damage, University of Nebraska Press

Diane Seuss, “[I have slept in many places, for years on mattresses that entered],” The New Yorker

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Seeing Ex-Boyfriends,” Yes Poetry, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Eleanor Boudreau, “Bird’s-Eye View,” The McNeese Review, collected in Earnest, Earnest?, University of Pittsburgh Press

Victoria C. Flanagan, “In Response to My Mother When She Says Hearing Me Read My Writing’s like Hearing God,” Palette Poetry

Terrance Hayes, “The Things-No-One-Knows Blues,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Ellora Sutton, “Self-portrait as Autopsy,” The Poetry Review

Jennifer Militello, “The Pact,” American Poetry Review, collected in The Pact, Tupelo Press

Cate Marvin, “After Aftermath,” The Rumpus, collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Kathryn Nuernberger, “A Great Place to Raise Children,” Tongue, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Marc McKee, “Public Health Response to a Rabid Kitten—Four States, 2007,” Anti-, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Katie Condon, “Don’t Be Bitter, Baby!,” Blunderbuss, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Randall Mann, “The Lone Palm,” Asian American Poetry Review, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

Sarah Freligh, “What We Remember,” Milk Candy Review, collected in We, Small Harbor Publishing

Paul Guest, “Monticello’,” Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [Here in the spectral academy],” T Magazine, collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Michael McGriff, “In the Break Room,” The Missouri Review, collected in Home Burial, Copper Canyon Press

Shira Erlichman, “Portrait of a Release,” collected in Odes to Lithium, Alice James Books

Kendra DeColo, “Cocktail Hour at the Petting Zoo,” collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

Keith Kopka, “Monument,” Queen Mob’s Teahouse, collected in Count Four, University of Tampa Press

Sarah Matthes, “Amorphism,” jubilat

Suzanne Langlois, “Undressing,” collected in Bright Glint Gone, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

Danusha Laméris, “Passion Fish,” American Poetry Review, collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Carolyn Forché, “Hue: From a Notebook,” collected in In the Lateness of the World, Penguin Books

Emilia Phillips, “Poem about Death Beginning with a Humblebrag and Ending with a Shower Beer,” The Adroit Journal, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Connie Voisine, “Ireland, To Bethlehem,” Hunger Mountain, collected in Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press

Victoria Chang, “Obit [Logic—my father’s logic died],” Ploughshares, collected in Obit, Copper Canyon Press

Traci Brimhall, “Bedtime Story with Goodnight Moon & CNN,” Narrative, collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Erika Meitner, “Hat Trick,” Colorado Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

David Kirby, “Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Ode,” Birmingham Poetry Review

Joanna Penn Cooper, “I Wish I Were a Little More Oblivious,” collected in Wild Apples, Ethel

Ron Koertge, “Myths,” collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

Taylor Johnson, “This is a review for Blue in Green by Miles Davis,” Indiana Review, collected in Inheritance, Alice James Books

Bianca Stone, “Letter to a Letter to the Editors,” The Brooklyn Rail, collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Quan Barry, “loose strife (‘Embarrassingly it was just outside the tunnels’),” Fusion Magazine, collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Julia Story, “Indiana Problem (Mousetrap),” The Rockhurst Review, collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Sarah Galvin, “I Live in an Actual Flophouse,” Gramma, collected in Ugly Time, Black Ocean

Naomi Shihab Nye, “Saved,” collected in Red Suitcase, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kevin Prufer, “The Newspapers,” The Paris Review, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Eduardo C. Corral, “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel [Far from highways I flicker…],” Poetry, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Carrie Fountain, “First,” Poem-a-Day, collected in The Life, Penguin Books

Bob Hicok, “Getting there,” PoetsArtists, collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Sandra Beasley, “Customer Service Is,” Split This Rock, collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Robert Hass, “Smoking in Heaven,” collected in Summer Snow, Ecco

Alex Green, “Crush the Smiling Nothing,” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Philip Metres, “Act One. Our House Is Now Another House,” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Jillian Weise, “My Friend Says I Should Be Thinking about “Masked Intimacy” When I Think about Leila Olive,” Poetry

Virginia Konchan, “Terra Nova,” Bennington Review

Paul Guest, “Poem for Tucker Carlson’s Face,” Southern Indiana Review

Jack Gilbert, “Not Part of Literature,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Steven Cramer, “Elegy to My Family,” Salamander, collected in Listen, Mad Hat Press

Casey Smith, “be all yr sins remembered,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal

Erin Hoover, “With Gratitude to Those Who Have Made This Book Possible,” Scoundrel Time, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Didi Jackson, “After the Suicide,” The Iowa Review, collected in Moon Jar, Red Hen Press

Marsha De la O, “Crossing Over,” Solo Novo, collected in Antidote for Night, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Eugenia Leigh, “My Whole Life I Was Trained to Deny Myself,” Poetry

Jay Nebel, “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Angie Estes, “Nebbiolo,” FIELD, collected in Parole, Oberlin College Press

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to Airheads, Hairdos, Trains to and from Paris,” Indiana Review, collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Andrea Cohen, “Registry,” The New Yorker, collected in Everything, Four Way Books

Laura Read, “Marie Curie and the Isotopes, World Tour 1911,” The Laurel Review

Cassandra de Alba, “you told me it worked & i’ve been doing it ever since,” collected in Ugly/Sad, Glass Poetry Press

Rachel Mennies, “December 17, 2016,” collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Laura Kasischke, “Joy,” The Southern Review, collected in Dance and Disappear, University of Massachusetts Press

Megan Pinto, “Faith,” The Common

Catherine Barnett, “The Necessary Preoccupations,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Erin Belieu, “As for the Heart,” collected in Come Hither Honeycomb, Copper Canyon Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Boston Year,” collected in Crave Radiance, Graywolf Press

Natasha Sajé, “Dear Apostrophe,” Minnesota Review, collected in Special Delivery, Diode Editions

P. Scott Cunningham, “Bidart & Lowell,” Okey-Panky, collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

Dorianne Laux, “Facts About the Moon,” collected in Facts About the Moon, W. W. Norton & Company

Galway Kinnell, “Little Sleep’s Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight,” collected in The Book of Nightmares, Houghton Mifflin

Joshua Bennett, “The Panther is a Virtual Animal,” The New York Times Magazine, collected in Owed, Penguin Books

Natalie Shapero, “Good Share,” Los Angeles Review of Books, collected in Popular Longing, Copper Canyon Press

B.K. Fischer, “Maidenform Museum,” collected in Mutiny Gallery, Truman State University Press

Gala Mukomolova, “On the Brighton Beach Boardwalk,” Boston Review, collected in Without Protection, Coffee House Press

Kim Addonizio, “Night in the Castle,” collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Jaswinder Bolina, “Portrait of the Village,” Cavalier, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Diane Seuss, “[The problem with sweetness is death],” Shenandoah, collected in Frank, Graywolf Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Regeneration,” Superstition Review, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Eleanor Boudreau, “Wedding Planning,” Copper Nickel, collected in Earnest, Earnest?, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jennifer Militello, “Odaxelagnia,” Boston Review, collected in The Pact, Tupelo Press

Jennifer Martelli, “The Destruction of the Piano Was the Destruction of Me,” Incessant Pipe

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Regarding Silphium, the Birth Control of the Roman Empire for 600 Years, Extincted by Careless Land Management in the Year 200 A.D.,” The Account, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Camille Guthrie, “Diamonds,” Boston Review, collected in Diamonds, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Craig Morgan Teicher, “Marriage Abstract,” Colorado Review, collected in Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Andrew Grace, “Not a Mile,” The New Yorker

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “What Long Ellipsis,” North American Review, collected in Not All Saints, Bitter Oleander Press

Katie Condon, “Volatile Elegy,” Blunderbuss, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Meghan Privitello, “Day 4,” collected in Notes on the End of the World, Black Lawrence Press

Marc McKee, “Make-Belief,” collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Mary Biddinger, “Partial Genius,” collected in Partial Genius, Black Lawrence Press

Heather Christle, “Disintegration Loop 1.1,” Everyday Genius, collected in Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press

Paul Guest, “After Damascus: 3,” Plume, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [Scraps of magazines],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Ai, “Dread,” Canary River, collected in Dread, W. W. Norton & Company

Michael McGriff, “Mother, Expanding from the Piano, the Light, the Whales (1),” Exile: The Literary Quarterly, collected in Dismantling the Hills, University of Pittsburgh Press

Sarah Freligh, “Epidemic,” Fractured Lit, collected in We, Small Harbor Publishing

Shira Erlichman, “The Two Things I Remember from Freshman Physics Class,” collected in Odes to Lithium, Alice James Books

Kendra DeColo, “Love Letter with The Beatles, Lana Del Ray, and Julio Cortázar,” Columbia Journal, collected in I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Suzanne Langlois, “Drink to This,” NAILED, collected in Bright Glint Gone, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance

Keith Kopka, “Etymology,” Copper Nickel, collected in Count Four, University of Tampa Press

Emilia Phillips, “Hyperbole is Underrated,” Great River Review, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Ellen Bass, “I Wake Thinking about Depleted Uranium,” collected in The Human Line, Copper Canyon Press

Catherine Pierce, “Instructive Fable for the Daughter I Don’t Have,” Colorado Review, collected in Danger Days, Saturnalia Books

Julia Story, “Small Wonder,” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Connie Voisine, “The Devotions,” Zócalo Public Square, collected in And God Created Woman, Bull City Press

Victoria Chang, “Barbie Chang’s Father Paid,” collected in Barbie Chang, Copper Canyon Press

Traci Brimhall, “Sleep Regression Lullaby,” collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Erika Meitner, “Factography: Hometown,” The Ampersand Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

David Kirby, “The Nematode,” Southern Review, collected in Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Bauhaus,” collected in Wild Apples, Ethel

Ron Koertge, “First Grade,” collected in Vampire Planet, Red Hen Press

Sarah Galvin, “Peep Show,” The Alice, collected in Ugly Time, Gramma Poetry

Bianca Stone, “Ones Who Got Away with It,” Pinwheel, collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Kevin Prufer, “The Translator,” The Paris Review, collected in The Art of Fiction, Four Way Books

Cindy King, “Fall,” TriQuarterly

Eduardo C. Corral, “Watermark,” New England Review, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Philip Metres, “Future Anterior [2. What is a ruin],” collected in Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Why Don’t You Wear a Black Crepe Glove Embroidered in Gold, Like the Hand that Bore a Falcon?,” Memorious, collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Keith Kopka, “Not Holding the Gun,” New Ohio Review, collected in Count Four, University of Tampa Press

Aaron Smith, “Definition,” One Art

Hala Alyan, “Step One: Admit Powerlessness,” Crazyhorse, collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Aria Aber, “Geschehn / Happen,” collected in Hard Damage, University of Nebraska Press

Matthew Minicucci, “On Camping,” Copper Nickel

Adrian Matejka, “[Somebody, please put something],” collected in Standing on the Verge of Getting It On & Maggot Brain, Third Man Books

David Blair, “Problems with the Early Times Poetry,” collected in Barbarian Seasons, MadHat Press

Carrie Fountain, “Poem without New Year’s Resolution,” Ecotone, collected in Instant Winner, Penguin Books

Amorak Huey, “FMK,” Four Way Review, collected in Dad Jokes from the Late Patriarchy, Sundress Publications

Leigh Stein, “Think Starlight,” collected in What to Miss When, Soft Skull Press

Katie Schmid, “All My Boyfriends Love My Father the Best,” The Spectacle, collected in Nowhere, University of New Mexico Press

Steven Riel, “Interview with Phyllis Fromme,” Evening Street Review, collected in Edgemere, Lily Poetry Review Books

Bob Hicok, “Poof,” collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Sandra Beasley, “Elephant,” Waxwing, collected in Made to Explode, W. W. Norton & Company

Jack Gilbert, “Orpheus in Greenwich Village,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Sam Cha, “Oracles,” Lily Poetry Review

Alex Green, “Rave-Ups and Galaxies,” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Erin Hoover, “Correspondence Theory,” collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Steven Cramer, “Clangings [Back on my wings…],” Memorious, collected in Clangings, Sarabande Books

Danusha Laméris, “Coyote,” collected in Bonfire Opera, University of Pittsburgh Press

Didi Jackson, “Killing Jar,” The Common, collected in Moon Jar, Red Hen Press

Michael Dumanis, “Ordeal,” The Common

Jay Nebel, “The Order of Things,” Tin House, collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Laura Sobott Ross, “Wine with Everything Was What I Said,” Kestrel

Adam Sol, “Elegy for a Youth Shot by Police on the Day Robin Williams Died,” collected in Broken Dawn Blessings, ECW Press

Angie Estes, “I’ll Call You This Afternoon,” Plume, collected in Parole, Oberlin College Press

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to Odor, Ardor, and the Queen’s Chickabobboo,” collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Andrea Cohen, “To the Woman Going Up the Escalator at Columbus Circle at Five-Thirty Last Evening,” Arkansas International, collected in Nightshade, Four Way Books

Rachel Mennies, “January 22, 2017,” collected in The Naomi Letters, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jaswinder Bolina, “Postcards,” The Laurel Review, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Laura Kasischke, “Show and Tell,” collected in Dance and Disappear, University of Massachusetts Press

Catherine Barnett, “Landscape with Borrowed Contours,” collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Erin Belieu, “The Death of Humphrey Bogart,” The Nebraska Review, collected in Infanta, Copper Canyon Press

Terrance Hayes, “corporal,” collected in Hip Logic, Penguin Books

Dorianne Laux, “Bakersfield, 1969,” collected in The Book of Men, W. W. Norton & Company

Natalie Shapero, “Hostile Platitudes,” collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Kim Addonizio, “Fixed and in Flux,” collected in Now We’re Getting Somewhere, W. W. Norton & Company

Sean Shearer, “Conor Oberst,” jubilat, collected in Red Lemons, University of Akron Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “The Last Judgment,” Painted Bride Quarterly, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Diane Seuss, “Self-Portrait as Mouthpiece of an Anonymous Benefactor,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Graywolf Press

Eleanor Boudreau, “The Ballad of Eleanor and Earnest,” collected in Earnest, Earnest?, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jennifer Militello, “Felon’s Logic,” Gulf Coast, collected in Body Thesaurus, Tupelo Press

Mark Bibbins, “At the End of the Endless Decade,” Poem-a-Day

Sarah Freligh, “We Dive,” Cease, Cows, collected in We, Small Harbor Publishing

Katie Condon, “My mother gives a man permission,” The Columbia Review, collected in Praying Naked, Ohio State University Press

Joshua Bennett, “Owed to the Plastic on Your Grandmother’s Couch,” collected in Owed, Penguin Books

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

Marc McKee, “This is the Part of the Poem Where You Help Me Out,” collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Sara Eliza Johnson, “Little Rabbit,” Virginia Quarterly Review

Heather Christle, “They Are Leaving You a Message,” Two Serious Ladies, collected in Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press

Paul Guest, “New Year,” Kenyon Review

Michael McGriff, “The Last Temptation of Christ,” collected in Dismantling the Hills, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “They Said I’d Never Be a Dancer,” collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

Emilia Phillips, “Haha-Boohoo,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Embouchure, The University of Akron Press

Julia Story, “How She Went to Salisbury Beach the Day Before She Died.,” Mount Island, collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Randall Mann, “American Poetry,” On the Seawall, collected in A Better Life, Persea Books

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Trinkets,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, The Ohio State University Press

Ron Koertge, “Cinderella’s Diary,” collected in Vampire Planet, Red Hen Press

Ellen Bass, “The Moment I Knew I Shouldn’t Have Married My Husband,” collected in The Human Line, Copper Canyon Press

Sherrie Flick, “Porch Light,” collected in New Micro, W.W. Norton & Company

Scott Cunningham, “Mexico,” collected in Ya Te Veo, The University of Arkansas Press

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2020 POEMS

Karyna McGlynn, “What Happens in 1918 Won’t Stay in 1918,” Columbia Poetry Review, collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Bianca Stone, “In the Champagne Room with Grandma,” collected in The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books

Mary Ruefle, “A Morning Person,” collected in Dunce, Wave Books

Kerri Webster, “Corpse Flower,” Guernica, collected in The Trailhead, Wesleyan University Press

Terrance Hayes, “How to Be Drawn to Trouble,” Poet Lore, collected in How to Be Drawn, Penguin Books

Kathryn Nuernberger, “Translations,” Redactions, collected in Rag & Bone, Elixir Press

Keetje Kuipers, “The Great Lakes,” Tin House, collected in All Its Charms, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Alex Green, “The Sky Wet with Signals,” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Vijay Seshadri, “North of Manhattan,” The New Yorker, collected in The Long Meadow, Graywolf Press

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

Amy Newman, “Dear Editor [8 November],” collected in Dear Editor, Persea Books

Meghan O’Rourke, “Appeal to the Self,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Once, W. W. Norton & Company

Natalie Shapero, “Close Space,” collected in No Object, Saturnalia Books

Jonathan Moody, “Paranoid,” The Common, collected in Olympic Butter Gold, Northwestern University Press

Lauren Shapiro, “The Conversation,” collected in Easy Math, Sarabande Books

Anna Moschovakis, “In Search of Wealth (When tourists attend a Dani pig roast),” collected in You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, Coffee House Press

Charles Simic, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Lauren Clark, “George Clark across the United States,” The Adroit Journal, collected in Music for a Wedding, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kiki Petrosino, “Study Abroad,” collected in Witch Wife, Sarabande Books

Jennifer Michael Hecht, “Gender Bender,” The New Yorker, collected in Who Said, Copper Canyon Press

Carrie Fountain, “Embarrassment,” Crazyhorse, collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Erin Hoover, “Conversion Party,” Grist, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Diane Seuss, “[Yes, I saw them all, saw them, met some, Richard Hell],” Scoundrel Time

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Pilgrimage,” Elbow Room NM, collected in Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Morgan Parker, “When a Man I Love Jerks Off in My Bed Next to Me and Falls Asleep,” Gulf Coast, collected in Magical Negro, Tin House Books

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Believing Anagrams,” 32 Poems, collected in Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, White Pine Press

Christine Gosnay, “A River in an Ocean of Space,” collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Oliver Baez Bendorf, “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart,” collected in The Spectral Wilderness, The Kent State University Press

Joanna Penn Cooper, “How the Sausage Is Made,” On the Seawall

Barbara Hamby, “A Farewell to Shopping,” Cincinnati Review, collected in Bird Odyssey, University of Pittsburgh Press

Marni Ludwig, “Everything is a Hat,” collected in Pinwheel, New Issues Press

Hala Alyan, “Call Me to Prayer,” Juxtapoz, collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Matthew Zapruder, “When I was Fifteen,” collected in Father’s Day, Copper Canyon Press

Meghan Privitello, “Again, Let’s Do It Again,” collected in A New Language for Falling Out of Love, YesYes Books

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

James Richardson, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Kevin Prufer, “After You Have Gone,” collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Major Jackson, “Don Pullen at the Zanzibar Blue Jazz Café,” Callaloo, collected in Leaving Saturn, The University of Georgia Press

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

J.D. Scrimgeour, “J M,” collected in Festival, Nixes Mate Review, Incessant Pipe

Gala Mukomolova, “A girl brings me home to nothing,” collected in Without Protection, Coffee House Press

Jennifer Martelli, “Vision Test in the First Grade,” Nelle

Victoria Chang, “Barbie Chang Has No Intention,” collected in Barbie Chang, Copper Canyon Press

Dorianne Laux, “Juneau,” Orion, collected in The Book of Men, W. W. Norton & Company

Rachel Loden, “Bride of Tricky D.,” collected in The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press

Erin Belieu, “After Reading That the Milky Way Is Devouring the Galaxy of Sagittarius,” Virginia Quarterly Review, collected in Black Box, Copper Canyon Press

Monica Ferrell, “Beautiful Funeral,” Guernica, collected in You Darling Thing, Four Way Books

Robin Ekiss, “Dark Girl Dressed in Blue,” New England Review, collected in The Mansion of Happiness, University of Georgia Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “Song for My Father,” Harpur Palate, collected in All You Ask for is Longing, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Emma Bolden, “Deposition: On That Night & All That Was After,” Josephine Quarterly, collected in House is an Enigma, Southeast Missouri State University

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [When I was a teenager I smugly told],” collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Michael McGriff, “Men Keep on Dying,” Poem-a-Day

Cassandra de Alba, “before it chooses you,” collected in Ugly/Sad, Glass Poetry Press

Andrea Cohen, “Night,” Terrain, collected in Nightshade, Four Way Books

Marc McKee, “& What Shoulder, & What Art,” Artifice, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Aaron Smith, “Appetite,” Gulf Coast, collected in Appetite, University of Pittsburgh Press

Paul Guest, “After Damascus: 2,” The Cortland Review, collected in Because Everything is Terrible, Diode Editions

Ann Lauterbach, “Some of Us,” collected in Spell, Penguin Books

Pimone Triplett, “First Child Miscarried,” collected in Rumor, Northwestern University Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Nineteen,” collected in Crave Radiance, Graywolf Press

Adrienne Su, “Antidepressant,” collected in Middle Kingdom, Alice James Books

Kelly Morse, “Swan Song,” Entropy, collected in Heavy Light, Two of Cups Press

Forrest Gander, “Life of Johnson/Upside Your Head, a Libretto [She had looked in the crib…],” Sulfur, collected in Lynchburg, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kendra DeColo, “After Hours, Provincetown Cemetery,” Muzzle, collected in Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books

Justin Bigos, “Three Rivers,” New England Review, collected in Mad River, Gold Wake Press

Julia Story, “Dead Reckoning.,” collected in Julie the Astonishing, Sixth Finch

Victoria Redel, “Breaking the Air,” collected in Already the World, Kent State University Press

Julie Sheehan, “Coney Island,” collected in Orient Point, W. W. Norton & Company

Connie Voisine, “Anonymous Lyric,” Puerto del Sol, collected in Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press

Jill McDonough, “Still Falling,” Hobart, collected in Here All Night, Alice James Books

Randall Mann, “Aubade,” Salmagundi, collected in Breakfast with Thom Gunn, The University of Chicago Press

Catherine Pierce, “Alleys,” Copper Nickel, collected in The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books

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

George Murray, “Aphorisms,” collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Jaswinder Bolina, “Aviary,” The Offending Adam, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

George David Clark, “Ambitious Dream Number Twenty-Three,” The Southeast Review

Ruth Madievsky, “Tiny Shotgun,” Harpur Palate, collected in Emergency Brake, Tavern Books

Joe Hall, “January 9, 1875,” collected in Someone’s Utopia, Black Ocean

Jim Daniels, “Sin Sandwich,” Colorado Review, collected in Blessing the House, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kevin Young, “Howlin’ Wolf,” collected in Brown, Alfred A. Knopf

Chase Berggrun, “Palmistry,” Poetry

Tara Bergin, “Looking at Lucy’s Painting of the Thames at Low Tide Without Lucy Present,” PN Review, collected in This is Yarrow, Carcanet Press, Ltd.

Caroline Bird, “The Final Episode,” Poetry

Kathleen Rooney, “Brazilian Wedding: Dream No. 3,” RealPoetik, collected in Oneiromance, Switchback Books

Erin Belieu, “She Returns To the Water,” Poem-a-Day

Camille Rankine, “Symptoms of Aftermath,” collected in Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Copper Canyon Press

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Spectacular, Spectacular,” Redivider

Traci Brimhall, “Dear Thanatos, [Goddamn the sweet ease…],” The Los Angeles Review, collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Patrick Donnelly, “Honey,” collected in Little-Known Operas, Four Way Books

Eduardo C. Corral, “Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez,” Poetry Northwest, collected in Slow Lightning, Yale University Press

Corinna McClanahan Schroeder, “The Literary Scholar,” Blackbird

Paige Ackerson-Kiely, “The Lesson,” Ampersand Review, collected in Dolefully, a Rampart Stands, Penguin Books

Virginia Konchan, “Against Nostalgia,” Bear Review, collected in Any God Will Do, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Quan Barry, “loose strife (‘As in loosely inspired by Aeschylus’s’),” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

Angie Estes, “Curio,” Indiana Review, collected in Tryst, Oberlin College Press

Jack Gilbert, “A Kind of World,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Erika Meitner, “Continuation,” Shenandoah, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

David Kirby, “Bite Me,” The Florida Review

Mary Biddinger, “God’s Plan,” Psaltery and Lyre

Heather Christle, “I suppose some people can weep softly…,” collected in The Crying Book, Catapult

Kai Carlson-Wee, “Miss Diana,” collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Cate Marvin, “High School as The Picture of Dorian Gray,” collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Ron Koertge, “Field Trip,” collected in The Ogre’s Wife, Red Hen Press

Bob Hicok, “A meditation on hoarding,” collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Julia Story, “Toad Circus,” The New Yorker

Hannah Sanghee Park, “And a Lie,” Poetry, collected in The Same-Different, Louisiana State University Press

Allison Benis White, “Torrance,” collected in The Wendys, Four Way Books

Rebecca Hazelton, “Love Poem,” Tupelo Quarterly, collected in Gloss, University of Wisconsin Press

Lee Ann Roripaugh, “Talk Television: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” Copper Nickel, collected in Dandarians, Milkweed Editions

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

Fleda Brown, “For, Or, Nor,” Poetry, collected in No Need of Sympathy, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Emilia Phillips, “My First Kiss Was in a Room Where They Polish Lenses for Eyeglasses,” Quarterly West

Karyna McGlynn, “Self-Portrait as Erotic Thriller,” collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

Kim Addonizio, “Manners,” American Poetry Review, collected in Mortal Trash, W. W. Norton & Company

Diana Marie Delgado, “Who Makes Love to Us After We Die,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Tracing the Horse, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Bianca Stone, “Artichokes,” The New Yorker

Dan Liebert, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Ellen Bass, “How I Became Miss America,” Rattle, collected in Like a Beggar, Copper Canyon Press

Taneum Bambrick, “Elk Tooth Necklace,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Vantage, The American Poetry Review

Jake Skeets, “Afterparty,” Apogee, collected in Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, Milkweed Editions

Francesca Bell, “For My 1st Ex-Lover to Die,” New Ohio Review, collected in Bright Stain, Red Hen Press

Michael Teig, “A Little (more) About Me,” collected in There’s a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a Stick, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Kateri Lanthier, “Junk Science,” collected in Siren, Véhicule Press

Matthew Rohrer, “Brooklyn is Covered in Little Pieces of Paper,” collected in Surrounded by Friends, Wave Books

Terrance Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [Suppose you could speak nothing but money…],” collected in American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books

Matthea Harvey, “The Crowds Cheered as Gloom Galloped Away,” collected in Sad Little Breathing Machine, Graywolf Press

July Westhale, “Etiquette,” collected in Trailer Trash, Kore Press

Kristin Bock, “The Island of Zerrissenheit,” The Rupture

Alan Michael Parker, “The Use of the Second Person,” collected in The Ladder, Tupelo Press

Vijay Seshadri, “Visiting Russia,” The Paris Review, collected in The Long Meadow, Graywolf Press

Elaine Equi, “Scenes from an Imaginary Childhood,” collected in The Intangibles, Coffee House Press

Paisley Rekdal, “有 識: Have Knowledge,” Poem-a-Day

Martin Ott, “How Russia Hacks You,” The Opiate Magazine, collected in Fake News Poems, BlazeVOX [Books]

Emily Borgmann, “Polaroids of God from My Eleventh Summer,” Waxwing

Maya C. Popa, “Elegy,” Fence, collected in American Faith, Sarabande Books

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Katherine Larson, “Broke the Lunatic Horse,” Boulevard, collected in Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

Natalie Shapero, “Man at His Bath,” Poetry

Stephanie Burt, “Persephone (Unplugged),” collected in Popular Music, University Press of Colorado

Kathryn Nuernberger, “I Want to Know You All,” The Florida Review

Robert Hass, “Those Who Die in Their Twenties,” collected in Summer Snow, Ecco

Keetje Kuipers, “Donetsk,” Construction, collected in All Its Charms, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Alex Green, “Outside Tucker Luminar,” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Ladan Osman, “Hotel Party,” collected in The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, University of Nebraska Press

Kevin Griffith, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Laura Read, “Invagination,” Crab Creek Review, collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Meghan O’Rourke, “Sleep,” Poetry, collected in Halflife, W. W. Norton & Company

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

Lauren Clark, “Kim Kardashian and Ray J Sex Tape,” Ninth Letter, collected in Music for a Wedding, University of Pittsburgh Press

Marilyn Chin, “That Half Is Almost Gone,” Solo, collected in Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, W. W. Norton & Company

Jennifer Michael Hecht, “Hecht’s Furniture Polish,” collected in Who Said, Copper Canyon Press

Sally Keith, “River House [20.]” collected in River House, Milkweed Editions

Carrie Fountain, “Nostalgia Says No,” Iron Horse Literary Review, collected in Instant Winner, Penguin Books

Cindy King, “Matrons of the Ward,” Sou’wester

Gregory Pardlo, “Restoring O’Keefe,” collected in Totem, The American Poetry Review

Steven Cramer, “A Burn So Bad It Requires Ice,” Plume

Hala Alyan, “Dirty Girl,” Pank, collected in The Twenty-Ninth Year, Mariner Books

Lauren Shapiro, “Bent Syllogism,” collected in Easy Math, Sarabande Books

Steven Riel, “Upon Reading Tennessee Williams’ Obituaries,” collected in Fellow Odd Fellow, Trio House Press

Erin Hoover, “Livestock,” Sugar House Review, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Diane Seuss, “[You know what living means? Tits out, tits in the rain. Tits],” Gulf Coast

Lindsey Alexander, “Elegy at Twenty-Three,” Forklift, Ohio, collected in Rodeo in Reverse, Hub City Press

Erin Adair-Hodges, “The End of September,” The Adroit Journal

Victoria Chang, “[Body—is dying a slow constant death.],” The Rumpus

Kelli Russell Agodon, “Coming Up Next: How Killer Blue Irises Spread,” The Atlantic, collected in Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, White Pine Press

Christine Gosnay, “Listening to Townes Van Zandt,” Poetry, collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Allyson Boggess, “And When Ms. Pac-Man Eats All the Cherries, and When the Dentist Asks Me to Spit into the Bowl,” The Collagist

Eleanor Boudreau, “Earnest Postcard,” The McNeese Review

Carmen Gimenez Smith, “Backstory,” Little Red Leaves, collected in Goodbye, Flicker, University of Massachusetts Press

Joanna Penn Cooper, “Minecraft Ars Poetica,” On the Seawall

Barbara Hamby, “Deception,” Western Humanities Review, collected in Delirium, University of North Texas Press

Jen Karetnick, “Evaporating Villanelle During a Time of Pandemic,” Under a Warm Green Linden

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

Meghan Privitello, “Coordinates,” Pinwheel, collected in A New Language for Falling Out of Love, YesYes Books

Cameron Awkward-Rich, “Essay on the Theory of Motion,” collected in Transit, Button Poetry

Adam Day, “Sakra,” collected in Left-Handed Wolf, Louisiana State University Press

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

Alfred Corn, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Kevin Prufer, “Ars Poetica,” collected in How He Loved Them, Four Way Books

Gala Mukomolova, “But, like, where is the body?” collected in Without Protection, Coffee House Press

Rachel Loden, “Clueless in Paradise,” Exquisite Corpse, collected in The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press

Laura Kasischke, “Hostess,” The Southern Review, collected in Fire & Flower, Alice James Books

Kristine Ong Muslim, “Holocene: Microfilm Reel 82,” The Cincinnati Review, Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction, Aforementioned Productions

Robin Ekiss, “Preface,” American Poetry Review, collected in The Mansion of Happiness, University of Georgia Press

Sean Thomas Dougherty, “The House of Fragments,” collected in Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Emma Bolden, “The Plight Troth,” Nice Cage, collected in House is an Enigma, Southeast Missouri State University

Jay Besemer, “Shell,” collected in Theories of Performance, The Lettered Streets Press

Shira Erlichman, “Aftertaste,” Prelude, collected in Odes to Lithium, Alice James Books

Mark Bibbins, “13th Balloon [A few months after you died],” Lit Hub, collected in 13th Balloon, Copper Canyon Press

Michael McGriff, “Kissing Hitler,” Neo, collected in Home Burial, Copper Canyon Press

Andrea Cohen, “Field Trip,” Tin House, collected in Nightshade, Four Way Books

Marc McKee, “Kite Shepherd (1),” Southern Indiana Review, collected in Meta Meta Make-Belief, Black Lawrence Press

Cassandra de Alba, “i want to name all my oregon trail characters after you & drown them on purpose,” collected in Ugly/Sad, Glass Poetry Press

Clay Ventre, “Love Means Never Having to Distinguish Between the Sound of a Clarinet and the Sound of a Crying Baby,” Lily Poetry Review

Aaron Smith, “Dr. Engel Survives the Blackout in New York City,” collected in Blue on Blue Ground, University of Pittsburgh Press

Paul Guest, “1986,” Waxwing

Kelly Morse, “Dar la luz,” Mid-American Review, collected in Heavy Light, Two of Cups Press

Forrest Gander, “Psychoanalysis of Water,” Five Fingers Review, collected in Lynchburg, University of Pittsburgh Press

Elizabeth Alexander, “Five Elegies,” collected in Crave Radiance, Graywolf Press

Kendra DeColo, “Christian Camp for Troubled Girls,” The Journal, collected in My Dinner with Ron Jeremy, Third Man Books

Ashleigh Brilliant, Aphorisms, collected in Short Flights, Schaffner Press

Victoria Redel, “Smoking Cigarettes with Brodsky,” Harvard Review, collected in Woman without Umbrella, Four Way Books

Jill McDonough, “What the Boyfriends Teach Us,” Bird’s Thumb, collected in Here All Night, Alice James Books

Sommer Browning, “Homecoming,” Gulf Stream

Sara Wainscott, “Insecurity System [Lovely as a rainbow trout],” collected in Insecurity System, Persea Books

Maggie Smith, “Horoscope (1),” Beacon Street Review, collected in Lamp of the Body, Red Hen Press

Anna Journey, “A Partial Illustration of the Black Market Accompanied by the Scented Breath of Starved Alligator,” 32 Poems

Carolyn Forché, “Uninhabited,” Poetry London, collected in In the Lateness of the World, Penguin Books

Natalie Diaz, “If I Should Come Upon Your House Lonely in the West Texas Desert,” Literary Hub, collected in Postcolonial Love Poem, Graywolf Press

Justin Phillip Reed, “Leaves of Grass,” The Rumpus, collected in The Malevolent Volume, Coffee House Press

Dara Yen Elerath, “The History of My Body,” diode

Catherine Pierce, “Graceland,” collected in Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books

Connie Voisine, “Sorry I Don’t Like You,” collected in Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press

Catherine Barnett, “Lore,” The Literary Review, collected in Human Hours, Graywolf Press

Randall Mann, “Lexington,” Fourteen Hills, collected in Breakfast with Thom Gunn, The University of Chicago Press

Rebecca Seiferle, “A History of Romanticism,” Alaska Quarterly Review, collected in Bitters, Copper Canyon Press

Cammy Thomas, “Cracked Sycamore,” collected in Cathedral of Wish, Four Way Books

Lorine Niedecker, “Darwin,” collected in The Granite Pail, Gnomon Press

Jenny Boully, “Essay on Trees,” collected in The Book of Beginnings and Endings, Sarabande Books

Monica Ferrell, “Eleven Steps to Breaking up a Hart,” Tin House, collected in Beasts for the Chase, Sarabande Books

Dan Chiasson, “One on One,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Bicentennial, Alfred A. Knopf

Adrienne Su, “1978,” collected in Middle Kingdom, Alice James Books

Vickie Vértiz, “Already My Lips Were Luminous,” Cobalt Review, collected in Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, The University of Arizona Press

Naomi Shihab Nye, “So There,” collected in Fuel, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Michael Earl Craig, “Who was Joan of Arc,” collected in Woods and Clouds Interchangeable, Wave Books

Tiana Clark, “Conversation with Phillis Wheatley #7,” The Sewanee Review, collected in I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood, University of Pittsburgh Press

Adrian Matejka, “Primer (Brass + Lead),” Four Way Review

Dorianne Laux, “Superman,” collected in The Book of Men, W. W. Norton & Company

Jillian Weise, “Of the Impending Mission,” Bellingham Review, collected in Cyborg Detective, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Shanna Compton, “Back in Seaside,” Poem-a-Day, collected in Brink, Bloof Books

Sandra Lim, “Garden Quarrel,” collected in The Wilderness, W. W. Norton & Company

Ariana Reines, “Magazine Feminism,” collected in A Sand Book, Tin House Books

Diane Seuss, “Parties among strangers, punks, leather caps and straps, pressing,” The Adroit Journal

Eugenia Leigh, “Gold,” Pleiades

Eileen Cleary, “Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV,” What Rough Beast

Natasha Sajé, “Alcohol,” Southern Indiana Review 

Martha Silano, “I Am Writing a Letter,” Four Way Review

Maya C. Popa, “My Brother Doesn’t Wake Up Wishing We Were Closer,” The Adroit Journal

Miguel Murphy, “Hart Crane, on the Failure of Poetry,” Sporklet

Zachary Schomburg, “The Monster Hour,” collected in The Man Suit, Black Ocean

TJ Jarrett, “How the Past Tense Turns a Whole Sentence Dark,” collected in Zion, Southern Illinois University Press 

Kathleen Rooney, “Midwestern Wedding: Dream No. 5,” collected in Oneiromance, Switchback Books

Aline Dolinh, “Extreme Domesticity,” The Rumpus

Aracelis Girmay, “You Are Who I Love,” The Quarry

Ocean Vuong, “Not Even This,” Poetry

Erin Belieu, “In Airports,” Narrative

Bradley Trumpfheller, “Palinode,” The Cortland Review, collected in Reconstructions, Sibling Rivalry Press

Traci Brimhall, “Family Portrait as Lullaby,” Poetry Northwest, collected in Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, Copper Canyon Press

Sally Wen Mao, “Valentine for a Flytrap,” Cave Wall, collected in Mad Honey Symposium, Alice James Books

Wyn Cooper, “Holiday,” American Literary Review, collected in The Way Back, White Pine Press

Caroline Bird, “Rookie,” collected in The Air Year, Carcanet Press, Ltd.

Patrick Donnelly, “Malediction on an Iron Bed,” collected in The Charge, Ausable Press

Rosemary Willey, “White Flowers,” collected in Intended Place, The Kent State University Press

Alison C. Rollins, “Library of Small Catastrophes,” collected in Library of Small Catastrophes, Copper Canyon Press

Virginia Konchan, “Apocrypha,” Free Verse, collected in Any God Will Do, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Erika Meitner, “Post-Game-Day Blessing,” The Kenyon Review, collected in Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Jennifer Tseng, “(Please note the jade is a genuine jade, not a plastic fake),” collected in Not so dear Jenny, Bateau Press

David Kirby, “Tige Watley’s Whoah,” Northwest Review, collected in The House of Blue Light, Louisiana State University Press

Heather Christle, “Uncloudy,” collected in Heliopause, Wesleyan University Press

Kai Carlson-Wee, “The Boy’s Head,” The Missouri Review, collected in Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Cate Marvin, “Let the Day Perish,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, collected in Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company

Chet’la Sebree, “In Medias Res,” collected in Mistress, New Issues Press

Ron Koertge, “American Wife,” Cider Press Review, collected in Fever, Red Hen Press

Julia Story, “Indiana Problem (Three Dusks),” collected in Spinster for Hire, The Word Works

Megan Pinto, “Original Sin,” The Margins

Jaswinder Bolina, “Portrait of the Minor Character,” Third Coast, collected in Phantom Camera, New Issues Press

Rebecca Hazelton, “Self-Portrait with Unsewn Shadow,” collected in Gloss, University of Wisconsin Press

Sarah Galvin, “God Doesn’t Care Where You Pee,” collected in Ugly Time, Gramma Poetry

Fleda Brown, “Talk Radio,” The Georgia Review, collected in No Need of Sympathy, BOA Editions, Ltd.

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

Emilia Phillips, “Moonpie,” Underblong, collected in Hemlock, Diode Editions

Karyna McGlynn, “The Devil Chains Me to a Microphone,” collected in Hothouse, Sarabande Books

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

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, “The Moon is Trans,” The Feminist Wire, collected in There Should Be Flowers, Civil Coping Mechanisms

Camille Rankine, “Still Life with House Finch,” collected in Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Copper Canyon Press

Samuel Green, “On Patmos, Kneeling in the Panagea,” Prairie Schooner

Matthew Zapruder, “La Plague,” can we have our ball back

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

Ellen Bass, “Relax,” The American Poetry Review, collected in Like a Beggar, Copper Canyon Press

Francesca Bell, “You Can Call Me Ma’am,” Burnt District, collected in Bright Stain, Red Hen Press

Kateri Lanthier, “Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily,” collected in Siren, Véhicule Press

Quan Barry, “Noli Me Tangere,” collected in Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press

July Westhale, “One in a Line of Many,” The Boiler, collected in Trailer Trash, Kore Press

Kristin Bock, “Windscape,” The Massachusetts Review, collected in Cloisters, Tupelo Press

Maya C. Popa, “Palimpsest,” The Literary Review, collected in American Faith, Sarabande Books

Katherine Larson, “The Oranges in Uganda,” collected in Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

Kathryn Nuernberger, “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours,” Poetry International, collected in Rue, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Natalie Shapero, “Ten What,” Kettle Blue Review, collected in Hard Child, Copper Canyon Press

Kevin Prufer, “Condominiums,” Waxwing

Joshua Bennett, “The Open,” Connotation Press, collected in Owed, Penguin Books

Maggie Smith, “First Fall,” collected in Good Bones, Tupelo Press

Mag Gabbert, “Wight,” Hobart

Mohja Kahf, “Hajar, First Woman on the Moon,” collected in Hagar Poems, The University of Arkansas Press

Rick Barot, “UDFj-39546284,” Arroyo Literary Review, collected in The Galleons, Milkweed Editions

Jennifer Michael Hecht, “No Hemlock Rock,” The Awl, collected in Who Said, Copper Canyon Press

Laura Read, “St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Pray for Us,” collected in Dresses from the Old Country, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Meghan O’Rourke, “My Mother,” Brooklyn Magazine, collected in Once, W. W. Norton & Company

Jack Gilbert, “New York, Summer,” collected in Monolithos, Alfred A. Knopf

Kim Addonizio, “Ways of Being Lonely,” The New Yorker

Jay Nebel, “The Mathematician,” collected in Neighbors, Saturnalia Books

Mary Biddinger, “Procreation Myth,” collected in Partial Genius, Black Lawrence Press

Carrie Fountain, “Experience,” collected in Burn Lake, Penguin Books

Cindy King, “When Your Mother Asks If You’re Seeing Anyone and No Longer Means a Therapist,” The Slowdown

Christine Gosnay, “The World’s Fair,” Thrush, collected in Even Years, The Kent State University Press

Bob Hicok, “End of the work ethic,” Conduit, collected in Hold, Copper Canyon Press

Melissa Kwasny, “Pictograph: Bizarre Anthropomorph, Often with Interior Body Decorations,” Willow Springs, collected in Pictograph, Milkweed Editions

Eduardo C. Corral, “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel [Bought my luck…],” Poetry, collected in Guillotine, Graywolf Press

Sam Sax, “Lisp,” Poetry

Angie Estes, “Dark Spots,” Southwest Review, collected in Enchantée, Oberlin College Press

Keetje Kuipers, “At the Small Town Drag Show,” Hunger Mountain, collected in All Its Charms, BOA Editions, Ltd.

Alex Green, “Highlights from Under the Sod,” collected in Emergency Anthems, Brooklyn Arts Press

Steven Cramer, “Note to My First Wife,” New Ohio Review, collected in Listen, Mad Hat Press

Richard Siken, “Real Estate,” Poem-a-Day

Dan Chiasson, “Q & A,” collected in The Math Campers, Alfred A. Knopf

Jill Alexander Essbaum, “The Wistful,” collected in Would-Land, Cooper Dillon Books

Sumita Chakraborty, “Marigolds,” At Length, collected in Arrow, Alice James Books

Jay Besemer, “May I Just Say,” collected in Theories of Performance, The Lettered Streets Press

Robert Hass, “An Argument About Poetics Imagined at Squaw Valley After a Night Walk Under the Mountain,” Literary Imagination, collected in Summer Snow, Ecco

Sean Singer, “Dirt,” American Poetry Review

Lauren Shapiro, “Persona Poem,” collected in Easy Math, Sarabande Books

Erin Hoover, “What Kind of Deal Are We Going to Make?,” Tampa Review, collected in Barnburner, Elixir Press

Diane Seuss, “Self-Portrait with Amy (Creation Myth),” The American Poetry Review, collected in Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Graywolf Press

Lee Ann Roripaugh, “Ten Nights’ Dreams,” No Tell Motel, collected in Dandarians, Milkweed Editions

Erin Adair-Hodges, “Song in the Key of Negged,” Spork

Joanna Penn Cooper, “While Watching Ice Dancing, I Contemplate Mortality,” Zócalo Public Square, collected in When We Were Fearsome, Ethel

Kiki Petrosino, “Happineſs,” Tin House, collected in White Blood, Sarabande Books

Barbara Hamby, “Ode to Fear,” River Styx, collected in All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press

Meghan Privitello, “Please Wear Proper Attire,” Redivider, collected in A New Language for Falling Out of Love, YesYes Books

B.K. Fischer, “Week 26: St. Rage’s Vault,” Western Humanities Review, collected in St. Rage’s Vault, The Word Works

Gala Mukomolova, “If Vasilyssa Is the Suitor,” collected in Without Protection, Coffee House Press

Ladan Osman, “Ken,” collected in The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, University of Nebraska Press

Laura Kasischke, “Guide to Imaginary Places,” collected in Dance and Disappear, University of Massachusetts Press

Cate Marvin, “My First Husband Was My Last,” Harvard Review, collected in Oracle, W.W. Norton & Company

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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</