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November 27, 2014:   "Event" by Blas Falconer   "As a crowd gathered, I saw..."
November 26, 2014:   "Winter Wind" by Stephen Dobyns   "Whitecaps on the river-so fierce..."
November 25, 2014:   "Gerbils in Space" by Martha Silano   "and geckos. Fruit flies, kernels of com...."
November 23, 2014:   "Moon, Keep Setting Back Clocks" by Willis Barnstone   "Sometimes I feel, sometimes I don't, sometimes..."
November 22, 2014:   "In Our Place" by Anthony DiMatteo   "Patience, the heron knows I want..."
November 21, 2014:   "Dog Years" by Eleanor Lerman   "Look, I'm sure you knew how the story was..."
November 20, 2014:   "Animal Griefs" by Sally Rosen Kindred   "I am going to have to say no..."
November 19, 2014:   "Elegy in which a Bird Appears" by Jody Rambo   "I will make of my mind a scrape nest for your absence. Clear a swale..."
November 18, 2014:   "Open Season" by Becca Klaver   "I get all my news from the weather report or..."
November 17, 2014:   "I/They" by Sean Rys   "Nothing is more nomadic than names..."
November 16, 2014:   "Innominatus" by David Tomas Martinez   "Nothing is more nomadic than names..."
November 15, 2014:   "Tono City, Japan" by Kevin Simmonds   "Crows against snow..."
November 14, 2014:   "Silicon Valley" by David Linebarger   "Above us the promise..."
November 13, 2014:   "The Poet's Black Drum" by Carol Frost   "Come in the silent acting in a dream now wayfarer..."
November 12, 2014:   "Doris (Cardiology 14 E)" by Gretchen Primack   "My bones are in one hospital room..."
November 11, 2014:   "So We Began to Kick the Tires" by Maureen Thorson   "This unit not for sale. This bicycle built for two...."
November 10, 2014:   "The Man With a Missing Dog" by Charles Rafferty   "One evening, while searching for a dog..."
November 8, 2014:   "Assay" by Frank Wilson   "Having learned to observe..."
November 7, 2014:   "The Apartment Empties" by Tony Barnstone   "Sometimes the talk inside your head's so loud..."
November 6, 2014:   "Matins for the Last Frost" by Kimberly Johnson   "Patient in their dark hibernacle..."
November 5, 2014:   "At Last" by Gerald Stern   "Time was getting shorter every year..."
November 4, 2014:   "Tilting Toward Winter" by Okla Elliott   "The air is gray and quiet as the sea's..."
November 3, 2014:   "Northbound" by Edward Nobles   "A township has no zip code..."
November 2, 2014:   "How Not to Need Resurrection" by Michalle Gould   "Children like to play at death..."
November 1, 2014:   "We Can Be Anything We Couldn't Be" by Jenny Sadre-Orafai   "Here is the sunset every painter has painted..."
October 31, 2014:   "Aubade" by Sandra Lim   "From the last stars to sunrise the world is dark and enduring..."
October 30, 2014:   "Melt" by C. J. Sage   "To lose a certain figuration..."
October 29, 2014:   "Neverland" by Rebecca Hazelton   "It was enough to dream a small boat becalmed just in sight..."
October 28, 2014:   "Farthingale" by Kimberly Johnson   "In my pennyworth of windblown..."
October 27, 2014:   "Arroyo" by Kit Frick   "In this place we define things...."
October 26, 2014:   "The Silent Life" by Aaron Belz   "Horse lilies are the festive kind..."
October 25, 2014:   "Fable" by Sara Eliza Johnson   "In the forest, the owl releases a boneless cry...."
October 24, 2014:   "The Trouble with Lightning" by TJ Jarrett   "is it travels without resistance..."
October 23, 2014:   "Dear Empire," by Oliver de la Paz   "These are your jellyfish...."
October 22, 2014:   "i am looking for something to keep me warm in the winter / when the sky lets loose snow and all its other feelings" by Leia Penina Wilson   "i have found a city, a solid hydrodynamic sphere ..."
October 21, 2014:   "North of Stinson Beach" by Brian Simoneau   "A quartet of pelicans like a measure of music in flight..."
October 20, 2014:   "Morning Poem" by Matthew Burgess   "The ocelot's descent is so slow-mo I can see its..."
October 19, 2014:   "Finding the Porn Magazines" by Chelsea Woodard   "The way a twelve-year-old will hide her want..."
October 18, 2014:   "Grotesquerie" by RJ Gibson   "Mid-June: this sky a Schuyler sky..."
October 16, 2014:   "Present Perfect" by Laura Kasischke   "This has been..."
October 15, 2014:   "Midnight Loon" by Arthur Sze   "Burglars enter an apartment and ransack drawers..."
October 14, 2014:   "Entering Vacant Stagehands" by Stephen Massimilla   "Once she goes to sleep in my script, it is 2:00 A.M...."
October 13, 2014:   "Blue Whale" by Sarah Rose Nordgren   "Dark body dropping through fearsome space..."
October 12, 2014:   "Her Mistake" by Gregory Fraser   "When cinders showed up in her blouses..."
October 11, 2014:   "Little Schooner" by Joseph P. Wood   "Now I the rower gentle on the water. Now I the water gentle..."
October 10, 2014:   "Advance" by Lisa Williams   "In the small light of morning..."
October 9, 2014:   "We Real Nerds" by David Hernandez   "We real nerds. We..."
October 8, 2014:   "Glitch" by Claire Wahmanholm   "There's a burr buried in my brain's wool..."
October 7, 2014:   "The Tornado Wants a Companion" by Catherine Pierce   "No one wants the whirling all the time...."
October 6, 2014:   "My Life in Absentia" by Danniel Schoonebeek   "Some say the mother of gone to the dogs...."
October 5, 2014:   "Quantum Basketball" by Alfred Corn   "Here in Subatomic Stadium, playoff season's..."
October 4, 2014:   "First Acts" by Claudia Keelan   "The woman is alone on the stage..."
October 3, 2014:   "Oolite for the Ocean Wife" by Paula C. Lowe   "If you put up a seawall..."
October 2, 2014:   "In Which We Sense That We Are Not Alone" by Mary Biddinger   "Various miracles of the most outlandish sort..."
October 1, 2014:   "Amendment" by Brian Foley   "Our first time..."
September 30, 2014:   "Laika" by Kerrin McCadden   "How do you tell your children it was never easy...."
September 29, 2014:   "Three Minutes and Sixty Years" by Ralph Angel   "A mere / shrug of atmosphere..."
September 28, 2014:   "Knossos" by Sarah White   "If I would marry him..."
September 27, 2014:   "Pangaea" by Felicia Mitchell   "You can see us here, drifters..."
September 26, 2014:   "'How can we live in this fear?'" by Lex Runciman   "Clouds may drift from the west...."
September 25, 2014:   "Light's Effect on the Body" by Janée J. Baugher   "You're not alone...."
September 24, 2014:   "Winter Feeding" by Anna Ross   "Our fishing-turned-tour boat stalls..."
September 23, 2014:   "Swarm" by R. A. Villanueva   "We were well down the ventral axis..."
September 22, 2014:   "Día de los Muertos" by Brenda Sieczkowski   "Overnight, the jack-o-lanterns have deflated: wrinkles, fallen gums...."
September 21, 2014:   "The Window" by David St. John   "You could be anywhere, almost anywhere at all..."
September 20, 2014:   "Once Upon a Time I Was" by Elisabeth Workman   "meow meow every year..."
September 19, 2014:   "Ode to Autumn" by Jennifer Michael Hecht   "You are overbrimming the hive's clammy cells...."
September 18, 2014:   "That Light" by Paul Hostovsky   "Everything is interesting..."
September 17, 2014:   "Magician's Assistant Sawed in Two" by Jen McClanaghan   "From the fountain of drool that is dog..."
September 16, 2014:   "Lucky" by Stefanie Wortman   "The staggered line of teeth pushing back toward..."
September 15, 2014:   "Blink" by Sid Miller   "If a person lives..."
September 14, 2014:   "Dancing in Tennessee" by Wesley McNair   "How was he to know, when his father left them..."
September 13, 2014:   "Pelicans in December" by J. Allyn Rosser   "One can't help admiring..."
September 12, 2014:   "Inquiline" by Lee Ann Roripaugh   "Like this: Timultuous summer mating. Sizzle of sex-intoxicated..."
September 11, 2014:   "God" by Dan Albergotti   "Somewhere beneath 125th Street there's a small machine..."
September 10, 2014:   "Sol in Leo" by Sam Ross   "Shooting a .22 is perversely..."
September 9, 2014:   "Exodus" by Robert Whitehead   "When you talk about the sea you call it a cradle..."
September 8, 2014:   "Spontaneous Human Combustion" by Erica Wright   "You can't mask the scent of sulfur..."
September 7, 2014:   "Ear to the Wake" by Paul Pines   "we unweave what..."
September 6, 2014:   "Stone Work" by Andrea Scarpino   "Here is the split, dark crop..."
September 5, 2014:   "Poem Beginning with a Line from Eugenio Montale" by Brandon Amico   "Upon me, upon you, and over the lemons..."
September 4, 2014:   "Our Orcas Hours" by James Bertolino   "The woman I love reaches...."
September 3, 2014:   "Manes Gossiping, Overheard" by David Koehn   "I can never remember when any of them are...."
September 2, 2014:   "When Linear" by Lizzie Harris   "Somewhere in the future..."
August 31, 2014:   "Wild Eye" by Karina Borowicz   "All day the dream will linger..."
August 30, 2014:   "Being the Boy" by Gina Keicher   "The parked mailman truck teaches patience. People with time..."
August 29, 2014:   "Secured Cushions, Beer and Olives" by Lisa C. Krueger   "The boat of revelation has whiteness and chrome..."
August 28, 2014:   "The Abyssal Plain" by Bruce Bond   "Here beneath the last revenant of light..."
August 27, 2014:   "Against Rapture" by Frannie Lindsay   "Gradually things began to appear in the house..."
August 26, 2014:   "Sincerely, the Sky" by David Hernandez   "Yes, I see you down there..."
August 25, 2014:   "Seen from Above" by Jennifer K. Sweeney   "Steady the freight trains..."
August 24, 2014:   "Girl Show" by Kristy Bowen   "I may speak like a woman, but my throat..."
August 23, 2014:   "The Measured Breathing" by Michael Hettich   "And so I understand, at least for a moment..."
August 22, 2014:   "The Stag at Eve" by Lesley Jenike   "In my cries I don't cease (some dumb bird)..."
August 21, 2014:   "Initiation #5: Lorca" by Kara Candito   "He is standing at the foot of my bed..."
August 20, 2014:   "Tame Me" by Ralph Angel   "But how to get through to a mind..."
August 19, 2014:   "Swift Trucks" by Erika Meitner   "This place has views..."
August 18, 2014:   "Body and Soul" by B. H. Fairchild   "Half-numb, guzzling bourbon and Coke from coffee mugs..."
August 17, 2014:   "Summer School" by Lianne Spidel   "Because I needed to know for a poem..."
August 16, 2014:   "Birder's Last Blessing" by John Smith   "Leave the binoculars behind...."
August 15, 2014:   "Light" by Dennis Finnell   "It's beyond me, the pinhole in Hubble's eye tomorrow as predicted..."
August 14, 2014:   "Postcard to My Third Crush Today" by Sean Hill   "I've been on the move; the bottoms..."
August 13, 2014:   "Direction" by Glenn Shaheen   "There is play between us there is a play..."
August 12, 2014:   "Temple Kiss" by Lisa Russ Spaar   "Obituarial, novelty's wattage..."
August 11, 2014:   "Rodin, 'The Walking Man'" by Peter Cooley   "But when the body stands here, one foot back..."
August 10, 2014:   "My Four-Year-Old Asks What Happens When People Die and When I Hesitate She Answers Her Own Question" by Tina Parker   "First they wake up on the day they’re going to die..."
August 9, 2014:   "Watch" by Mike White   "Dog roped to a tree..."
August 8, 2014:   "The Gesture" by Shann Ray   "On the surface..."
August 7, 2014:   "Bear Fight" by Jeff Friedman   "When Liza fell in with the bear, I was more than..."
August 6, 2014:   "Migration" by Jasmine V. Bailey   "Summer leaves for South America..."
August 5, 2014:   "Animal Deaths" by Gregory Djanikian   "Oh, it's stupid, I know, to be..."
August 4, 2014:   "Gravid" by Gillian Kiley   "To you, too, hello; I am a flop..."
August 3, 2014:   "Aubade" by David Mura   "A wound is a blossom..."
August 2, 2014:   "The Archangel in a City of Men" by Phebe Davidson   "may rise at 2 or 3 a.m. —an insomniac's insomniac—..."
August 1, 2014:   "Monologue During A Blackout" by Kara Candito   "What about zebra?—suppose..."
July 31, 2014:   "The boys who learned to fuck from porn movies versus the boys who learned to fuck from their fathers" by Maggie Glover   "One side offered, believe or not: daisies...."
July 30, 2014:   "Inundation" by Katherine Lucas Anderson   "To your horror is overstating it...."
July 29, 2014:   "The Giraffe 3" by Jacques Rebotier   "Coming upon a pond, it wants to drink...."
July 28, 2014:   "Washing My Face" by Peter Cooley   "Rising to face him, head-on, man-to-man..."
July 27, 2014:   "Emptying Out" by Robin Chapman   "Let rue be like the river that pours through..."
July 26, 2014:   "Minotaur" by Peter Kline   "You wound a ball of twine around my eyes..."
July 25, 2014:   "To the Stars through Difficulties" by Christina Olson   "'We're off to see the wizard!" my father..."
July 24, 2014:   "In These Woods" by Melanie McCabe   "Pretty viper, once coiled..."
July 23, 2014:   "Death among the Thistles" by JoAnn Balingit   "Out here in this leggy light..."
July 22, 2014:   "On Seeing Psycho in a Concert Hall" by Anne Harding Woodworth   "The orchestra begins to play...."
July 21, 2014:   "Sword Lily" by Amy Glynn Greacen   "We come to love our difficulties..."
July 19, 2014:   "Variations" by Michael Broder   "A few words go a long way between us..."
July 18, 2014:   "When I Was Straight" by Julie Marie Wade   "I did not love women as I do now...."
July 17, 2014:   "Housing" by David Wagoner   "Some don’t have it and need it badly..."
July 16, 2014:   "Poem for Jack Spicer" by Matthew Zapruder   "It's the start of baseball season..."
July 15, 2014:   "Seasonal Stream" by Gigi Marks   "I am too sick this year to cover..."
July 14, 2014:   "Foresight" by Melanie McCabe   "I know precisely what to do to avert disaster..."
July 13, 2014:   "Daredevil" by Melissa Balmain   "When it came to wild stunts, he was second to none..."
July 12, 2014:   "On Our New House" by Julie Danho   "Statistics say I won't die here..."
July 11, 2014:   "Tinguage" by Natasha Sajé   "What you do to me. With me. What I've..."
July 10, 2014:   "I Stayed Up Late Watching Airplanes" by Michael Teig   "roll the horizon. And thought of you..."
July 9, 2014:   "Walking with Eliza" by Jeffrey Harrison   "Late morning, mid-October, Eliza and I..."
July 8, 2014:   "An Emergency Every Day of the Week" by Christopher Citro   "It's how you know I love you..."
July 7, 2014:   "Backward-Spreading Brightness" by Christopher Kondrich   "Clear enough to see you christen or condemn another..."
July 6, 2014:   "Magnificat" by Michael Gessner   "The greatest statement ever made..."
July 5, 2014:   "Abraham's Journey" by Richard Jackson   "Sorrow walked in my clothes before I did. Flocks..."
July 4, 2014:   "Eight Buffalo" by Cecilia Llompart   "An obstinacy of buffalo..."
July 3, 2014:   "Goldfinch" by Betsy Sholl   "The way you sit at the feeder, your head cocked..."
July 2, 2014:   "Gooseberry" by Samuel Green   "At night, when we sleep..."
July 1, 2014:   "Give-Us-This-Day Man" by Ricardo Pau-Llosa   "Every morning breakfast became..."
June 30, 2014:   "Swan Aubade" by Abigail Cloud   "At dawn the feathers shriek..."
June 29, 2014:   "The Navigational Fix" by Holly J. Hughes   "For a good fix, we need two lines, 45 degrees..."
June 28, 2014:   "something to look forward to" by Richard Vargas   "i'm visiting the local..."
June 27, 2014:   "Self-Portrait as Beast" by Frances Justine Post   "I put on my face. This one is wolfish..."
June 26, 2014:   "Surveillance meteor" by Alexandria Peary   "The surveillance meteor hangs over a stone wall..."
June 25, 2014:   "Narrative" by Jenny Molberg   "Because there is no principle of love..."
June 24, 2014:   "A mother poem" by Tom Useted   "My mother is a bag of flour...."
June 23, 2014:   "What Holds Us" by Martin Balgach   "This morning I listened to the first birds of spring...."
June 22, 2014:   "3 am" by Nicki Griffin   "Winter and I am awake again..."
June 21, 2014:   "There is a Stir, Always" by Catherine Graham   "If I hold onto this body the snow will grow inside me..."
June 20, 2014:   "Rumination with Night Sky and Cotton" by Jeff Gundy   "What you can't see may not matter. What you can barely see, those..."
June 19, 2014:   "The Shape of It" by Wendy Xu   "I wake up and inherit the world..."
June 18, 2014:   "Conjugating" by Kimberly Grey   " If lovers are..."
June 17, 2014:   "when you land on Madison Ave." by Ben Pelhan   "it starts with babies...."
June 16, 2014:   "In the Century of Mandatory Crying" by Rochelle Hurt   "it was decreed that the solution..."
June 15, 2014:   "New Orleans, a Neighborhood Nation" by Mona Lisa Saloy   "Possums sleep, middle of the road sometimes..."
June 14, 2014:   "Canoeing the Lagoon" by John Repp   "The morning heat..."
June 13, 2014:   "Osip" by Alan Jude Moore   "It's hard to comprehend..."
June 12, 2014:   "Margin of Silence" by J. P. Dancing Bear   "you talk about the margin of silence..."
June 11, 2014:   "A No Good Thunderstorm" by Alexis Pope   "Dear Hurricane, my name is gentle..."
June 10, 2014:   "Bundle, Then Swift the New Year" by Ruth Williams   "Where they pushed..."
June 9, 2014:   "Pulling the Arrow Out" by Carl Phillips   "Mumbling something about how..."
June 8, 2014:   "God is a Capitalist" by Kendra DeColo   "I, too, want honesty in exchange for my good money, a warm body..."
June 7, 2014:   "Red Tractor" by Terri Kirby Erickson   "Just before you reach the Triple B Country..."
June 6, 2014:   "September" by Lorraine Doran   "For once clouds come to mark the day and one boy..."
June 5, 2014:   "My Mother's Will Emailed in PDF" by Jodie Hollander   "This is the order in which she loved..."
June 4, 2014:   "Shadowboxing Andy Warhol" by Kelli Russell Agodon   "Andy Warhol speaks to me in voodoo..."
June 3, 2014:   "Exodus" by Peg Bresnahan   "The lake rose to record highs...."
June 2, 2014:   "Mayflower" by Jake Adam York   "Before the bird's song..."
June 1, 2014:   "Dog in the Road" by Knute Skinner   "The dog lies in the middle of the road..."
May 30, 2014:   "Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito" by Tarfia Faizullah   "Let me break..."
May 29, 2014:   "Manhole" by Sally Wen Mao   "The nadirs of the world..."
May 28, 2014:   "Come Back" by Chloe Honum   "I can't see all of any horse at once...."
May 27, 2014:   "Stray Boat in January" by Jacqueline Marcus   "Walked out into the cold early rain as though I were walking out of my life..."
May 25, 2014:   "Schooled In the Open Sea" by Conrad Hilberry   "The albacore, bonita, mackerel..."
May 24, 2014:   "AND A RAIN" by Joan Houlihan   "AND A RAIN let down from sky..."
May 23, 2014:   "King Country Metro" by Geffrey Davis   "In Seattle, in 1982, my mother beholds this man..."
May 22, 2014:   "How to Go Extinct" by Caroline Manring   "A bird’s mouth is its gape...."
May 21, 2014:   "Give It Up" by Jeff Friedman   "Give up the dragons tattooed on your arms..."
May 20, 2014:   "The Last Crusade" by Chad Davidson   "I was It, the unnamed, the great criminal..."
May 19, 2014:   "To the Reader" by Mark Svenvold   "When I rose from all of this, briefly, that morning..."
May 18, 2014:   "Waiting to Be Shot in the Back" by Sean Thomas Dougherty   "Okay stranger, plug a dollar..."
May 17, 2014:   "Dog Person" by Robin Becker   "Like burdocks, loyalty attaches to her...."
May 16, 2014:   "The Untied States of America" by Martha Silano   "America, with your water-tower towns, your irrigation sprinklers..."
May 15, 2014:   "How Move the Boulder" by Marc McKee   "Yes! may be the best way to start..."
May 14, 2014:   "Cold Comfort in October" by Keetje Kuipers   "All those born from love-lest marriages..."
May 13, 2014:   "Time to Kill" by Charlie Hughes   "Evenings I sit beneath the maple trees..."
May 12, 2014:   "The life-and-death world of carpentry" by Bob Hicok   "So much sawdust on my glasses, I stare at the wind..."
May 11, 2014:   "This is Not a Prayer" by Christine Beck   "This is Not a Prayer of Thanks...."
May 10, 2014:   "[For the animal is sleepy-time...]" by Joshua Poteat   "For the animal is sleepy-time, is bye-bye, is numb-knees, is jewel..."
May 9, 2014:   "Ring" by Suzanne Cleary   "Rose gold engraved with a grain of wheat..."
May 8, 2014:   "44306" by Meg Johnson   "Let’s get this ménage a trois started...."
May 7, 2014:   "Repent" by Gary L. McDowell   "because nature is a haunted house..."
May 6, 2014:   "Some Math, Some Words" by Bob Hicok   "A man was measured by how well he whistled..."
May 4, 2014:   "Affirmative Action Babies" by Amaud Jamaul Johnson   "Well, isn't this the world..."
May 3, 2014:   "Sunglesses" by James Gendron   "They fear dying and dying fears them..."
May 2, 2014:   "Telomere" by Judson Evans   "We die because our intentions can't touch..."
April 29, 2014:   "[While I—Breathless...]" by Rebecca Aronson   "While I—Breathless..."
April 28, 2014:   "Whatever Monster" by Ash Bowen   "I’m sad for what our bodies never made..."
April 27, 2014:   "Palimpsest" by Jason Shulman   "The rock contains..."
April 26, 2014:   "Letter to P on Perfumed Paper" by Priscilla Frake   "I'm pollen and itch..."
April 25, 2014:   "Awake As You Sleep" by Laura Grace Weldon   "Lying together, having made..."
April 24, 2014:   "The Empire of Absinthe" by Bill Rasmovicz   "All the buildings were smoke-bearded and swayed..."
April 23, 2014:   "I'm Kind of a Whore, But She's, Like, Way a Whore" by David Kirby   "this is the kind of thing that makes me happy...."
April 22, 2014:   "The River of Ugly Fishes" by Clayton Adam Clark   "Blame it on the limestone—the sinkholes..."
April 21, 2014:   "As a Spleen" by Claire Sylvester Smith   "So much must go right in order for us to drive..."
April 20, 2014:   "Apple" by Nick McRae   "A man finds an apple in an empty field..."
April 19, 2014:   "If, Sky" by Lauren K. Alleyne   "Wish for a working machine..."
April 18, 2014:   "Reception" by Jason Tandon   "The moon like a sickle's blade..."
April 17, 2014:   "Offering" by Weston Cutter   "The stupid mercy of flesh, how softly the dog..."
April 16, 2014:   "Bumper crop" by Bob Hicok   "This child had such an easygoingmanner..."
April 15, 2014:   "Musial" by George Bilgere   "My father once sold a Chevy..."
April 14, 2014:   "America Mix-Tape, Track 60" by Jason Myers   "Some day I'll die in St. Augustine..."
April 13, 2014:   "Tuned In Late One Night" by William Stafford   "Listen-this is a faint station..."
April 12, 2014:   "Deer Walk Upon Our Mountains" by Alicia Suskin Ostriker   "When they see me said the old woman..."
April 11, 2014:   "After Twelve Months, Someone Tells Me It's Time to Join the Living" by Teresa Leo   "And I have, or will, I'm not sure which..."
April 10, 2014:   "Modigliani's Cellist" by Barbara Siegel Carlson   "He plays to the violet walls..."
April 9, 2014:   "Season of Burning Leaves" by Raphael Dagold   "He is looking for something perfect..."
April 8, 2014:   "Dear Winged" by Erin Murphy   "The opposite of water..."
April 7, 2014:   "Ode to Augurs, Ogres, Acorns, and Two or Three Things That Have Been Eating at My Heart Like a Wolverine in a Time of Famine" by Barbara Hamby   "So many birds are flying above my house it must mean..."
April 6, 2014:   "Revival" by Juditha Dowd   "Lately it seems that you and I..."
April 5, 2014:   "Tangiers, 1968" by Zara Raab   "Because in the Souk Dakhli, a woman..."
April 4, 2014:   "Extras" by U.A. Fanthorpe   "Two of them, always...."
April 3, 2014:   "As Seen From Above" by Cynthia Atkins   "While your mind is singing..."
April 2, 2014:   "The Age of Increment" by Anna Maria Hong   "Liberticide optimized in an age..."
April 1, 2014:   "Pompey, 67 BC" by Sally Wen Mao   "It was swarm season—of honey and carnage..."
March 31, 2014:   "Orison" by Betsy Sholl   "Let me give back to God..."
March 30, 2014:   "[Two centuries to keep a maple]" by Jody Bolz   "Two centuries to keep a maple..."
March 29, 2014:   "For Weather" by Matthew Gavin Frank   "The diner is closed today..."
March 28, 2014:   "The Last Meeting, along the Path to Arthur's Grave" by Shelley Puhak   "Here — grass matted means..."
March 27, 2014:   "Slow News" by John Estes   "These are momentary sensations, the wild, the windswept...."
March 26, 2014:   "Another Spring" by Peter Everwine   "Another spring...."
March 25, 2014:   "Slice of Moon" by Kim Dower   "There's a slice of moon..."
March 24, 2014:   "Mother Goose Self-Help" by K. A. Hays   "Climb a spout. Run a clock...."
March 23, 2014:   "Time Traveler" by Rebecca Lehmann   "In the cavern I hung ropes..."
March 22, 2014:   "Polycarp" by Matthew Minicucci   "Known for who is known...."
March 21, 2014:   "A Bewilderment" by Bianca Stone   "I have lost all luscious dreams..."
March 20, 2014:   "Choose your poison" by Stacy Kidd   "Choose your Texas, your bataille & your Baton Rouge...."
March 19, 2014:   "Horse" by Danielle Pafunda   "The womb, a tick tock, a shrapnel-bearing croc...."
March 18, 2014:   "Learning to Weather" by Marjorie Maddox   "The day after the geese leave..."
March 17, 2014:   "Radical Lads, Blisters & Glad Summers" by Brenda Hillman   "Light the lamps for a government..."
March 16, 2014:   "Scarlatti Sonata Testament" by Pattiann Rogers   "Listen . . . all white foxes, all white owls, all snowy..."
March 15, 2014:   "Scotch Tape World" by Tom C. Hunley   "Taping my thigh and calf together..."
March 14, 2014:   "Murmuration" by Lisa Ampleman   "A row of resting birds makes visible a distant power line..."
March 13, 2014:   "In a Landscape: LIV" by John Gallaher   "Where's the line between what constitutes repetition..."
March 12, 2014:   "Congenital" by Amy McCann   "Inside every heart..."
March 11, 2014:   "Tagebücher" by Cynthia Cruz   "Decadent, glass cells..."
March 10, 2014:   "January" by DJ Dolack   "The pistol-clean mouth..."
March 9, 2014:   "Part & Parcel" by Heidi Czerwiec   "It was all a part of the posing, part..."
March 8, 2014:   "Cities in the Sky" by Mary Jo Salter   "The buildings you drew were stooped..."
March 7, 2014:   "Pages of Winter" by Anzhelina Polonskaya   "Take a look, the birds are dancing..."
March 6, 2014:   "Epithalamium" by Diane Schenker   "Heap round the inner chamber with sweet-..."
March 5, 2014:   "In the Dumps" by Heather Christle   "Just because we've broken my head..."
March 4, 2014:   "Leaving Labor and Delivery" by Erin Rodoni   "The light is relentless. There are no lampshades here...."
March 3, 2014:   "Proof" by Ashley Seitz Kramer   "I have no proof of my own fear..."
March 2, 2014:   "If you Hire a Poet to Draw a Map" by David Shumate   "He will take liberties with the land. He'll unwind rivers that..."
March 1, 2014:   "The Wrong Ones" by James Tolan   "There are those who make us sad..."
February 28, 2014:   "Interrogating Water" by Philip Fried   "Imagine you are interrogating water..."
February 27, 2014:   "When We Were Engaged" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan   "We go to Coney Island. You talk me into riding..."
February 26, 2014:   "Straight Razor" by Randall Mann   "He slid the stiff blade up to my ear..."
February 25, 2014:   "Chickfire" by Sara Tracey   "On our tongues, this language..."
February 24, 2014:   "Autumnal" by John A. Nieves   "October happens this way..."
February 23, 2014:   "New Shoes" by Renato Rosaldo   "In Mungayang the day is hot..."
February 22, 2014:   "Aubade" by Patty Dickson Pieczka   "The dream melts slowly..."
February 21, 2014:   "Muskrat" by Michael David Madonick   "We cannot reconcile ourselves, the incongruities..."
February 20, 2014:   "All the Unreal Animals" by Michael Tyrell   "Larries emerge in October, annuals..."
February 19, 2014:   "Childhood Stories" by Matthew Rohrer   "They learned to turn off the gravity in an auditorium..."
February 18, 2014:   "Recap and Apology" by Rob Talbert   "I remember darkness inside the car..."
February 17, 2014:   "The Fox Den" by Shelley Whitaker   "As a kid on Spring evenings..."
February 16, 2014:   "To Scale" by Nancy Kassell   "Protective spirits in profile are aligned on a frieze...."
February 15, 2014:   "Uncle Kenny" by Dan Rifenburgh   "GhostIy and unknown by me..."
February 14, 2014:   "Compass" by Luc Phinney   "One morning at the lake's edge..."
February 13, 2014:   "Era for Recovery" by Lo Kwa Mei-en   "If a matter of choice then my choir, surely. If voices..."
February 12, 2014:   "Sleeping Women in Movies" by Janet McCann   "She is sprawled arms akimbo..."
February 11, 2014:   "How to Make Sure the Things You Love Never Die" by Christopher Todd Matthews   "Towns like this, it's forest or yard, nothing between..."
February 10, 2014:   "The Mayor's Guide to Reelection" by Jeffrey Morgan   "Notice how reflections stutter along a bank of windows..."
February 8, 2014:   "Her Winter House" by Susan Elbe   "It's always winter when I come, curbs drifted in..."
February 7, 2014:   "Calling the Moon Closer" by Howard Schwartz   "All at once..."
February 6, 2014:   "Damaged Enough" by Rustin Larson   "I still my heart and I can hear you..."
February 5, 2014:   "There Were Only Dandelions" by Laura McCullough   "And the boy...."
February 4, 2014:   "The Foxes" by Claire Millikin   "Step by step, door by door, she opened the house..."
February 3, 2014:   "The Survey" by Joshua Beckman   "Rent adverse crooked cold as dairied catacombs..."
February 2, 2014:   "Long Trail" by Stephen Scaer   "You can spot the better hikers by..."
February 1, 2014:   "It Cannot Be Believed" by Max Winter   "The fire hydrant painted white with black spots like a Dalmatian thinks..."
January 31, 2014:   "To Sea" by Jocelyn Casey-Whiteman   "I am a brilliant animal..."
January 30, 2014:   "Little, Small, Wee Bear" by Ron Koertge   "The rangers may have to shoot the grizzly..."
January 29, 2014:   "We Are At War" by David Ray Vance   "with prepositions, all..."
January 28, 2014:   "Personal Ruin" by Claire Wahmanholm   "Dear blahs..."
January 27, 2014:   "Smartmouth and The Mysteries" by James Malone Smith   "Year upon year I know less and less..."
January 26, 2014:   "My Kind of Love Poem" by Rafael Campo   "Unluckily, the day begins: a bomb..."
January 25, 2014:   "The Archaic Torso of Apollo" by Carol Light   "This guy's lost his head but, Jesus..."
January 24, 2014:   "Dear—" by Trey Moody   "I said Ghost because I couldn't..."
January 23, 2014:   "Atmosphere" by Maxine Chernoff   "Rain pummels windows, words unshake trees...."
January 22, 2014:   "The Violins" by Hilary Sideris   "Grandad Gus wrapped..."
January 21, 2014:   "That Which There Are No Words For" by Jennifer Lighty   "All afternoon on the oyster farm..."
January 20, 2014:   "Self-Portrait with Gunshot Vernacular" by Michael Mlekoday   "All summer was one wet weapon..."
January 19, 2014:   "When everything around me tremors" by Barbara Ellen Sorensen   "When everything around me tremors..."
January 18, 2014:   "'wait for Orion's sword to fall, to cut'" by Dennis Etzel, Jr.   "wait for Orion's sword to fall, to cut..."
January 17, 2014:   "Étude" by Andrew Michael Roberts   "even now as you..."
January 16, 2014:   "Homeschooled" by Marianne Kunkel   "The Nazis? Learned of them in comic books...."
January 15, 2014:   "Cheek Against Soft Pumpkin Fur" by Francesca Chabrier   "I am me, but I am a cow...."
January 14, 2014:   "Now You See It Now You Don't" by Valerie Bandura   "The first time my sister lost it..."
January 13, 2014:   "Toof Toof: the Arc" by Tomaž Šalamun   "Hungry bird from Samarkand..."
January 12, 2014:   "Winter Litany" by Robin Davidson   "I stand on Wawel Hill..."
January 11, 2014:   "Acre" by Lisa Ortiz   "If we had one, I said, we could grow lettuce and peas..."
January 9, 2014:   "Manifesto" by C. J. Sage   "Before I'd fallen through..."
January 7, 2014:   "Three Nonsense Poems" by Christopher Merrill   "How much mush is too much mush..."
January 6, 2014:   "Carrier (standing woman carrying wolf)" by Éireann Lorsung   "She was preaching no sermon except..."
January 5, 2014:   "Slight Pause" by Joy Katz   "We looked at each other, then at the plate of tomatoes..."
January 4, 2014:   "Mysteries of Light" by Joan Naviyuk Kane   "Loosen the ropes...."
January 3, 2014:   "Dangerous to Know" by Patricia Brody   "I've been chilling with these dead people..."
January 2, 2014:   "Happy Holidays!" by Sherman Alexie   "Indians love fireworks...."
January 1, 2014:   "Tired Blood" by Amaud Jamaul Johnson   "Early stage, the old folks would have noticed..."
December 31, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "O Anchor" by Matthew Nienow   "Dark charms the anchor in its house..."
December 30, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Catch & Release" by William D. Waltz   "Dear Reluctant Sportsman..."
December 29, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Blanks" by Kimberly Johnson   "The sun rolls up like jackpot..."
December 28, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Body" by James Hoch   "I hang it here, in the entry..."
December 27, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Little Muchness" by Mary Ann Samyn   "Some shouting and the tree came down branch by branch..."
December 26, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Turn and Return" by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft   "Listen: I am taking myself..."
December 25, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Practice Test" by Anne Cecelia Holmes   "I almost say formula..."
December 24, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Crane" by David Yezzi   "Paper creased is..."
December 23, 2013 (A 2013 Favorite):   "Battering Robin Syndrome" by Tina Kelley   "He has split his beak on my view...."
December 22, 2013:   "Ruins" by Anne Love Woodhull   "The gods in pieces around me, and me..."
December 21, 2013:   "New River Breakdown" by Terry L. Kennedy   "Just past June and our old dog is swimming the slow summer..."
December 20, 2013:   "Bruxism" by Steven Reese   "While we're asleep, the brain tends..."
December 19, 2013:   "Wishbone" by Jennifer Maier   "Tonight across America, in the swank salons..."
December 18, 2013:   "The Strange House of the Past" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan   "Moving through the strange house..."
December 17, 2013:   "Drinking with Mephistopheles" by TJ Jarrett   "When the mountains said come, he left...."
December 16, 2013:   "Tense" by Cullen Bailey Burns   "Am smitten, I said, and the grass lay still..."
December 15, 2013:   "The Architecture of Sunlight" by A. E. Stringer   "Are these the fabled 'Imagine the sandstone sun just'..."
December 14, 2013:   "Sawhorses" by Greg Williamson   "Are these the fabled "horses of the Sun"..."
December 13, 2013:   "Industrial Photos" by Deborah Bernhardt   "Texture is composed peaks arose. Outside itself..."
December 12, 2013:   "She Had Unexplained Fevers" by Jeannine Hall Gailey   "some nights she just wasn’t..."
December 11, 2013:   "Beneath the Altar" by Katie Peterson   "Beneath Zeus’ altar..."
December 10, 2013:   "Fifty-Fifty Ball" by Jeffrey McDaniel   "Yesterday, I was cruising along, behind the wheel..."
December 9, 2013:   "Travel Plaza" by Heather Christle   "The day not redolent..."
December 8, 2013:   "Because We've Landed on the Moon but Nobody Wants to Live There" by Amy Dryansky   "Someone's got to stand at the door waving..."
December 7, 2013:   "A Good Sky" by James Ragan   "I show you a good sky...."
December 6, 2013:   "System with Holiday Destiny" by Terence Winch   "You have to constantly examine yourself...."
December 5, 2013:   "Shame" by Bruce Bond   "When a boy passes out drunk at a party..."
December 4, 2013:   "In a Landscape: XXXIV" by John Gallaher   "If things contain their opposites, why bother? That suffices, I guess..."
December 3, 2013:   "December" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz   "When my body had forgotten its purpose..."
December 2, 2013:   "Dark Spots" by Angie Estes   "In the late nineteenth century, some photographers..."
December 1, 2013:   "Transcendence" by John Randolph Carter   "Prolific ellipse manufacturers..."
November 30, 2013:   "Squirrels Worshipping Crows" by Michael Heffernan   "When we are dead..."
November 29, 2013:   "Still Life with Body as Apocalypse" by Eleni Sikelianos   "We each drew a picture of the dead man..."
November 28, 2013:   "Turn and Return" by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft   "Listen: I am taking myself..."
November 27, 2013:   "The Mist Lifts" by Chris Andrews   "The fickle insolidity of winter..."
November 26, 2013:   "The Logic of a Lesser Loved Science" by Carolyn Moore   "can give us our bearings where we're lost...."
November 25, 2013:   "Confession" by Carrie Shipers   "I stopped calling for no reason because..."
November 24, 2013:   "Penillion of Riding Past the Radio Astronomy Observatory Amid Hedges and Fields" by John Kinsella   "Rabbits bolt back..."
November 23, 2013:   "Under the Sun" by Chard deNiord   "The days are my consolation...."
November 22, 2013:   "Alligators" by Kevin Prufer   "How at the VFW bar, he rolled up his sleeves...."
November 21, 2013:   "Hurricane Birds" by dawn lonsinger   "In the eye of the storm we came..."
November 20, 2013:   "Devil's Aspect" by Charlie Clark   "Hard to follow; what with the smoke..."
November 19, 2013:   "Nocturne" by Max Somers   "I feel the necessity to say please, quiet...."
November 18, 2013:   "A Taste, With Explosions of Woody and Floral Undertones" by Katie Jean Shinkle   "I'm finding it harder to understand July..."
November 17, 2013:   "One Hundredth Anniversary Edition of 'Birches'" by Richard Cecil   "Ice shouldn't look so pretty hung from trees..."
November 16, 2013:   "Bon Fire" by Chris Mattingly   "Out back of the house Mom and I are feeding a fire..."
November 15, 2013:   "Self Portrait: Swimming in Monkeys" by Michael Teig   "A quiver of pines. A parcel of monkeys...."
November 14, 2013:   "Chiller" by Maryann Corbett   "Seven a.m. The hunter's moon..."
November 13, 2013:   "Almanac" by Janet Jennings   "Mid February, the hour..."
November 12, 2013:   Two Poems by Anthony Frame   "If truth really is relative, then power..."
November 11, 2013:   "A Theater Near You" by Dan Albergotti   "They say the end is coming, coming soon...."
November 10, 2013:   "Lullaby with Bourbon" by George David Clark   "Behind you lie a hundred yards of satin..."
November 9, 2013:   "The Rescue" by Chelsea Rathburn   "Jetlagged, we'd napped through the sirens'..."
November 8, 2013:   "Tabula Rasa" by Matthew Wimberley   "He still remembers how to move..."
November 7, 2013:   "Death Valley" by Billy Collins   "O, little spheres of the eyes..."
November 6, 2013:   "Men on Strike" by Marcela Sulak   "Men on parade. Men..."
November 5, 2013:   "At the Edge of the Hennessey Farm" by Liz N. Clift   "The Paint nickered, trotted toward us, lowered..."
November 4, 2013:   "Universe in the Key of Matryoshka" by Ronnie K. Stephens   "I opened a letter and out came my bachelor's degree/..."
November 3, 2013:   "Curb Your God" by Hannah Stephenson   "Gravitate to the shore, to the edges..."
November 2, 2013:   "Slave to the Virgin" by Tanya Olson   "Matt Talbot walked Dublin..."
November 1, 2013:   "Memorial" by Sebastian Agudelo   "A damp season, they'll seem like fungal spread..."
October 31, 2013:   "They Don't Sing" by Devon Miller-Duggan   "All of those original doves..."
October 30, 2013:   "And he makes his hand into a soft gun" by Peter Jay Shippy   "I met you on a red day, a day that grew fins..."
October 29, 2013:   "Practice by Fire & Doubt" by Julia Cohen   "Chanting novices like, where's my..."
October 28, 2013:   "I dream the sick roses sitting up in their blood at your feet" by Corey Zeller   "Growing like the sun, the real sun, pulling itself out of the rusted..."
October 27, 2013:   "Lies We Tell in Winter" by Tasha Cotter   "That winter there was a density to the snow. I told you stories..."
October 26, 2013:   Two Poems by Abraham Smith   "what kept me..."
October 25, 2013:   "from A Whirligig Called America" by Patrick Culliton   "What's the use in a nest, love..."
October 24, 2013:   "contemplation within the framework of the dream" by Renée Ashley   "Consider the custom of likeness or unlikeness fit as the..."
October 23, 2013:   "Field Work" by Julia Shipley   "He shows me where to enter the field..."
October 22, 2013:   "The Promise We Made to the Earthquake" by Alexandra Oliver   "I'm going to turn my back on death, forsaking..."
October 21, 2013:   "Neolithic Revolution" by Ali Shapiro   "I'm tired of the way love turns us into animals...."
October 20, 2013:   "Equation for Cresting" by Christopher Bolin   "This is the world's reenactment of today..."
October 19, 2013:   "Elegy" by Miriam Bird Greenberg   "Early on in the city..."
October 18, 2013:   "The Ventriloquist's Heart" by Lisa Allen Ortiz   "At dinner I lean in close...."
October 17, 2013:   "Self-Portrait with Quarry" by Elisabeth Murawski   "In a nightmare once, I saw you..."
October 16, 2013:   "The Belt" by Noah Kucij   "Eleventh hour on some clocks, though..."
October 15, 2013:   "Tantrum" by Suzanne Marie Hopcroft   "A word to the wise: do not attempt..."
October 14, 2013:   "Push" by Kate Partridge   "When I was young..."
October 13, 2013:   "If you got free by any strange behavior" by Paul Bone   "If you got free by any strange behavior..."
October 12, 2013:   "Every Day of the Dead" by Ron Houchin   "An old church house abandoned long enough..."
October 11, 2013:   "Ghost Sonnet" by Emilia Phillips   "Ask the water to know my ankles..."
October 10, 2013:   "What the Phoenix Sings to the Ashes" by Lois Marie Harrod   "Let me tell you..."
October 9, 2013:   "The Pond" by Caitlin Bailey   "Small places burst with love for you. My hand is an oar...."
October 8, 2013:   "Pleasure Milker" by Katy Didden   "You're the kind who stands still..."
October 7, 2013:   "The Dead" by Fleda Brown   "The dead are disorderly. If they rot, worms..."
October 6, 2013:   "Passing the Wildfire" by Christine Potter   "After driving past the hundred hills..."
October 5, 2013:   "Circus Maximus" by David Starkey   "Nothing now but grass..."
October 4, 2013:   "[For the sake of this mathematical hypothetical]" by Kyle McCord   "For the sake of this..."
October 3, 2013:   "Blues" by Alice Bolin   "A train fills our horizon, boxcars fan out..."
October 2, 2013:   "Do Not Drive Into Smoke (The Behavioralistic Half-Century)" by Katy Chrisler   "The sun is not a sack of guts...."
October 1, 2013:   "How We Prepared for War" by Caitlin Bailey   "It was necessary to become cold. To forget the lives..."
September 30, 2013:   "Battering Robin Syndrome" by Tina Kelley   "He has split his beak on my view...."
September 29, 2013:   "A Fold in Time" by Ann Lauterbach   "Not to swerve off the road..."
September 28, 2013:   "The Hotel" by Austin Smith   "The radiator holds..."
September 27, 2013:   "The Whole Facts" by Walter Bargen   "Call it fact, mere fact, plain fact..."
September 26, 2013:   "Doubt" by Sydney Lea   "Something wakes me in the west of Montana...."
September 25, 2013:   "Where Death Is Not an Is" by Katie Manning   "I met Jesus the next day..."
September 24, 2013:   "Romeo Bones" by Ron Paul Salutsky   "Allergies today are puffed up..."
September 23, 2013:   "Tiger" by Robert Siegel   "Like these shadows..."
September 22, 2013:   "Not an Omen" by Charles Goodrich   "We're watching a lurid sunset..."
September 21, 2013:   "Door" by Peter Joseph Gloviczki   "And what will the ricochet..."
September 20, 2013:   "Poetica No Apologia Arty Kumbaya" by Jim Daniels   "I am not a minister's son or a former pro boxer..."
September 19, 2013:   "Doorknobs" by Lois Marie Harrod   "Someday one will turn and slip—hot and heavy..."
September 18, 2013:   "How to Make Love in the Garden of Good and Evil" by Lo Kwa Mei-en   "Your nimbus is pouring. Your halo shows off from under my dress..."
September 17, 2013:   "Decent Recipe for Tilapia" by Jillian Weise   "Tell your back home friends it means nothing..."
September 16, 2013:   "Fail" by Robert Lunday   "I want a tattoo eraser and make it painless...."
September 15, 2013:   "The Hole at the Bottom of the Pool" by Caroline Maun   "The pool was aquamarine serene..."
September 14, 2013:   "Museum" by Brenda Mann Hammack   "Some things we don't mean to collect..."
September 13, 2013:   "3-Tiered Steamer" by Kristina Marie Darling & Carol Guess   "My pink comes from before...."
September 12, 2013:   "Penelope's Shield" by Frank Osen   "Laughing Boy returns and the dog drops dead...."
September 11, 2013:   "In Ripe Wilderness" by Bill Rasmovicz   "There is blood so red it is black, horns..."
September 10, 2013:   "Decision Time For The Would-Be Twelve Stepper" by Randall Horton   "directly above one-stop liquor store..."
September 9, 2013:   "Dog in the Valley" by Tishani Doshi   "Last night / I heard a dog..."
September 8, 2013:   "Moon-Wrapped Fragrant Spareribs" by Kiki Petrosino   "Happy is that eater who rules by the cylone of her face...."
September 7, 2013:   "Once" by Michelle Gil-Montero   "Once again begins..."
September 6, 2013:   "The Severing" by Chris Forhan   "Any pistol I've touched was a toy. The hanging..."
September 5, 2013:   "Clifton Gorge" by Julie L. Moore   "Balsam floods the woods..."
September 4, 2013:   "The Performance" by Sarah Rose Nordgren   "It's not right that she should do this..."
September 3, 2013:   "Space from Nothing" by Steve Barbaro   "Rhythm being time..."
September 2, 2013:   "The Man with My Name" by Reginald Harris   "Lives in another town...."
September 1, 2013:   "cold water" by Robert Lee Brewer   "we spill ourselves all over ourselves..."
August 31, 2013:   "This is the house of yearning—" by Shaindel Beers   "the featherbed on rusted box springs...."
August 30, 2013:   "Ouranomancy" by Maureen Alsop   "Stasis equals your belief in a window. From it you see..."
August 29, 2013:   "I used to think everything was part of a larger conversation" by Weston Cutter   "but maybe there's only the boats..."
August 28, 2013:   "Work Product" by Brett Fletcher Lauer   "I am here breathing..."
August 27, 2013:   "Circuit someone, somewhere" by Jane Lewty   "Circuit someone, somewhere..."
August 26, 2013:   "No. 7, Black Form, 1964" by Martin Rock   "Raven desired a doorway to language..."
August 25, 2013:   "Still in the Night Fields of Hokkaido" by Fiona Sze-Lorrain   "Inattentive rain. Inattentive star...."
August 24, 2013:   "Vaudeville" by Barbara Crooker   "Late October, and the sky is that clear blue scrim..."
August 23, 2013:   "Making Stars with Jacob Lawrence" by Myronn Hardy   "The only cardboard we had was the box..."
August 22, 2013:   "Man" by Michael Bazzett   "burrows into his cave..."
August 21, 2013:   "Paranoia Is a Kind of Rain" by Daniel Moysaenko   "Paranoia is a kind of rain..."
August 20, 2013:   "Drift" by Gregory Lawless   "In the desert..."
August 19, 2013:   "Brute Dictation" by Jules Gibbs   "To outsmart the world you've got to..."
August 18, 2013:   "I do not believe in silence" by Clare Shaw   "Because, tonight..."
August 17, 2013:   "The Mortgaging of Self Is Done" by Aimée Sands   "And the floors dreaming in wide..."
August 16, 2013:   "Gravity" by Brent Goodman   "More and more there is a room..."
August 15, 2013:   "The Horses are Fighting" by Jill Osier   "There was absolutely no way..."
August 14, 2013:   "Neither Snow Shovel Nor Hoe" by Olena Kalytiak Davis   "There was absolutely no way..."
August 13, 2013:   "Body" by James Hoch   "I hang it here, in the entry..."
August 12, 2013:   "Calf" by Lisa Coffman   "And when the forelegs unlaced and let go..."
August 11, 2013:   "Last Request" by Pamela Miller   "I don't want to go out..."
August 10, 2013:   "What Love Is" by Chistopher Locke   "Love is not a maiden with apple..."
August 9, 2013:   "Hunger" by Michelle Bonczek   "What feeds us is not the nipple...."
August 8, 2013:   "Self-portrait as Porcupine" by Rebecca Hoogs   "Out walking, the dog..."
August 7, 2013:   "In the Horse Latitudes — Dodging Acts of God on 1-65 on a Tuesday" by Dana Roeser   "Dana Roeser..."
August 6, 2013:   "Model Minority" by Jason Koo   "I was thinking on the subway yesterday and thinking I think this fairly..."
August 5, 2013:   "Table" by Cynthia Atkins   "For once, tell us your troubles..."
August 4, 2013:   "At the western outfitters the clerk" by Ed Skoog   "shows me a photo of the musk ox..."
August 3, 2013:   "Bright Stars" by Moira Egan   "And yet, 0 Morning Star, look what you've done...."
August 2, 2013:   "Small-Time Rapture" by Sandy Longhorn   "The turning point was thus..."
August 1, 2013:   "This is a City of Bridges" by Jeff Dolven   "This is a city of bridges..."
July 31, 2013:   "It's Up To You, New York" by Meghan Privitello   "If my fortune cookie said New York is a runaway bride and..."
July 30, 2013:   "Out of Place" by Claire Sylvester Smith   "For a while the most erotic thing I could imagine..."
July 29, 2013:   "Ha Ha Unicorns" by Eileen G'Sell   "To marry is to compromise; I hate compromise. I hate compromise..."
July 28, 2013:   "Icon" by John Hennessy   "Who'd envy buff but languid Antinous..."
July 27, 2013:   "Solemn, wide-mouthed streets" by Annmarie O’Connell   "wear a betrayed look...."
July 26, 2013:   "Afterburn" by Jennifer Militello   "Things too thin inhabit our dreams and we take on..."
July 25, 2013:   "This World" by Oni Buchanan   "The sailboats are out on the river...."
July 24, 2013:   "Nothing Nice to Say" by Nick Courtright   "When I hear the air-conditioner kick on..."
July 23, 2013:   "It's Here In The" by Russell Atkins   "Here in the newspaper—wreck of the East Bound...."
July 22, 2013:   "The Distant Future" by C.J. Sage   "When it happens—something will..."
July 20, 2013:   "Felinity" by Stephen Burt   "The indifferent, the out of love, people so bored with their work..."
July 19, 2013:   "The Cattle Were Lowing" by Donald Revell   "It might also have been a sleigh ride...."
July 18, 2013:   "Refrain" by Maggie Glover   "I am learning that life is a pond. No...."
July 17, 2013:   "After" by Fady Joudah   "Over treasure and land some texts will say it had..."
July 16, 2013:   "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Todd Davis   "The moon grows from nothing to a porcelain sliver...."
July 15, 2013:   "Ibex Have Evolved for Life at the Top" by Lisa Olstein   "When we say specimen..."
July 14, 2013:   "An Emergency Every Day of the Week" by Christopher Citro   "It's how you know I love you..."
July 13, 2013:   "Death" by Kwame Dawes   "First your dog dies and you pray..."
July 12, 2013:   "An Inventory of Lost Things" by Karla Huston   "Of course the Dodo bird, not..."
July 11, 2013:   "Karaoke" by Brandon Kreitler   "A lectern was placed in the woods...."
July 10, 2013:   "Oquossoc" by Sara Gelston   "A locked door is a sign of distrust so the bolt and latch are removed...."
July 9, 2013:   "If from a City, by Wolves" by Tung-Hui Hu   "Sometimes I am like the traffic..."
July 8, 2013:   "I made a body but not to beBarley Bees, Barlow Or" by Daniel Carter   "I made a body but not to be..."
July 7, 2013:   "The Egyptian Revolution of 2011" by Peter Davis   "I just love my kids. I mean what does love even mean..."
July 6, 2013:   "Wyld" by A. Minetta Gould   "& I don't quite know..."
July 5, 2013:   "Song of the Jellyfish" by Lee Upton   "If I’m sap in a bladder or a..."
July 4, 2013:   "Minnows" by Hailey Leithauser   "Minimal fishes..."
July 3, 2013:   "Natural Causes" by Andrea Hollander   "The track was hidden by a line..."
July 2, 2013:   "They Have a Point" by Jennifer Boyden   "When the gods gave us all the holes..."
July 1, 2013:   "Ascent" by Greg Wrenn   "I surrendered my butane lighter to you at the gate..."
June 30, 2013:   "[we stand in]" by Joshua Marie Wilkinson   "we stand in..."
June 29, 2013:   "M/mediation I Dominance" by Ruth Ellen Kocher   "The once has never said..."
June 28, 2013:   "Elegy for a Small Town Psychic" by Morri Creech   "Weekdays you rummaged through the universe..."
June 27, 2013:   "The Watchtower" by Traci Brimhall & Brynn Saito   "You could guard the city if you could bear..."
June 26, 2013:   "Crane" by David Yezzi   "Paper creased is..."
June 25, 2013:   "Couple" by Bruce Willard   "You said I was the gas..."
June 24, 2013:   "fish Tales" by Maureen Seaton   "Look at her, all ocean...."
June 23, 2013:   "Our Lady of Ash Wednesday" by Joe Hall   "A third virgin carved from horn and..."
June 22, 2013:   "As Tears" by Christina Pugh   "I'm thinking of his portrait: it's an X-ray..."
June 21, 2013:   "Kingfisher" by J.W. Marshall   "Didn't see the kingfisher..."
June 20, 2013:   "Geep" by Sidney Wade   "The music / of the sleepy..."
June 19, 2013:   "Incantations to Snow" by Lawrence Revard   "Cover, cover the streets, and block the moon...."
June 18, 2013:   "Flight to the Interior" by Nathan Hoks   "I've got secrets I'm about to leave in the river..."
June 17, 2013:   "Practice Test" by Anne Cecelia Holmes   "I almost say formula..."
June 16, 2013:   "Kings" by William Fuller   "The chances are good you were built from kings like these, whoever you..."
June 15, 2013:   "A Name I Could Not Say Aloud" by James Allen Hall   "One August night, a man will cook me dinner..."
June 14, 2013:   "Tar" by Douglas Kearney   "by the roadside, rude and odd and who..."
June 13, 2013:   "The Colorblind Man" by Michael Hettich   "I drove by a parking lot full of black birds..."
June 12, 2013:   "Here in This New Place Is Your Memory" by Wendy Xu   "Here in this new place it is reasonable to own..."
June 11, 2013:   "Book of Janus" by Rebecca Hazelton   "I have seen a man and a woman sewn together..."
June 10, 2013:   "Catch & Release" by William D. Waltz   "Dear Reluctant Sportsman..."
June 9, 2013:   "Idiot Moon" by Sydney Lea   "The hard-edged candor of moon in her early rising..."
June 8, 2013:   "Never the Twain" by Partridge Boswell   "Perfect pearl suspended..."
June 7, 2013:   "No Threat, Nuthatch" by Sally Ball   "Tiny presence in the pines..."
June 6, 2013:   "Squab" by Melissa Ginsburg   "I was in love in the library. I had a perch, and a future..."
June 5, 2013:   "The Rowboat" by Michael Hettich   "A rowboat, she tells me, out of sight of land..."
June 4, 2013:   "If This Is What It Takes" by Curtis Bauer   "The knife in your hand wants flesh..."
June 3, 2013:   "Father Time Has a Face Made of Late-Season Vegetables" by Rebecca Lehmann   "The sundry displays..."
June 2, 2013:   "Blackberry Picking After Old Michaelmas" by Jessica Poli   "Winter fell in a heap...."
June 1, 2013:   "Surrender" by Joanne Dominique Dwyer   "To be baptized is to surrender..."
May 31, 2013:   "Form" by Louise Mathias   "Maybe you forget these pointless hills...."
May 30, 2013:   "Demonstrated Melancholy" by Nate Pritts   "I would like to request a volunteer...."
May 29, 2013:   "Sciurus Carolinesis" by Max Garland   "It's hopeless how she loves this life...."
May 28, 2013:   "Mambo Habana" by Philip Alvaré   "Grajo en jacaranda—peep, peep, peep..."
May 27, 2013:   "The Infinite Recession of The Object of Desire" by David Bergman   "Although I haven't seen him in thirty years..."
May 26, 2013:   "The Other One" by Karen Holmberg   "The scale had finally tipped. The crown..."
May 25, 2013:   "Pear Tree" by Karen Holmberg   "The scale had finally tipped. The crown..."
May 24, 2013:   "The Secret Lives of Maps" by Yvette Christiansë   "On occasion, the animals..."
May 23, 2013:   "Little Thieves" by Matthew Thorburn   "A golden scorpion skewered..."
May 22, 2013:   "Darling" by Alex Dimitrov   "The days fall out of your pockets one after the other...."
May 21, 2013:   "People in History" by Christian Barter   "They couldn't know the shame of their condition...."
May 20, 2013:   "Ararat" by Gary J. Whitehead   "Years later, in spite of his weak knees..."
May 19, 2013:   "Dusk in the Ruins" by Ernest Hilbert   "I arrive, one more uninvited guest...."
May 18, 2013:   "The Stick Soldiers" by Hugh Martin   "The children colored the cards..."
May 17, 2013:   "Thumbnail Moon" by Beth Copeland   "On the drive home..."
May 16, 2013:   "Words Against the Walls of the City" by Bruce Bond   "Night loves a ladder...."
May 15, 2013:   "First Garden" by Adrienne Su   "All summer I've tried to hold on..."
May 14, 2013:   "It Startles" by Mary Margaret Alvarado   "Who can punctuate it? Wife...."
May 13, 2013:   "Elegy with lies" by Bob Hicok   "This lost person I loved. Loved for a hundred years...."
May 12, 2013:   "Spook House" by Benjamin Myers   "The first. I heard of Dante..."
May 11, 2013:   "In Praise of What Does Not Belong to Us" by Peggy Shumaker   "Let's not mourn..."
May 10, 2013:   "animal, vegetable, mineral" by Marty McConnell   "last night I felt a salt sorrow rise..."
May 9, 2013:   "Risk Management Memo: Small Enterprise" by Mary Biddinger   "You wanted to open a café called..."
May 8, 2013:   "He Kept them There All Year" by Bill Neumire   "When my neighbor passed last winter a snow-stacked branch..."
May 7, 2013:   "Word Over All, Beautiful as Sky" by David Axelrod   "The tall doors I thought bolted..."
May 6, 2013:   "[Spring kinks its shiv]" by Benjamin Cartwright   "Spring kinks its shiv..."
May 5, 2013:   "To Margot Kidder, With Love" by Collin Kelley   "I spent the summer of 1980 with Margot Kidder..."
May 4, 2013:   "Like Father" by Rich Smith   "Father, you would not be surprised that I lose..."
May 3, 2013:   "Here Be Monsters" by Katharine Coles   "We could fall off one..."
May 2, 2013:   "Love Poem for What It Is" by Rebecca Hazelton   "There's nothing in the world that loves you..."
May 1, 2013:   "Phlogiston Footage" by Nicky Beer   "The lights dim. We creak in our seats...."
April 29, 2013:   "Ms. and Super Pac-Man" by B. J. Best   "They met at Overeaters Anonymous. She liked his muscular..."
April 28, 2013:   "I Cannot Say That When I Saw You You Did Not Look Like a Lover" by Chloë Joan López   "But I fear our..."
April 27, 2013:   "Performance" by Tyler Mills   "The story involves a whole village kept busy..."
April 26, 2013:   "Elegy" by Cintia Santana   "Leather like my shoe, this..."
April 25, 2013:   "Brief Study of Parades" by Jill Osier   "1) There must be lifting...."
April 24, 2013:   "How I Made My Money" by Noah Blaustein   "I went to the loon and swapped..."
April 23, 2013:   "Burn This House" by Kelly Davio   "Tell the rescuers they are not wanted...."
April 22, 2013:   "Shape of Fire" by Brynn Saito   "Sometimes the fires moved closer to home..."
April 21, 2013:   "Risen from the Underworld" by Patricia Clark   "Arranged on slabs of sedimentary rock, rough-edged..."
April 20, 2013:   "Grief" by Richard Brostoff   "Somewhere in the Sargasso Sea..."
April 19, 2013:   "Room of Resignation" by Allison Seay   "I did something she could not forgive...."
April 18, 2013:   "A Last Moth of August" by Nance Van Winckel   "With a wing cocked towards a lit lamp..."
April 17, 2013:   "Insomniac Romance" by Lynn Levin   "We hate to hate each other but we do..."
April 16, 2013:   "Elk Skeleton" by Amy Fleury   "Down the draw at dusk seven mule deer come..."
April 15, 2013:   "Candling Eggs" by Stephanie Pippin   "At one end of the egg an owl..."
April 14, 2013:   "Black Whistling" by Marni Ludwig   "It's not listening, it's behaving...."
April 13, 2013:   "And Having Broken Into Blossom" by Eloise Klein Healy   "there is no against..."
April 12, 2013:   "Ode to the Artichoke" by Pablo Neruda translated by William Pitt Root   "The tender-hearted..."
April 11, 2013:   "[but the rain is full of ghosts tonight]" by dawn lonsinger   "and it has taken something from me..."
April 10, 2013:   "Solitude" by John Daniel   "Never still, mist..."
April 9, 2013:   "Dear So & So" by Beth Marzoni   "If sleepless straight through & down & out & into..."
April 8, 2013:   "The Book of Revelation" by Sam Taylor   "only takes a moment...."
April 7, 2013:   "The Bladder" by David Keplinger   "He who'll lose his bladder calls it Three Days Down, or..."
April 6, 2013:   "Lincoln's Life Mask" by Keith Flynn   "Who would guess, 150 years hence..."
April 5, 2013:   "Valediction Lessons: Flora" by Corey Van Landingham   "Bromeliads hold their water close for later...."
April 4, 2013:   "What Befalls You" by Ethel Rackin   "I could no longer stand the trees..."
April 3, 2013:   "What It Means to Inherit" by Stacey Waite   "The part of me who is my father..."
April 2, 2013:   "Blanks" by Kimberly Johnson   "The sun rolls up like jackpot..."
April 1, 2013:   "The Comet" by Emma Törzs   "I re-named the comet but nothing stuck. What do I know of bone-..."
March 31, 2013:   "Lyric" by Daisy Fried   "A woman crying on the phone in her Marketplace flower kiosk..."
March 30, 2013:   "Letter to Borges from Syracuse" by Stephen Kuusisto   "Down where the great tenor must have felt it, under my left-side low rib..."
March 29, 2013:   "Snapdragons" by Anne Champion   "The fog lifts, revealing..."
March 28, 2013:   "Dust" by Maureen A. Sherbondy   "Those who sleep in the dust..."
March 27, 2013:   "Windigo, OH" by Michael O. Marberry   "My father seemed to eat the world. He was a world..."
March 26, 2013:   "When the Men Go Off to War" by Victoria Kelly   "What happens when they leave..."
March 25, 2013:   "Doom Is the House without the Door" by Jennifer Chang   "More than once you wanted me to die...."
March 24, 2013:   "Four Fights" by Natalie Shapero   "(point) To stop a crime in progress..."
March 23, 2013:   "A Road in the Sky" by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers   "It wouldn't be held..."
March 22, 2013:   "Elegy" by Jaswinder Bolina   "In sun the sunburned skin sloughs off the sunburned shoulder...."
March 21, 2013:   "What the Given Says to the Made" by Bruce Bond   "How odd the ordinary birds that praise..."
March 20, 2013:   "Yardscape Diagram, Good Friday" by Joshua Robbins   "Late-March, postlapsarian afternoon...."
March 19, 2013:   "Augenblick" by Mark Irwin   "By the drainpipe beneath the viburnum, just..."
March 18, 2013:   "Ealuscerwen" by Edward Mayes   "We weren't there that fall in Rome..."
March 17, 2013:   "Gifts out of Dirty Weather" by Elton Glaser   "At the mall, three dead weeks before Christmas..."
March 16, 2013:   "Bricolage" by Hedy Habra   "Go every day a little deeper..."
March 15, 2013:   "Lullaby (with Exit Sign)" by Hadara Bar-Nadav   "I slept with all four hooves..."
March 14, 2013:   "Little Muchness" by Mary Ann Samyn   "Some shouting and the tree came down branch by branch..."
March 13, 2013:   "Beautiful, The Dead End" by Allison Davis   "of your body..."
March 12, 2013:   "Revisiting Snow Man" by Scott Minar   "Insidious knows some snow men...."
March 11, 2013:   "Song Riddle: Night-Blooming Saguaro" by Karen An-Hwei Lee   "I love the stone-strewn bajadas...."
March 10, 2013:   "To Those Who Would Awaken" by Afaa Michael Weaver   "it will happen like this for many of you..."
March 9, 2013:   "Lullaby for the Daughter I Gave Away" by Sarah Freligh   "Sometimes I write a letter of resignation to the universe..."
March 8, 2013:   "Surface Tension" by Chelsea Rathburn   "In the park, a pond aflame..."
March 7, 2013:   "Sand Fish" by Charles Harper Webb   "It's said they started in beach sand..."
March 6, 2013:   "Recession Commandments" by Denise Duhamel   "thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house..."
March 5, 2013:   "This World is Only Going to Break Your Heart" by Corey Van Landingham   "Space has been shut off for summer, etc...."
March 4, 2013:   "Another Pastoral A" by Aaron McCollough   "Slice of fruit and coffeecigarette slice of..."
March 3, 2013:   "The Telemarketer Takes a Workshop" by Gabriel Welsch   "The villanelle serves the cycle..."
March 2, 2013:   "The Invented Child" by Margaret Mackinnon   "Someone who once knew him said..."
March 1, 2013:   "A Trick Knee" by Mary Biddinger   "My humor was not an ill humor...."
February 28, 2013:   "The Americans" by Elizabeth Hughey   "The slippery way of arriving is in one’s own departure...."
February 27, 2013:   "Estrangement" by Paula Bohince   "Better if the chickadee gave up..."
February 26, 2013:   "Small Government" by Kevin J. Craft   "For instance, the sheen of headlights on a wet freeway..."
February 25, 2013:   "Hearing is a Talent That Must be Honed" by Brianna Noll   "We've always been..."
February 24, 2013:   "The Garden" by Heather Winterer   "After the fall we struggled with mutability..."
February 23, 2013:   "They Promised Me a Thousand Years of Peace" by Lauren Shapiro   "The snow falls blank as a contract no one..."
February 22, 2013:   "Westman Island" by Rebecca Farivar   "I'm on my back in a field..."
February 21, 2013:   "Promenade" by Lorraine Doran   "Over the sound of invisible cars..."
February 20, 2013:   "The Philosopher Savant Again Dreams of War" by Rustin Larson   "Insurgencies on boundaries of garden..."
February 19, 2013:   "Land Lines" by Elizabeth Hughey   "It is a morning after...."
February 18, 2013:   "Embleton Bay" by Emily Wolahan   "sets off the campaign; its brightness burns..."
February 17, 2013:   "What the Thunder Says" by Alfred Corn   "A crack a second and a third splinter as the dam fractures..."
February 16, 2013:   "Lula and the Death of Daddy Longlegs" by John Allman   "The circle of its body dried out, sprawled legs brittle as threads..."
February 15, 2013:   "The Joy That Tends Toward Unbecoming" by Joseph Fasano   "Say five men carry a sixth from the birches...."
February 14, 2013:   "[I was always one for]" by Christopher Kondrich   "I was always one for..."
February 13, 2013:   "To a Cardinal" by Don Welch   "When you finished singing..."
February 12, 2013:   "Beyond the Crepe Myrtles, Blue Yodel" by R. T. Smith   "The snake in his new outfit coils and shivers...."
February 11, 2013:   "Bethany Man" by Ricardo Pau-Llosa   "From afar it looks like the bus is stranded..."
February 10, 2013:   "Transfiguration between the Graves" by Carmen Calatayud   "I cup the flame in my watery plams..."
February 9, 2013:   "Naked" by Clare L. Martin   "I am the woman..."
February 8, 2013:   "Eviction Notice" by Dan Gerber   "The spider from the rug suddenly..."
February 7, 2013:   "Labwork" by John A. Nieves   "We can excuse the apprehension..."
February 6, 2013:   "Lighthouse" by Philip Brooks   "The keeper's a liar...."
February 5, 2013:   "Why I Love What Breaks Down" by Steve Kistulentz   "I've broken most things a man can and survived..."
February 4, 2013:   "Coumeenole Beach / Cancer Journal 6" by Steve Wilson   "From hurt the heart unwords itself...."
February 3, 2013:   "The Watering Hour is Dark" by Wendy Willis   "The grass grows ragged and sunflowers languish..."
February 2, 2013:   "Stuck at the Beginning" by Hal Sirowitz   "The beginning of a traffic circle..."
February 1, 2013:   "Syzygy" by Martin Ott   "The dead have lost their sense of humor...."
January 31, 2013:   "Audubon Ate His Birds" by Kristin Robertson   "He gassed them in his closet, then he pinned..."
January 30, 2013:   "Salt Water Ducks" by Cleopatra Mathis   "The tide ingores its limits, all last night..."
January 29, 2013:   "Ornithology 101" by Derek Sheffield   "Now that you have staked their skeletons..."
January 28, 2013:   "As Vivien As Blanche" by Mark Anthony Cayanan   "Against the window these tremulous..."
January 27, 2013:   "A Circumference" by Jack Christian   "I want to walk the entire shore, around the continent...."
January 26, 2013:   "Landscape After Years With Yourself, West Texas" by Shamala Gallagher   "here all want is for itself..."
January 25, 2013:   "A Thousand Words" by Sarah Kennedy   "In Alabama, snake handlers take up..."
January 24, 2013:   "wake up your saints and settle down for the night" by Sasha Fletcher   "I pull a raised platform strung up with lights out of my mouth..."
January 23, 2013:   "Malamute" by Jehanne Dubrow   "Someone brought winter to the tropics. At first..."
January 22, 2013:   "Historical Documents" by Kelly Forsythe   "I am writing an autobiography of myself as..."
January 21, 2013:   "Hospital for the Ear & Neck" by Shanna Compton   "Setting and receiving tones..."
January 20, 2013:   "River Town" by Nicole Stellon O'Donnell   "The men who became street names..."
January 19, 2013:   "Seem and Be" by John Murphy   "What with me being me and you seeming you..."
January 18, 2013:   "20" by Paul Pines   "Did Audubon..."
January 17, 2013:   "I Write You This on a Train Named for an Endangered Bird" by Kyle McCord   "There are ways a story can't begin. Like pitting your protagonist..."
January 16, 2013:   "Report from the Provinces" by Wayne Miller   "I can say that those stationed here..."
January 15, 2013:   "Missing" by Steven Winn   "I know a man, not well..."
January 14, 2013:   "Shoo Fly" by Kathy Fagan   "Scratch a ponderosa pine &you get..."
January 13, 2013:   "Soldierization" by Jane Satterfield   "A woman can drive a tank across a desert, but what happens when sand shifts, kicks up &..."
January 12, 2013:   "The Fortune-Teller" by Rachel Hadas   "When I impulsively had my fortune told..."
January 11, 2013:   "Mothering" by Michael McCarthy   "For a century you held maternal..."
January 10, 2013:   "First Smile" by Alessandra Lynch   "More beautiful because without intent..."
January 9, 2013:   "Zombie Preparedness Plan" by Mary Jo Firth Gillett   "My daughter has discussed at length..."
January 8, 2013:   "feeder" by Beth Bachmann   "The mouths of the dead are always..."
January 7, 2013:   "Above the Lake" by Stephen O'Connor   "In this season the world is composed..."
January 5, 2013:   "Ministry Today" by Steve Davenport   "The weight of color's a body floating..."
January 4, 2013:   "In the Ear of Our Lord" by Brendan Constantine   "I thought you said you love..."
January 3, 2013:   "The Dream" by Roger Mitchell   "It didn't care what happened, came..."
January 2, 2013:   "O Anchor" by Matthew Nienow   "Dark charms the anchor in its house..."
January 1, 2013:   "Ornament" by Dore Kiesselbach   "The Christmas tree comes down..."
December 31, 2012:   "New Hampshire Spring" by Cynthia Hogue   "A whooshing passed over us..."
December 30, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Designated Driver" by Daniela Olszewska   "you are trying out..."
December 29, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Artless" by Brenda Shaughnessy   "is my heart. A stranger berry..."
December 28, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Fang Face" by Matt Hart   "The joy is too much, and the mouth is too..."
December 27, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "A Prisoner of Things" by Alan Michael Parker   "If only this novel were trashier..."
December 26, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Building of Unseen Cats" by Zachary Schomburg   "When I woke up, it was the middle of the night and..."
December 25, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Elegy for a Game" by Mary Ruefle   "Once I was on earth..."
December 24, 2012 (A 2012 Favorite):   "Live Light" by James Grinwis   "There are lines at the station..."
December 23, 2012:   "Cleveland" by Avram Kline   "thday tadashi was driving thcorolla..."
December 22, 2012:   "Submission to Emptiness" by Sara Dailey   "For a week there are seven wasps..."
December 21, 2012:   "Goldfinches" by Lisa Russ Spaar   "If never was the question. Even then...."
December 20, 2012:   "Albert the Pig Speaks" by Adam Day   "The tumor's behind my eye— a corkscrew..."
December 19, 2012:   "Woman, Mined" by Carolyn Creedon   "In the cosmetics department of Lord & Taylor..."
December 18, 2012:   "454" by Justin Runge   "Locked land..."
December 17, 2012:   "Object In Our Conscience" by Emily Pettit   "I heard a shark. It sounded like shock...."
December 16, 2012:   "[Yes, I studied. Oftentimes, death]" by Joshua McKinney   "Yes, I studied. Oftentimes, death..."
December 15, 2012:   "'And the Fish Swim in the Lake, And Do Not Even Own Clothing'" by Michael Blumenthal   "And they never complain, and are never cold..."
December 14, 2012:   "Skunk Cabbage" by Robert Gibb   "Finally, today, I found some..."
December 13, 2012:   "The New Religion" by T. J. Beitelman   "Alas. / Jude finds himself..."
December 12, 2012:   "On Omens" by Mark Wunderlich   "Today, the sky is boiling...."
December 11, 2012:   "Mother's Hair" by Adam Day   "Sometimes father cut her..."
December 10, 2012:   "Zero Hour" by Dean Young   "Like when you realize sunsets really are..."
December 9, 2012:   "Winter Mantel" by David Livewell   "The copper vessel boasts its age..."
December 8, 2012:   "Before Jumping Off the Bridge" by Kim Bridgford   "I loved to play the violin, to hear..."
December 7, 2012:   "Your Brain" by Jessy Randall   "Your brain is two little girls who talk all day..."
December 6, 2012:   "Puberty, as the Character of Gordon Gekko" by Jehanne Dubrow   "Greed was good, and I..."
December 5, 2012:   "Magus" by Brandon Krieg   "I pick the dandelion's..."
December 4, 2012:   "Watching People Walk Along" by Juan Gelman (translated by Hardie St. Martin)   "Watching people walk along, put on a suit..."
December 3, 2012:   "A Servant. A Hanging. A Paper House." by Lucy Anderton   "I rose like a flannel..."
December 2, 2012:   "I carry you" by Amanda Dalton   "like a fortune-telling fish on one flat palm..."
November 30, 2012:   "You Darkness" by Eva Saulitis   "October darkness (can't)..."
November 29, 2012:   "Gone & Gone" by Rodney Wittwer   "We meet as always..."
November 28, 2012:   "River of Feather & Web" by Carolyn Guinzio   "They have not found it yet...."
November 27, 2012:   "Inoperable" by Andrea Cohen   "Like all opposites, inoperable..."
November 26, 2012:   "Rara Avis Decoy" by Lo Kwa Mei-en   "Call me darling on the surface...."
November 25, 2012:   "'Free Bible in Your Own Language'" by Heather Kirn Lanier   "Call me doubting Tom, but have you heard..."
November 24, 2012:   "Rembrandt, 'Self-Portrait, 1639'" by Peter Cooley   "I heard this from the stars; it must be true..."
November 23, 2012:   "Santa Cruz Carney Girl" by Scot Siegel   "I am not a stereotype..."
November 22, 2012:   "My Only Deftness" by Lisa Ampleman   "You say that if you field-dress the turkey, steam rises..."
November 21, 2012:   "Pittsburgh Plate & Glass Company Lot 63" by Sara J. Grossman   "Nothing dies in a field of steel...."
November 20, 2012:   "Deadline World" by J. P. Dancing Bear   "This way every minute is the last...."
November 19, 2012:   "After Afterlude" by Medbh McGuckian   "The leather boats lift themselves..."
November 18, 2012:   "Harvest" by Peter Covino   "You have untied the tomato plants..."
November 17, 2012:   "Without Warning" by Charles Simic   "The bird cage was gone and the couch..."
November 16, 2012:   "Penitent" by CJ Evans   "Long ago my knuckles mended, and I forgot how to want..."
November 15, 2012:   "The Mining Camps of the Mouth" by George Kalamaras   "He spoke with words that had been held before in the..."
November 14, 2012:   "Love Letter to RuPaul" by Marcus Wicker   "You have one of the longest..."
November 13, 2012:   "My Wife in All Things" by Hadara Bar-Nadav   "My wife the sun. A chiffon dress lit with poppies and devilish hearts. Buttershine on..."
November 12, 2012:   "Story" by Honor Moore   "A big train is coming..."
November 11, 2012:   "Firmament" by Sarah Vap   "We were touching each other, of course...."
November 10, 2012:   "[It was so beautiful right before]" by Derick Burleson   "It was so beautiful right before..."
November 9, 2012:   "Straw Poll" by Michael McFee   "I was only fourteen, but I voted for George Wallace..."
November 8, 2012:   "Somehow, We Are a We" by Kimberly Grey   "So many beautiful, manageable heads. If only we were..."
November 7, 2012:   "Going There" by Colleen J. McElroy   "we will cross where the border is porous..."
November 6, 2012:   "The Power of the Vulnerable Body" by CM Burroughs   "Love, / precursor to our shank-less entrances. Nothing strapped at the ankle or..."
November 5, 2012:   "Lovesongs For Boxwrenches" by Weston Cutter   "I built this mobile because I believe..."
November 4, 2012:   "Elements" by Nicole Terez Dutton   "There must be a train station..."
November 3, 2012:   "You Love Desperately and Like a Raft" by Laura Eve Engel   "the clear water that holds up your boat...."
November 2, 2012:   "Just Vanilla" by Susan Wheeler   "She was a pistol...."
November 1, 2012:   "Torch Song: Mad Song" by Allyson Paty & Danniel Schoonebeck   "The wind wants me to lose..."
October 31, 2012:   "After the Feast at Year's End" by Brenda Hillman   "—the flash, a low cry..."
October 30, 2012:   "Une Lettre de la Mer de Glace" by Jo Ann Clark   "I have escaped the Mesopotamian heat..."
October 29, 2012:   "Artless" by Brenda Shaughnessy   "is my heart. A stranger berry..."
October 28, 2012:   "Reckoning" by Joe Wilkins   "Wind in the blue cedars, the soap smell..."
October 27, 2012:   "Tell Me If You've Heard This One" by Susan Blackwell Ramsey   "Surprise is what we value in a joke..."
October 26, 2012:   "Carnival Nocturne" by Mark Wagenaar   "Peanut shells crackle beneath your pink slippers..."
October 25, 2012:   "Pier" by Michael Chitwood   "Short road...."
October 24, 2012:   "There's this string" by Matthew Thorburn   "I follow I don't know..."
October 23, 2012:   "Spreading Ash" by Sandra Meek   "What's falling isn't her but..."
October 22, 2012:   "Oh No She Didn't But Then She Did" by Mary Biddinger   "I told that lady she had two of the same baby...."
October 21, 2012:   "Studies for a Portrait" by Gabriel Spera   "Consider her ability to sleep..."
October 20, 2012:   "Then" by Jill Osier   "Everything became some kind of bird. Lovers..."
October 19, 2012:   "A body's not a wristwatch to unwind itself" by Carolyn Hembree   "A briolette, a mind is on the wing..."
October 18, 2012:   "I hear the dinner plates gossip" by Steven Cramer   "I hear the dinner plates gossip..."
October 17, 2012:   "The Beach House" by Leslie Adams   "There was a moon..."
October 16, 2012:   "Longings and Gratitudes" by Dan Stone   "I notice it sometimes..."
October 15, 2012:   "Winter Solstice" by Donald Revell   "Slender moon a kind of scar or cicatrix..."
October 14, 2012:   "The Sun Turns Like a Pinwheel" by Oni Buchanan   "A raft stretches behind our mother..."
October 13, 2012:   "Ode to Nitrous Oxide" by Sharon Dolin   "Is it only the memory of being..."
October 12, 2012:   "Once Not, Now Broken" by Susan Elbe   "Before you ask about my lightning mouth..."
October 11, 2012:   "'The way to keep...'" by Alessandra Lynch   "The way to keep what we caught was through transformation..."
October 10, 2012:   "Self-Portrait as San Carlito" by Rebecca Hoogs   "We say in sum to summon some kind..."
October 9, 2012:   "The Monkey Bird" by Katherine Soniat   "I say, crow and watch it fly through the pines..."
October 8, 2012:   "Galena" by Steve Gehrke   "Half-an-hour climb and I'm breathing..."
October 7, 2012:   "The Parable of the Mustard Seed" by Bruce Beasley   "+Not-yet-irruptive, unparousial noon..."
October 6, 2012:   "My Death" by Wally Swist   "The pigeons fly up past windowpanes..."
October 5, 2012:   "Swell" by Hoa Nguyen   "Swell    you can dream more the earth..."
October 4, 2012:   "Orpheus, to No One but Himself" by A. E. Watkins   "From here, the moon is a manhole to streets..."
October 3, 2012:   "Flow" by Maxine Scates   "So much water in the gully..."
October 2, 2012:   "Building the Waterfall" by Sarah Barber   "Let this be October in Public Works'..."
October 1, 2012:   "Pilgrimage" by Rebecca Morgan Frank   "This morning early, I followed..."
September 30, 2012:   "Chimera" by Karen Glenn   "This morning early, I followed..."
September 29, 2012:   "Music for the Night, Music for the Day" by Julie Brooks Barbour   "To have been a farmer's bride..."
September 28, 2012:   "Somewhere Golden" by Hannah Gamble   "One woman said..."
September 27, 2012:   "What's There" by Dan Rosenberg   "There’s seeing the girl and there’s seeing her..."
September 26, 2012:   "Designated Driver" by Daniela Olszewska   "you are trying out..."
September 25, 2012:   "Geologic Time" by James Haug   "And sometimes I'm just going..."
September 24, 2012:   "Daily" by John A. Nieves   "I know it is mythologically wrong..."
September 23, 2012:   "Perennial" by April Lindner   "You surprise me at noon...."
September 22, 2012:   "The Math Mortician" by Clint Margrave   "Instead of bodies, he sees numbers..."
September 21, 2012:   "Why Our Mothers Panic" by Sarah Kain Gutowski   "Some days, even the walls of the field are too much for the sow...."
September 20, 2012:   "The changing of the seasons is life and death seen gently" by Dorothea Lasky   "Hello, The changing of the seasons is life and death seen gently..."
September 19, 2012:   "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" by Gail Rudd Entrekin   "When the monster grabbed him up, tossed him back..."
September 18, 2012:   "night vision" by Lucille Clifton   "the girl fits her body in..."
September 17, 2012:   "Portrait of My Mother as the Rush Hour Traffic Report" by Juliana Gray   "It’s murder on the interstates tonight...."
September 16, 2012:   "I Paint Self-Portraits of Horses" by W. Vandoren Wheeler   "The horse weighs down..."
September 15, 2012:   "The Mailman" by Nick Ripatrazone   "He did not deliver today, or yesterday..."
September 14, 2012:   "Last Poem" by Craig Morgan Teicher   "I was alone inside a book as I'd wished. It was..."
September 13, 2012:   "The Violence of Violins" by Paul Hostovsky   "It was in them, they would say...."
September 12, 2012:   "Passion Flower" by Melissa Apperson   "While the plural twist..."
September 11, 2012:   "Wandering Albatross" by Suzanne Zweizig   "Wide as whiteness I am spun—year over year..."
September 10, 2012:   "Match" by Brynn Saito   "You live in a house of sound and you live..."
September 9, 2012:   "A Vision" by Caryl Pagel   "I am aware of birds in the gutter as I awake..."
September 8, 2012:   "The Wall, I Sing" by Blueberry Elizabeth Morningsnow   "I will a wall into the landscape..."
September 7, 2012:   "Public Phone" by Michael Tyrell   "And on the receiver’s live air, the insistent hello..."
September 6, 2012:   "Call Every Man Your Darling" by John Mann   "What is resurrection?..."
September 5, 2012:   "Pseudomorph" by Rebecca Hoogs   "I feel like a Rebecca..."
September 4, 2012:   "Darwin Light" by Erica Bernheim   "When a train goes too fast..."
September 3, 2012:   "First Winter in America" by Gregory Djanikian   "First Winter in America..."
September 2, 2012:   "Scarecrow" by Daniel Nathan Terry   "Scarecrow crafter, burlap-tailor..."
September 1, 2012:   "The Waspmen in the Pines Will Turn to Watch the Gassing" by Philip Sorenson   "Unbutton my shirt, crack my chest..."
August 31, 2012:   "Walking Again" by Mark Jarman   "Every day there was the world, among..."
August 30, 2012:   "from Clangings" by Steve Cramer   "Dear eyes, my ears kept paired for you..."
August 29, 2012:   "After Leaving McGuire Veterans Hospital for the Last Time" by Kevin Powers   "This is the last place you’ll ever think..."
August 28, 2012:   "Dallas World Aquarium, Private Tour" by Travis Mossotti   "In the special holding area..."
August 27, 2012:   "The Gallow Ball (1950)" by Stefanie Wortman   "Smartass conservator, I sense..."
August 26, 2012:   "Hobo's Door" by Tiel Aisha Ansari   "There are no trains that run here. Even so..."
August 25, 2012:   "Private Hours" by Colette Inez   "Borges tells of a 15th Century fish taught to weave..."
August 24, 2012:   "Puberty" by Nuala Ní Chonchúir   "There is no jouncing for the girl..."
August 23, 2012:   "Brown Refrigerator" by Rick Barot   "You don't have to understand it..."
August 22, 2012:   "Honey the Sky Ain't Going" by Rochelle Hurt   "Bad weather come, but best..."
August 21, 2012:   "The Body" by Michael Bazzett   "The body is a book and we the words. Footsteps..."
August 20, 2012:   "Self-Portrait as a Bluebird's Open Beak" by C.J. Sage   "No blue at all..."
August 19, 2012:   "Stork" by Rebecca Foust   "Vows broken like bird bones. You spanned abyss intention..."
August 18, 2012:   "Dumb Girl" by Lissa Cattrone   "Do you want this precious baby? It can't grow..."
August 17, 2012:   "Sprung Dualities" by James Bertolino   "A persistence of wasps...."
August 16, 2012:   "Landscape with Rain and Glass" by Terence Winch   "The stakes were so much higher...."
August 15, 2012:   "From 'Elegy in X Parts'" by Matt Rasmussen   "The self-murder mystery..."
August 14, 2012:   "Wright Park" by Rick Barot   "There must be drugs in the backpack..."
August 13, 2012:   Two poems by Simone Muench   "Under somber firs two wolves mingled..."
August 12, 2012:   "Creek Walk" by Sarah M. Wells   "Wading in the river current..."
August 11, 2012:   "Hokkaido Photo" by Matthew Thorburn   "Me, I'm the square silver camera..."
August 10, 2012:   "Tectonics" by Sheila Sanderson   "If the bone at the base of the neck is Formosa..."
August 9, 2012:   "Starving Horse" by Doug Ramspeck   "It is morning and no worse for it...."
August 8, 2012:   "The Ocean" by Dorothea Lasky   "The ocean is everything..."
August 7, 2012:   "Bowlful of Teeth" by John Beer   "The man who snuck into the garden..."
August 6, 2012:   "The Platitudes" by Terence Winch   "I am perfect and you are perfect..."
August 5, 2012:   "Out, Out" by Richard Wakefield   "A spiral of smoke ascends..."
August 4, 2012:   "Communion" by Joanna Pearson   "How not unlike Communion was first love..."
August 3, 2012:   "A Country Graveyard" by Karen Carissimo   "The last small war was fought in a near field..."
August 2, 2012:   "By Dint of a Screen" by Monika Rinck ( translated by Nicholas Grindell)   "Hark! Hear how honey chronicles mock, hair, hours, greed..."
August 1, 2012:   "At the intersection: burnt August fields" by Jennifer Wallace   "At the intersection: burnt August fields and blistered streets...."
July 31, 2012:   "Feeding a Poem to a Horse" by Alan Michael Parker   "An apple would be better..."
July 30, 2012:   "After Television" by Hayden Carruth   "I wonder continually about that time when we..."
July 29, 2012:   "Cleave" by Joseph Heithaus   "It echoes among the first words, Adam, Eve..."
July 28, 2012:   "Mom, watch—" by Jennifer Richter   "Pink drifts line the street where my son crouches, scoops, and comes up..."
July 27, 2012:   "For Harry, Who Had Three Passports" by Michael Cantor   "I knew a man, who had a man, who knew..."
July 26, 2012:   "Tiny Graves" by David Dodd Lee   "I'm not going to find you. I threaded the idea..."
July 25, 2012:   "Elephants" by LuAnn Keener-Mikenas   "The way elephants stand when turning..."
July 24, 2012:   "Against My Will" by Michael McGriff   "Against my will..."
July 23, 2012:   "Love and Later" by Brian Russell   "Luckily the trees..."
July 22, 2012:   "Pretty Polly" by Jane Springer   "Who made the banjo sad & wrong?..."
July 21, 2012:   "trading aces & eights" by Ken Taylor   "not wearing the white hat on this one..."
July 20, 2012:   "When she saw the angel" by Jean Nordhaus   "in their path, she balked, a little jenny..."
July 19, 2012:   "Barter" by Michael Chitwood   "We invented money..."
July 18, 2012:   "Lightweights" by Jeff Hardin   "Even in these hostile times..."
July 17, 2012:   "Sleep Song" by Ethel Rackin   "I want to remember the picture..."
July 16, 2012:   "When a Man and a Woman Are Alone Together, the Third Person Present Is Satan" by Claire Sylvester Smith   "The ceilings were high enough to remind us..."
July 15, 2012:   "Still Life with Rooms People Live In" by Julianne Buchsbaum   "Another squat, windowless morning..."
July 14, 2012:   "Days in Paradise" by Michael Collier   "The bird was on the wire and then it wasn’t..."
July 13, 2012:   "The Kiss of the Stone" by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer   "is slow / and significant...."
July 12, 2012:   "In a Landscape: XLI" by John Gallaher   "If only you could burn memories in a little pile..."
July 11, 2012:   "The Last Word" by William Olsen   "You know how to kick me when I'm down...."
July 10, 2012:   "This Is What It Feels Like When I'm Telling the Truth" by Kent Shaw   "There were all these nickels that had to be put in one part of the little town..."
July 9, 2012:   "The Buzzard and Reversal" by Michael Bazzett   "That hooked beak..."
July 8, 2012:   "The Galician Spade" by Cyrus Cassells   "As a barricaded teen..."
July 7, 2012:   "These Are the Last Good Days of the Republic" by Frank X. Gaspar   "That blue chill comes down the street and I can see..."
July 6, 2012:   "Less" by Amelia Klein   "Lane edged..."
July 5, 2012:   "Floating Gardens" by James Doyle   "Just out of reach, overhead..."
July 4, 2012:   "Lake Saganaga" by Jill Osier   "And the whole time we fished, wishes..."
July 3, 2012:   "Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races" by Charles Wyatt   "Here at the table with the books..."
July 2, 2012:   "Larry Levis in Provincetown" by Rick Hilles   "So, this is how I am summoned from nothingness..."
July 1, 2012:   "In the Orchard of Star Fruit" by Robert Grunst   "where after storm clouds ion-charged rains' onshore..."
June 30, 2012:   "When I Sleep, It Still" by Amy Schutzer   "comes to me..."
June 29, 2012:   "Heaven" by J. T. Barbarese   "The faces in the portholes were alphabetized..."
June 28, 2012:   "Rules for Arcadia" by David Kutz-Marks   "Treat people as though..."
June 27, 2012:   "Psalm" by Philip Memmer   "For when I inquire of you Why?..."
June 26, 2012:   three poems from Refutations by Memory by Benjamin Sutton   "Why are you remembering it this way? Why is everything..."
June 25, 2012:   "Black Transit" by Lucia Perillo   "Trees bare. Days short. And at dusk..."
June 24, 2012:   "Revival" by Haines Eason   "If, and when,..."
June 22, 2012:   "Autumnal" by Jared Smith   "Something painful..."
June 21, 2012:   "Red Cloud Postscript" by John Kinsella   "I am draining redwater from the housetank..."
June 20, 2012:   "Dear Humpback Whale" by Sherman Alexie   "You are a barnacled planet afloat..."
June 19, 2012:   "Beach Scene" by Robert Cording   "As I'm watching, a man, idly fishing..."
June 18, 2012:   "Liberation Two" by David Kutz-Marks   "Vapor is never itself these days..."
June 17, 2012:   "Invocation" by Karen An-hwei Lee   "My body isn't shaped like a violin, said the girl...."
June 16, 2012:   "Pandemonium" by Alison Woods   "He could not live beside the sea..."
June 15, 2012:   "For the Highway Medians" by Matthew Buckley Smith   "I've known you only on the way to somewhere else...."
June 14, 2012:   "Persephone (5)" by Jean Gallagher   "I thought I was single and then landed..."
June 13, 2012:   "Novelist" by Jon Davis   "Affable, he is, galumphing about the ranch in galoshes, his three-legged..."
June 12, 2012:   "All the Sciences" by Laura Eve Engel   "The year I fail all the sciences there are..."
June 11, 2012:   "Oracle" by Mark Neely   "I believe in a future..."
June 10, 2012:   "Kitchen Remodels" by Kristin Berkey-Abbott   "In a culture that doesn't cook..."
June 9, 2012:   "The Chance" by Ron Carlson   "All right, we agree, a snowball gets to hell...."
June 8, 2012:   "Winter and Spring" by Randolph Thomas   "One must take into account..."
June 7, 2012:   "If Not River" by Weston Cutter   "Minnesota I’m your river. I start distant, in..."
June 6, 2012:   "Narrative" by Ari Banias   "There is too much to catch up on...."
June 5, 2012:   "In Light of Recent Developments" by Adam Clay   "We are not thinking of the president..."
June 4, 2012:   "Terra Incognita" by Andrea Witzke Slot   "I have scaled unknown ridges and cliffs..."
June 3, 2012:   "Mother's Night" by David Wagoner   "She's celebrating it for me. She's coming back..."
June 2, 2012:   "The Bats" by Martha Zweig   "Born snagged in gorgeous guesswork, within..."
June 1, 2012:   "Lenox Aubade" by Paula Bohince   "I grew my hair out..."
May 31, 2012:   "Brush Fire" by Quinn Latimer   "This ravishing is not..."
May 30, 2012:   "Coming To" by Daniel Gutstein   "In comes diesel out goes diesel in comes diesel...."
May 29, 2012:   "Debris of an Automobile Giving Birth to a Blind Horse Biting a Telephone" by J.P. Dancing Bear   "It’s all fenders and hooves with you, she says: the raw light..."
May 28, 2012:   "The Road to Baghdad" by Seth Brady Tucker   "Is less a road than a floral..."
May 27, 2012:   "Nasturtium" by Gigi Marks   "is a ring of simple petals..."
May 26, 2012:   "Pasture" by Ben Clark   "Tired at last with prayer, I leave my bedside..."
May 25, 2012:   "Prometheus as Sparrow" by Shara Lessley   "Unstitched by the crow's ripper..."
May 24, 2012:   "Non-Sonnet for the You Behind the Bedroom Door" by Betsy Wheeler   "Dear Reader, when I say I mean to ravage you..."
May 23, 2012:   "Epistle" by Kate Jenkins   "You are five years old and growing..."
May 22, 2012:   "Frenemy" by Krystal Languell   "I grind my teeth enough that they're getting shorter...."
May 21, 2012:   "[ ] [ ], [ ] [ ]" by Daniela Olszewska   "since moving here, i've daunted..."
May 20, 2012:   "Roots" by George Scarbrough   "Consciousness is the first hurt..."
May 19, 2012:   "The Ugly Man Behind the Little Wood" by Charles Fort   "He must have studied his father's bones..."
May 18, 2012:   "The Ancestor" by Paul Muldoon   "The great-grandmother who bears down on us, as if beholding the mote..."
May 17, 2012:   "Revelation in Slow Time" by G.C. Waldrep & John Gallaher   "Here, where no one is in a hurry..."
May 16, 2012:   "Sonar" by Andrew Allport   "So near the skin you hear the blues..."
May 15, 2012:   "Paper Birds" by Julia Koets   "Moths must tire of sleeping near the ceiling...."
May 14, 2012:   "The Hippie Church I was Raised in Doesn't Believe in Sin" by Stevie Edwards   "But I don't know what to do when my body becomes..."
May 13, 2012:   "Deus Ex Machina" by A.E. Stallings   "Because we were good at entanglements, but not..."
May 12, 2012:   "Elegy for the Dead" by Bruce Weigl   "The cemetery walls in disrepair..."
May 11, 2012:   "Siren Song" by Emily Rosko   "Baited it-that's what we did. One big..."
May 10, 2012:   "The International Fruit of Welcome" by Kim Roberts   "A pineapple is the perfect gift..."
May 9, 2012:   "Rose as Red" by G.C. Waldrep & John Gallaher   "It's still not good enough. And you were always told..."
May 8, 2012:   "My First Peacock" by Kate Nuernberger   "I keep a white peacock behind my ear..."
May 7, 2012:   "After urgency" by Rusty Morrison   "There is no end to waiting, no mind outside the mind..."
May 6, 2012:   "Our Situation" by Amanda Nadelberg   "The open mouth moves to the field..."
May 5, 2012:   "Oakland Work Crew" by Gibson Fay-LeBlanc   "Dan said, My life is a nine with the hammer cocked..."
May 4, 2012:   "Medicine" by Kim Roberts   "Fog lay atop the single field..."
May 3, 2012:   "For a Few Dollars More" by Mary Austin Speaker   "As awkwardly as..."
May 2, 2012:   "Mailboxes in Late Winter" by Jeffrey Harrison   "It's a motley lot. A few still stand..."
May 1, 2012:   "Prometheus" by Feng Sun Chen   "Fire was not worth it..."
April 30, 2012:   "Painting with Winter Scene" by Liz Robbins   "For fifteen years she went out wearing no..."
April 29, 2012:   "Little Bird" by Corey Marks   "A bird perches on the rail..."
April 28, 2012:   "Thrift" by Kerri Webster   "Stranger buying a sweater, what wool does to my skin..."
April 27, 2012:   "Circles" by Ryan Teitman   "Let what begins..."
April 26, 2012:   "Building of Unseen Cats" by Zachary Schomburg   "When I woke up, it was the middle of the night and..."
April 25, 2012:   "Using a Hula Hoop Can Get You Abducted by Aliens" by Matthea Harvey   "We've never taken anyone..."
April 24, 2012:   "Sleight of Hand" by Kate McQuade   "My first time with Houdini..."
April 23, 2012:   "Dogma" by Nick Courtright   "Dogma, from the Greek, means "that which one..."
April 22, 2012:   "Around One: Late Friday Subway Notes" by Alex Boyd   "Hands in your pockets you're frozen..."
April 21, 2012:   "American Movies" by Laurie J MacDiarmid   "Every Sunday afternoon..."
April 20, 2012:   "On Any Day Like Alice" by Michelle Bitting   "No reason to think it wouldn't happen..."
April 19, 2012:   "Prelude" by Oliver Bendorf   "what kind of / boy..."
April 18, 2012:   "May I?" by Elisabeth Murawski   "No buildings burning. No smoke...."
April 17, 2012:   "Breather" by Alec Hershman   "Respite is the cream of labor...."
April 16, 2012:   [Dear Comma:] by Brandi Wells   "I know it's your birthday and I should have called. I was going..."
April 15, 2012:   "Dog" by Patty Paine   "It's said dogs don't think..."
April 14, 2012:   "The Doctor Rebuilds a Hand" by Gary Young   "His hand was a puppet, more wood than flesh...."
April 13, 2012:   "The Canary" by Melissa Range   "This miner's minion..."
April 12, 2012:   "Transmission" by Judy Halebsky   "From the darkness and the fireflies, he calls me..."
April 11, 2012:   "Morning Poem" by Kathleen Winter   "Yesterday I asked myself again if life can be corrupted by what you..."
April 10, 2012:   "Bat" by Joseph Campana   "All flesh wants is a little..."
April 9, 2012:   "At the Foot of the Windmill" by Joseph V. Milford   "I love having my hands in the mane of this world...."
April 8, 2012:   "Anima" by F. Daniel Rzicznek   "On wet sand the tracks of deer, geese..."
April 7, 2012:   "Swans" by Athena Kildegaard   "Two white bodies float..."
April 6, 2012:   "Your Date with Death" by Andrew Merton   "starts with low expectations...."
April 5, 2012:   "The Catch" by Joseph Green   "Under a high fly ball to right..."
April 4, 2012:   "Consort" by Tanya Larkin   "I am the disease that confirms..."
April 3, 2012:   "Fall for You" by Todd McCarty   "Here-let's string a little gray..."
April 2, 2012:   "In Answer to Your Burning Question" by Mary Ann Samyn   "It was a minor panic, thanks. It was a mirror..."
April 1, 2012:   "Cut Flowers" by Cynthia Huntington   "Though the cut flowers wilt..."
March 30, 2012:   "Great Smoky Mountain National Park" by Sandra Simonds   "My husband calls me a 'mountain snob.'..."
March 29, 2012:   "My Francis Bacon essay" by Bob Hicok   "Francis Bacon's people have bacon faces. I want to heat them..."
March 28, 2012:   "So Toyota" by Larry Sawyer   "Jen was so Toyota as I stood there on the balcony...."
March 27, 2012:   "My Suicide" by Maggie Nelson   "A truck came, a truck..."
March 26, 2012:   "You Will Know Her Disappearance" by Janaka Stucky   "You will know her disappearance..."
March 25, 2012:   "Over and Under" by John Brehm   "So sexy to slide under..."
March 24, 2012:   "Lungful" by Brian D. Morrison   "I claim the insignificant, the vital..."
March 23, 2012:   "Scylla" by Heidy Steidlmayer   "I marvel at the lean..."
March 22, 2012:   "The Decorator Crab," by Sarah Giragosian   "bedecked with seaweed, polyps, knobs, and buds..."
March 21, 2012:   "The Man in the Moon Retires to a Small House in a Valley" by Rick Bursky   "A fleshless man doesn't need much...."
March 20, 2012:   "The Burn" by Terry Blackhawk   "I saw it once in a sycamore..."
March 19, 2012:   "The Universe is a Madam" by Catherine Pierce   "Your star-marked hair is set..."
March 18, 2012:   "Where the Hero Speaks to Others" by Wendy Xu   "Dear mailbox. I have abandoned the task. There is no more glory..."
March 17, 2012:   "The Edge of the Field" by Al Maginnes   "It was not so hard believing in the end..."
March 16, 2012:   "Homage to the Left Hand" by Bruce Bond   "Not the south paw of the left..."
March 15, 2012:   "Places that have become me" by Bob Hicok   "Poor starling in the B concourse of Logan Airport. You do not..."
March 14, 2012:   "'La mar es una puta'" by Adam Vines   "Beside the landing, a driftwood cross refuses to age...."
March 13, 2012:   "Chocolate and the Afterlife" by Carol V. Davis   "She wrote of it as no one had: of the men who picked the pods, dried the beans..."
March 12, 2012:   "Don't Fall" by Amy Beeder   "in a derelict well or tred barefoot..."
March 11, 2012:   "The Gods of Babel" by Judith Mok   "The gods of Babel went quiet..."
March 10, 2012:   "Our Song" by William Matthews   "And when you shake your colonies of hair..."
March 9, 2012:   "Dog" by James Cummins   "We truncate what you need to be..."
March 8, 2012:   "Domestic" by Anne Marie Rooney   "There is a house to me. When Saturday leaves a gradient..."
March 7, 2012:   "Parties" by Michael Milburn   "They look so inviting..."
March 6, 2012:   "Kings Highway" by Robert W. Hill   "The sky tonight..."
March 5, 2012:   "Charmed" by Margot Schilpp   "Little statue of Ganesh: you are the Lord..."
March 4, 2012:   "Aviary" by Kristina Marie Darling   "A cold moon rises over glittering cages & you fasten..."
March 3, 2012:   "[Dead of winter for the dead.]" by Martha Carlson-Bradley   "Dead of winter for the dead...."
March 2, 2012:   "Headway beyond Fresh Kills" by Lois Marie Harrod   "What was a flagging headway of salty trees..."
March 1, 2012:   "Bromide" by Jeremy Halinen   "But there have been too many..."
February 29, 2012:   "A Coin-Operated Button-Down Collar" by Mary Biddinger   "There are lines at the station..."
February 28, 2012:   "Live Light" by James Grinwis   "There are lines at the station..."
February 27, 2012:   "Frozen River, Winter Says Goodbye" by Jesse Damiani   "Ice skating. Today it's an opera...."
February 26, 2012:   "Armadillo" by Renée Ashley   "Deep in the unlit palm scrub, a rustling..."
February 25, 2012:   "[The Rooster is Perfect]" by Colleen Abel   "The rooster is perfect..."
February 24, 2012:   "Three Horses" by Susan Elizabeth Howe   "out of their pasture, as if only thistle and burrs..."
February 23, 2012:   "Talk-Talk, Ambulance Style" by Nance Van Winckel   "No, the snow did not burn you. Let's try..."
February 22, 2012:   "I tried to write the truth, but it made me miserable" by Karyna McGlynn   "like throwing a brick into a bubble-bath. I confess!..."
February 21, 2012:   "from 'Clangings'" by Steven Cramer   "Okay, here's what we did. Dad was a quark...."
February 20, 2012:   "Genealogy (rest)" by Danniel Schoonebeek   "Once I was on earth..."
February 19, 2012:   "Elegy for a Game" by Mary Ruefle   "Once I was on earth..."
February 18, 2012:   "Bedroom Life with Ceramic Frog" by Joshua Diamond   "Different from other of my lives..."
February 17, 2012:   "Epistles from the Guild of Lost Angels" by Cody Todd   "Degenerates sleep alone in cars, but we..."
February 16, 2012:   "Words, what is the word, matter" by Bob Hicok   "'You broke my kneecaps' makes more sense..."
February 15, 2012:   "Body of Moving and Light" by Peter Streckfus   "Like a silvery fish pulled out of the dark water...."
February 14, 2012:   "Epithalamium" by Carolina Ebeid   "If a tree falls in a forest..."
February 13, 2012:   "A Prisoner of Things" by Alan Michael Parker   "If only this novel were trashier..."
February 12, 2012:   "Ode to Ink" by Lee Upton   "There has to be a heart in a book..."
February 11, 2012:   "By Virtue of And" by Jami Macarty   "Honey given : Honey taken..."
February 10, 2012:   "Possum Idyll" by Diana Lueptow   "From beyond the patio's aureole..."
February 9, 2012:   "Diagnosis: Birds in the Blood" by Anna Journey   "The hummingbird's nervous embroidery..."
February 8, 2012:   from Canto Fermo by Christopher Kondrich   "I came to an embankment..."
February 7, 2012:   "Elegy" by Heather June Gibbons   "Autumn leaves don't fall. The trees eject their dead..."
February 6, 2012:   "To The Executioner" by Malachi Black   "Your quickness is a kind..."
February 5, 2012:   "All Best" by Alan Brownjohn   "I go with the grain of foreign courtesies..."
February 4, 2012:   "The Boat with a Boy's Heart" by Neil de la Flor & Maureen Seaton   "He was a small boy—lighter than a shrimp boat..."
February 3, 2012:   "Repartee" by Ingrid Wendt   "Choosing what not to say when each word is a step in the dark..."
February 2, 2012:   "Three kinds of sudden equal three" by Marianne Boruch   "Three kinds of sudden equal three..."
February 1, 2012:   "Fang Face" by Matt Hart   "The joy is too much, and the mouth is too..."
January 31, 2012:   "The Sprig of Rosemary" by Angela Vogel   "That life is a tiny apology is prettier than true...."
January 30, 2012:   Two poems by C. McAllister Williams   "Only monsters live in the waters. I have proof...."
January 28, 2012:   "The Identity in My Crisis" by Amy King   "This last meal could not have been my only palette..."
January 27, 2012:   "Corfu" by Neil Shepard   "Late afternoon we watch the waters change..."
January 26, 2012:   "Thames Music" by William Wenthe   "Groan of hawser as barge heaves..."
January 25, 2012:   "Just off the hummingbird highway" by Eileen Hennessy   "down a winding packed-sand road..."
January 24, 2012:   "Swath" by Stephanie E. Schlaifer   "Almost always..."
January 23, 2012:   "January" by Katharine Rauk   "She saw how the trees' shadows lay down..."
January 22, 2012:   "Sentences" by Quincy Troupe   "movement of time through the music of space..."
January 21, 2012:   "The Bees Have Not Yet Left Us" by James Crews   "With a click, morning news pours heavy into the bedroom..."
January 20, 2012:   "Listen" by Christopher Howell   "Is it an empty house, the body alone..."
January 19, 2012:   "Biography" by Amy Dryansky   "I don't remember much. A feeling of pressure...."
January 18, 2012:   "Customs of Golems" by Brad Ricca   "Fearing. discovery..."
January 17, 2012:   "How to Hand Scissors or Knives to Someone You Like" by James D'Agostino   "First write the treatise on the causes of the giving..."
January 16, 2012:   "Dear So-and-So" by Monica Berlin   "Down the hall the accordion man turns into a door..."
January 15, 2012:   "Dream of the Birds" by Debora Kuan   "Live needlers of..."
January 14, 2012:   "Winter, reflected in our keen houses" by Genevieve Kaplan   "The sky is plain and the bushes thin, the walks bare..."
January 13, 2012:   "After the First Shot" by Saeed Jones   "I run the dark winter..."
January 12, 2012:   "Sleep Is Not Unlike a Waiting Room" by Michael Robins   "The dead deer is more alive to you now..."
January 11, 2012:   "Finding the Heart" by Kathryn Kirkpatrick   "Under the hydrangea, a heart..."
January 10, 2012:   "Of Genocide, or Merely Sound" by Roger Reeves   "How much saying nothing..."
January 9, 2012:   "the Theta Xi chapter" by Anne Marie Rooney   "Confer to comfort: can each girl be first..."
January 8, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Actual Animals" by Rebecca Hazelton   "It's not that the antlers pain, exactly..."
January 7, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Habitual" by Melissa Dickey   "I arrive with wind in my sweater..."
January 6, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "[20]" by Shelly Taylor   "When proxy all night I poured Jack into..."
January 5, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "'Bees see your face as a strange flower.'" by Naomi Shihab Nye   "Nashville warblers see you as a scary-looking tree...."
January 4, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Waiting Room" by Paul Hostovsky   "The woman with the portable oxygen tank..."
January 3, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Valentine" by Laurie Lamon   "In Manhattan, after wit and spar, after..."
January 2, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Calamity The Way I Think It" by Elizabeth Breese   "The radio is a brown jug..."
January 1, 2012 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Barefoot on the Pulpit" by Lisa Fay Coutley   "Backstage, we don't kiss for an empty auditorium. We kiss..."
December 31, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Marriage" by Sara Michas-Martin   "One side at a time scientists paralyze the brain, then ask..."
December 30, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):   "City of Lavender" by Jason Bredle   "I had everything I ever wanted to say to you organized in my head..."
December 29, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Ghosts" by Amy Graziano   "When God takes a man he makes a baby..."
December 28, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):   "zoo sonnet" by dawn lonsinger   "the veined flood did not care what the mute sang..."
December 27, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):   "Prairie" by Sidney Wade   "everything..."
December 26, 2011 (A 2011 Favorite):     "Flight, Fight Or" by Dora Malech   "Every rearview a lovescape of ex-towns...."
December 25, 2011:   "Frost in the Low Areas" by Karen Skolfield   "The health survey said..."
December 24, 2011:   "Dog Days" by Oliver Bendorf   "When my camera looks up at November, it shows me..."
December 23, 2011:   "Cursive" by Elizabeth Willis   "There goes the ink that bled this river dry...."
December 22, 2011:   "Where They Feed Their Children to Kings" by John Gallaher   "The best idea I ever had..."
December 21, 2011:   "Day for Years of Distress" by Elaine Bleakney   "Day visible..."
December 20, 2011:   "A Dedication to the Rich Is in the Ark" by Robert Ostrom   "He knew they'd dig up his masks..."
December 19, 2011:   "We're in the Ocean, Or I'm Alone" by Lily Brown   "Repetition smudges in...."
December 18, 2011:   "Life on Mir" by Carole Satyamurti   "They took small fish, to observe..."
December 17, 2011:   "Nativity" by Lawrence Sail   "They will not be distracted — kings..."
December 16, 2011:   "White Stork" by Michael Waters   "Such jazzy arrhythmia..."
December 15, 2011:   "Actual Animals" by Rebecca Hazelton   "It's not that the antlers pain, exactly..."
December 14, 2011:   "Endurance" by Richard Jackson   "A few deer pause inside the rain, more gauze..."
December 13, 2011:   "Problems with the Dictionary" by Luke Johnson   "Shouldn't the distance between impossible..."
December 12, 2011:   "This Morning the Small Bird Brought a Message from the Other Side" by Aracelis Girmay   "I would not call it fear..."
December 11, 2011:   "Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound" by Jeff Alessandrelli   "Bastard sons of bastard sons build filthy nation-states in..."
December 10, 2011:   "The Severists," by Belle Randall   "Above the marble balcony, the balustrade..."
December 9, 2011:   "Mysticism in the Dark" by Mira Rosenthal   "As children we were warned not to whistle at night for fear of evil spirits...."
December 8, 2011:   "Imperfect Love Poem" by Sandra Kohler   "The day takes wing like the blackbirds..."
December 7, 2011:   "Habitual" by Melissa Dickey   "I arrive with wind in my sweater..."
December 6, 2011:   "Sea Lettuce" by Larissa Szporluk   "How easily our loved ones..."
December 5, 2011:   "Stick Your Head in the Copier" by Jessica Goodheart   "Let the light seep into your eye sockets..."
December 4, 2011:   "For This Morning" by Paul Goldman   "I am present..."
December 3, 2011:   "Midnight Winds" by Edward Byrne   "Just as dusk begins to darken..."
December 2, 2011:   "A Report" by Steve Langan   "I enjoy a long walk on a crisp morning now..."
December 1, 2011:   "The Owl" by Sarah Stern   "What is she thinking of..."
November 30, 2011:   "Cassandra Looks at Dark Matter Through Hubble's Eye" by Robin Chapman   "Winter again, and all that futile calling out..."
November 29, 2011:   "The Gleaners" by David Moolten   "Bless the thieves, for they shall inherit..."
November 28, 2011:   "[20]" by Shelly Taylor   "When proxy all night I poured Jack into..."
November 26, 2011:   "[We Watched Ravens...]" by Killarney Clary   "We watched ravens ransack the truck-stop trashcans..."
November 25, 2011:   "He Considers What the Young Have to Teach" by Martyn Crucefix   "to stand up invisible..."
November 24, 2011:   "First, Hunger" by Lynnell Edwards   "Every morning I know your hunger...."
November 23, 2011:   "My Epicurean Curse" by Katie Chaple   "I think of what I'd like to leave you with..."
November 22, 2011:   "[7]" by Shelly Taylor   "The beach gives onlookers, men with poles. I am just trying to jog..."
November 21, 2011:   "Miner Death" by Zachary Schomburg   "This time when I come out of the mine, I step..."
November 20, 2011:   "A Box of Paperclips" by Erin Elizabeth Smith   "In some ways it's simple. Here..."
November 19, 2011:   "Downloading the Meltdown" by Elton Glaser   "Rumple of clouds at sunset, low and pink..."
November 18, 2011:   "Women's College" by Kenneth Hart   "I didn't think of myself as a sex offender..."
November 17, 2011:   "Upon Seeing the Brightly Lit" by Marc McKee   "At any given moment..."
November 16, 2011:   "Work Harder" by Carrie Oeding   "I'm tired of what I can do—..."
November 15, 2011:   "L'Etat C'Est Moi" by Ron Slate   "That's my green garden..."
November 14, 2011:   "Church" by Jim Harrison   "After last night's storm the tulip..."
November 13, 2011:   "A Shape with Forty Wings" by Luke Hankins   "Love is strange and calls me to stranger things...."
November 12, 2011:   "Poem Asleep" by William Stobb   "Native flora regain their dominance..."
November 11, 2011:   "Contra Chekhov" by Michael Salcman   "The gun never went off: not in the first act, not in the second..."
November 10, 2011:   "Clean" by Matthew Guenette   "There was an octopus in the fish..."
November 9, 2011:   "Mrs. P. Goes House-Hunting" by Alexandra van de Kamp   "Buzz, buzz, buzz goes the world. We are each in a distortion of our own making...."
November 8, 2011:   "Grocery Night" by William Olsen   "I have seen nothing that hasn't already been..."
November 7, 2011:   "The Space Traveler's Tense" by Benjamin S. Grossberg   "My species has one for nouns..."
November 6, 2011:   "In Defense of Poverty" by Ocean Vuong   "We lost our way in that forgotten city...."
November 5, 2011:   "Everyone in Goya's Black Paintings..." by Jeff Whitney   "Everyone in Goya's black paintings was mad. It's true; they grazed..."
November 4, 2011:   "Coffin Tree" by Adam Fell   "Somewhere in the national forest..."
November 3, 2011:   "Knickerbocker" by L. S. Klatt   "Suppose a man steps out of the fog..."
November 2, 2011:   "Man as Walnut" by Susanna Childress   "Head thrown back, he cries, is not ashamed..."
November 1, 2011:   "A Thing of Beauty" by Mike White   "I want my goldfish..."
October 31, 2011:   "Koi Pond in Slow Motion" by Alexander Long   "They move under ice as thin as a bible's paper...."
October 30, 2011:   "Limit" by George Bradley   "Beast put to pasture does not feed..."
October 29, 2011:   "Archaeology" by Michele Wolf   "The storm had bitten away the shoreline..."
October 28, 2011:   "Birdhouse" by Anna Woodford   "You fiddle with the catch..."
October 27, 2011:   "Earthbound" by James Grinwis   "Big sky flexion..."
October 26, 2011:   "Syrens" by Stuart Bartow   "Often they are described as twain, but who thinks..."
October 25, 2011:   "Fooling the Buffalo" by David Hernandez   "A buffalo could outrun a lion, could outlast..."
October 24, 2011:   "North of North" by James Haug   "When I passed on the road a stranger..."
October 23, 2011:   "Music & Story" by Tom Holmes   "The cave has its sound as I have mine..."
October 22, 2011:   "Oracle" by Dean Young   "I find myself more and more among..."
October 21, 2011:   "The Divider" by Janice N. Harrington   "Drop the thermometer in its dough...."
October 20, 2011:   "What the Mapmaker Knows" by Mary Jo Bang   "O is the ocean and t the consequence..."
October 19, 2011:   "Anthem" by Michael Robins   "I had yet imagined a stream fed in feather...."
October 18, 2011:   "For Soren" by Noelle Kocot   "Smell of grass colliding with the..."
October 17, 2011:   "Beggar's Cup" by Jack Myers   "I'm slowing down now..."
October 16, 2011:   "City Rain" by Linda Lerner   "For days, rain blasting away..."
October 15, 2011:   "'Bees see your face as a strange flower.'" by Naomi Shihab Nye   "Nashville warblers see you as a scary-looking tree...."
October 14, 2011:   "Assault on Precinct 13" by Andrew Kozma   "Please come in, this town is closed. Roadblocks cinch the arteries..."
October 13, 2011:   "Waiting Room" by Paul Hostovsky   "The woman with the portable oxygen tank..."
October 12, 2011:   "Valentine" by Laurie Lamon   "In Manhattan, after wit and spar, after..."
October 11, 2011:   "Haiku (Failed)" by Nick Flynn   "The thin thread that hold us here, tethered / or maybe tied, together..."
October 10, 2011:   "At This Hour" by Carol Ann Davis   "Say I am not wrong to want the two finches who ring out...."
October 9, 2011:   "Scene: Interior, Night" by Elizabeth Austen   "one thin wall a narrow world away..."
October 8, 2011:   "Ancestors" by Anthony Thwaite   "My father traced our ancestors for years..."
October 7, 2011:   "Students Painting in the Community Garden on Newark Street" by Elizabeth Poliner   "Standing scattered..."
October 6, 2011:   "under one box another box" by Michael Teig   "I head off like an inventory..."
October 5, 2011:   "School is a Sculpture Called Soft" by Daniel Coudriet   "I'd been growing sod under manholecovers..."
October 4, 2011:   "The Door" by Adam Wyeth   "I sit in the garden..."
October 3, 2011:   "As Far As I Know" by Allan Peterson   "As far as I know is not that far..."
October 2, 2011:   "After Us" by Nikola Madzirov   "One day someone will fold our blankets..."
October 1, 2011:   "Luna Moth" by Jeff Friedman   "I thought it was a bat, looking for trouble..."
September 30, 2011:   "I am weatherly and so" by Jody Rambo   "I am weatherly and so when I must fix myself in time, I choose..."
September 29, 2011:   "Till It Sticks" by Michael Teig   "They wooden hut. They walk backwards...."
September 28, 2011:   "Portrayal, X-Ray" by Cori A. Winrock   "We snag cabs and drift through the middle..."
September 27, 2011:   "After the Fever: A Pastoral" by Wayne Miller   "After four months, the fever withdrew into her..."
September 26, 2011:   "The Strategy" by Kascha Semonovitch   "Time. A great board game played on flat sand..."
September 25, 2011:   "Migrating, Swallows, Assateague" by Matthew J. Spireng   "It was not a matter of individuals, though..."
September 24, 2011:   "Uninvited Guest" by Elizabeth Knapp   "Mid-September. First turn of the maples..."
September 23, 2011:   "Questions about the Wife" by Rebecca Hazelton   "I'm having trouble understanding the wife...."
September 22, 2011:   "Coxwain" by Nance Van Winckel   "My silence grants the rowers..."
September 21, 2011:   "The Sea" by George Keithley   "Helpless her hands lose hold, slip away...."
September 20, 2011:   "Cat" by Kate Northrop   "Now do you see what I mean?..."
September 19, 2011:   "Pura Vida in Costa Rica" by Sarah Stern   "How does the light change red bricks..."
September 18, 2011:   "Not Whiskey" by Drew Blanchard   "At dusk—west of Patch Grove—..."
September 17, 2011:   "Hitching Tuam Road" by Joseph Lennon   "I found a rhythm of walking today..."
September 16, 2011:   "Halloween" by Christopher Salerno   "You were a white cocoon shot through with gravel...."
September 15, 2011:   "I Foresee the Breaking of All That Is Breakable" by John Estes   "Perhaps after all it is, merely, a desire..."
September 14, 2011:   "Tips of the Slung" by Amy Schrader   "Let's free associate, my friend: your bat..."
September 13, 2011:   "'Mania Klepto'" by Carolyne Wright   "Eulene never comes to shoplift..."
September 12, 2011:   "Crowd Forming a Mob" by C.J. Sage   "Before the egg shop closed..."
September 11, 2011:   "Joy" by Julie L. Moore   "Fireflies flashing over hip-high corn..."
September 10, 2011:   "The Elephant in the Room" by Kim Bridgford   "Choose another way to conduct yourself...."
September 9, 2011:   "Evening Twilight" by David Trinidad   "Of sea and wind, and through the deepening gloom..."
September 8, 2011:   "To Sleep" by Lisa Fay Coutley   "not as a woman who brews tea and kneels..."
September 7, 2011:   "Camera Lucida" by Joshua Diamond   "From this angle you've a rooster on your shoulder..."
September 6, 2011:   "Like a Machine, Struggle for Mother" by Andrea Baker   "I speak and God licks the wine from me...."
September 5, 2011:   "The Book of the Dead Man (Rhino)" by Marvin Bell   "The dead man rode a rhino into Congress...."
September 4, 2011:   "The Bridge at Rest" by G.C. Waldrep & John Gallaher   "The bridge is dreaming again...."
September 3, 2011:   "Calamity The Way I Think It" by Elizabeth Breese   "The radio is a brown jug..."
September 2, 2011:   "What the Camera Says to the Voice" by Suzanne Wise   "Going public becomes you...."
September 1, 2011:   "Arrows" by Bruce Bond   "Every thrill in us creates unease..."
August 31, 2011:   "The Field of Mars" by Benjamin Paloff   "Too many marches and formations, lectures on conditions..."
August 30, 2011:   "A Series of Movements:" by Daniel Khalastchi   "And with each step tile..."
August 29, 2011:   "So When She Looks at Her Reflection" by Patty Seyburn   "If there is an anteroom..."
August 28, 2011:   "The Room and The Road" by Jane Duran   "River I cannot swim from..."
August 27, 2011:   "New Sparrow, New Sorrow" by Matthew Henriksen   "Moon burnt up in a tree limb's wobble...."
August 26, 2011:   "White-throated Sparrow" by Nancy Eimers   "Made by trees..."
August 25, 2011:   "Found" by Stephanie Levin   "I'd like to be who I am with her all the time. So brilliant..."
August 24, 2011:   "Alley" by Jeffery L. Bahr   "The optimist arrived and said to the men..."
August 23, 2011:   "Dog Days" by Matthew Guenette   "It was so hot..."
August 21, 2011:   "Enlistment" by Joshua Edwards   "I was chosen for my knowledge..."
August 20, 2011:   "A Poet" by Lee Rossi   "He has a boy's gift for error..."
August 19, 2011:   "Peccadillo" by Scott Minar   "When I talk about my family..."
August 18, 2011:   "The Narrows" by Christopher DeWeese   "The water oh the sounds..."
August 17, 2011:   "The Horses" by Rachel Richardson   "Under the live oak, and out along the stretch..."
August 16, 2011:   "Following Him on Twitter" by Philip Fried   "A man or a woman, afraid with any sudden..."
August 15, 2011:   "The Final Amnesia" by Dana Curtis   "The gardeners have decided..."
August 14, 2011:   "On Cold Days Like These" by Kevin Pilkington   "I hear a cape flapping over..."
August 13, 2011:   "Trapeze Swinger" by Andrew Michael Roberts   "and sprung now..."
August 12, 2011:   "The Gallery" by Annie Lighthart   "Van Gogh stood in the rain at Saint Rémy..."
August 11, 2011:   "The Seastack" by Christopher DeWeese   "I walked out there..."
August 10, 2011:   "Diane Arbus" by Justin Vicari   "submerged the prints in their chemical..."
August 9, 2011:   "Visions of the Divine on Hare Island" by Stephen Murray   "Slapped back upon the heels..."
August 8, 2011:   "Saint Monica Wishes on the Wrong Star" by Mary Biddinger   "Maybe they were both the wrong star...."
August 7, 2011:   "The Man with a Green Face" by Tamura Ryuichi (translated by Christopher Drake)   "It was a beautiful morning..."
August 6, 2011:   "Notes on How to Love a Boy" by Lauren Berry   "My mother left handwritten notes..."
August 5, 2011:   "And A Third Autumn" by Leah Goldberg (translated by Annie Kantar)   "Thistle. Bramble. Stones. I crossed..."
August 4, 2011:   "Near Miss" by Michael Chitwood   "It's a hands-in-your-coat-pockets-stroll kind of a day...."
August 3, 2011:   "The Pier" by Christopher DeWeese   "There is no amusement..."
August 2, 2011:   "Tomb Figurine" by Dan Beachy-Quick   "Retrograde mind: Beehive: Yesterday's drone..."
August 1, 2011:   "The Estate of Single Blessedness" by Mary Ruefle   "In this room..."
July 31, 2011:   "Poultry Chronical" by Michael Teig   "My chicken has pointy ears..."
July 30, 2011:   "World Cup" by Tom Sleigh   "In all the cafes..."
July 29, 2011:   "Giant Slayer Man" by Ricardo Pau-Llosa   "Rifling brochures..."
July 28, 2011:   "Dust" by Michael Meyerhofer   "It seems we've left skin..."
July 27, 2011:   "I,Putative" by Geri Doran   "Barer than January maples, bare abandoned hives..."
July 26, 2011:   "The Trapeze Artist's Dear John Letter" by Carrie Etter   "I recede like a vanishing point on my ribboned trapeze..."
July 24, 2011:   "The Plan" by Arthur Vogelsang   "The prudent carry an extra oarlock and make a will..."
July 23, 2011:   "The Keys to the Jail" by Keetje Kuipers   "It's the second day of spring...."
July 22, 2011:   "Outage" by John Barr   "Our dogs in the sudden silence raise..."
July 21, 2011:   "The Birthdays of Ex-Lovers" by Michael Meyerhofer   "How they pinball through the mind..."
July 20, 2011:   "Drone & Buck" by Katrina Roberts   "Where in the continent of heart..."
July 19, 2011:   "EStonia" by Jeff Hoffman   "Her brother's Plymouth..."
July 18, 2011:   "On a Walk" by Sally Bliumis-Dunn   "I wonder if we've taken..."
July 17, 2011:   "The Development of Mathmatics" by Stan Mir   "As it is now, you're back from fishing...."
July 16, 2011:   "Advice Given to Me Before My Wedding" by Jeannine Hall Gailey   "Better to be the lover than the beloved, you'll have passion...."
July 15, 2011:   "Nightmare for the Last Night on Earth" by Brian Barker   "Through the hole in the back of my head..."
July 14, 2011:   "Untranslatable" by Rebecca Dunham   "The mourning lily's..."
July 13, 2011:   "With a big simile" by Muriel Nelson   "she wrote he warped his arms around me..."
July 12, 2011:   "Absent Absence" by Stephen Malin   "Unexpected and interrupting..."
July 11, 2011:   "To a Soldier" by Carol Muske-Duke   "Imagine it: a world away, Autumn...."
July 10, 2011:   "The Sea" by Michael Dickman   "Everyone's first memory..."
July 9, 2011:   "The Giants" by Maxine Scates   "Out here, all darkness, stars overhead..."
July 8, 2011:   "Navigating by the Light of a Minor Planet" by Jessica Goodfellow   "The trouble with belief in endlessness is..."
July 7, 2011:   "Barefoot on the Pulpit" by Lisa Fay Coutley   "Backstage, we don't kiss for an empty auditorium. We kiss..."
July 6, 2011:   "To Bear" by Mary Quade   "The polar bear is threatened..."
July 5, 2011:   "The Fifth of July" by Jeff Simpson   "Kids down the street pop leftover firecrackers..."
July 4, 2011:   "At the Dock at Dusk" by Michael Chitwood   "The rowboats are all tucked in..."
July 3, 2011:   "The Consulting Room" by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu   "How is your breathing asked..."
July 2, 2011:   "Love, the English Teacher" by Lois Marie Harrod   "Love, the English teacher, grades the snow...."
July 1, 2011:   "Om Nom" by Alex Lemon   "These blistery days cloak so amazingly..."
June 30, 2011:   "Flight" by Camille T. Dungy   "It is the day after the leaves, when buckeyes..."
June 29, 2011:   "Wing" by Lisa Williams   "People can remove themselves from us...."
June 28, 2011:   "Letter to Laundry on the Line" by Russ Kesler   "Letter to Laundry on the Line..."
June 27, 2011:   Two poems by Charles Rafferty   "It is cloudless and moonless and breezeless..."
June 26, 2011:   "Medusa of Libya" by Iain Haley Pollock   "he used my ugliness against me. no..."
June 25, 2011:   "Hunger Strike" by Kristine Ong Muslim   "Strange how we do not alter ourselves..."
June 24, 2011:   "Noye's Fludde" by Anne Pitkin   "Onstage, they are shaking the firmament, two at each end...."
June 23, 2011:   "The Commendation" by Dean Young   "We had no choice but to live..."
June 21, 2011:   "The Helicopters" by William Virgil Davis   "We hear them before we see..."
June 20, 2011:   "To My Translator" by Marsha Pomerantz   "Maybe the lunge to the sideward, your..."
June 19, 2011:   "Your Lingual Heart" by Jeffrey Greene   "Friday night at the ER..."
June 18, 2011:   "Marriage" by Sara Michas-Martin   "One side at a time scientists paralyze the brain, then ask..."
June 17, 2011:   "Living on Earth" by Elizabeth Raby   "Desperate for a drink..."
June 16, 2011:   "Devotion: For Our Bodies" by Brett Foster   "Yes love, I must confess I'm at it again..."
June 15, 2011:   "Speculation" by Derek Mong   "Have I cornered you, my self, again..."
June 14, 2011:   "Overture to a Legend" by Bridget Talone   "The only person I ever wanted..."
June 13, 2011:   "Is This Why Love Almost Rhymes with Dumb?" by Dean Young   "In love there's many obstacles..."
June 12, 2011:   "Svendborg Sound" by Rich Hilles   "All May, and everywhere..."
June 11, 2011:   "How Shedding Feathers Taught The Children to Make a Kite..." by Rob Carney   "A boy and a girl, then a dozen more..."
June 10, 2011:   "I Don't Mind the Mess that Comes from Pressing Hard..." by Matt Mauch   "I can tell the sky that for nine years I listened..."
June 9, 2011:   "True Latitude" by Matthew Nienow   "When I lie to you it sounds..."
June 8, 2011:   "Ghosts That Need Reminding" by Dana Levin   "Through shattered glass and sheeted furniture, chicken..."
June 7, 2011:   "The confession of an apricot" by Carl Adamshick   "I love incorrectly...."
June 6, 2011:   "On Buffers" by Elizabeth Robinson   "Each one knows herself by her fat, the insulation of the idea..."
June 5, 2011:   "Light Away Now" by Matt Cozart   "What to find: a little well..."
June 4, 2011:   "God Has Put You on Hold" by Kevin Higgins   "And the world has no room..."
June 3, 2011:   "Granada" by Joanne Diaz   "To be so far from oxtail stew, sardines..."
June 2, 2011:   "Coupled" by Lisa Lewis   "The neck’s crest bridges to the pricked ears...."
June 1, 2011:   "Farm Woman and Her Children, 1920-1925" by Adam Kirsch   "The chain of flowers that runs along the hem..."
May 31, 2011:   "From Mars" by Matthew Rohrer   "We have some sad news..."
May 30, 2011:   "Fog" by Dorianne Laux   "The first of us must have looked up at the night agog..."
May 29, 2011:   "Remedial Weeding" by Julie Hanson   "You don't need to know its name..."
May 28, 2011:   "Heirloom" by Nikky Finney   "Sundown, the day nearly eaten away..."
May 27, 2011:   "'Never Let Your Reader's Attention Wander.'" by Ron Koertge   "In Cat People, Oliver marries Irena, but she says they can't..."
May 26, 2011:   "David Bowie Esperanto" by Jim Daniels   "A flash of metal trash in a vacant lot...."
May 25, 2011:   "Actually Present" by Paul Killebrew   "I don't remember you, but you keep..."
May 24, 2011:   "City of Lavender" by Jason Bredle   "I had everything I ever wanted to say to you organized in my head..."
May 23, 2011:   "Flowers, For Frank" by Larry Sawyer   "When a friend died..."
May 22, 2011:   "Awake" by Michael Heffernan   "I lay down in my bed and went to sleep..."
May 21, 2011:   "She Walks on Water" by Michelle McGrane   "The air is heavy with salt spray and kelp...."
May 20, 2011:   "Girl Under Bug Zapper" by Caki Wilkinson   "This haywire night, she's back from church..."
May 19, 2011:   "Feast Day" by James Doyle   "The town by the hundreds..."
May 18, 2011:   "Flight Log" by Jim Daniels   "The prop plane tilts a wing..."
May 17, 2011:   "Love poem" by Laura Kasischke   "The water glass. The rain. The scale..."
May 16, 2011:   "Bone Fires" by Mark Jarman   "The manikin's head is filled with water so..."
May 15, 2011:   "News Says" by Stacie Leatherman   "Scientists hotwire pigeon..."
May 14, 2011:   "After The Music Went Home" by Jaimee Kuperman   "It's nice to think that somewhere the winters are returning...."
May 13, 2011:   "Nostalgic" by Paula Bohince   "Jar of feathers becoming..."
May 12, 2011:   "His Eye" by Penelope Scambly Schott   "Somewhere where terrible things happen..."
May 11, 2011:   "Dublin" by Rachel Bennett   "People caution, "Dublin..."
May 10, 2011:   "The Yellow House as God" by Robin Behn   "Saffron cube comets lick..."
May 9, 2011:   "Primitives" by Ravi Shankar   "Banish the glaze of objects from the firmament..."
May 8, 2011:   "The Acquisition of the Senses" by Alice Notley   "They, too, wandered in darkness, crying out for a home in the body of mercy...."
May 7, 2011:   "Wild Mint" by Simmons B. Buntin   "Did you know that in my hand-sized guide you are shelved..."
May 6, 2011:   "My Flimsy Crew" by James Grinwis   "They’re in the boat and the boat..."
May 5, 2011:   "Old Boys" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz   "I would've never believed that I'd forget you..."
May 4, 2011:   "Hooker Avenue Serenade" by Joshua Harmon   "An aluminum box fan in a window..."
May 3, 2011:   "Epithalamium" by Gregory Fraser   "They will say you go together like a lid..."
May 2, 2011:   "Jubilee Rotation" by Marc McKee   "Let's face it: the gods we chase into the decay of dusk..."
May 1, 2011:   "Blue for Oceans" by Charles Douthat   "Astonishing that he could forget and forget and remember so...."
April 30, 2011:   "The Bees" by Maureen A. Sherbondy   "Those bees you crushed..."
April 29, 2011:   "The Tooth Ministry" by Janet Kaplan   "Cuddle me, says Vastwing. Hold my hand. Give me a..."
April 28, 2011:   "Erasure" by Ralph Angel   "I don’t want you to know about any of this...."
April 27, 2011:   "The Folly of Mercutio in a Pacifist Town" by Phoebe Reeves   "The emperor moth battles the emperor..."
April 26, 2011:   "Summons" by Sandra Kohler   "Surprise always, the day wakes us, the dream..."
April 25, 2011:   "Aggressive Pesto Warfare" by T.A. Noonan   "Nothing is worth hoarding but basil..."
April 24, 2011:   "The Hum of Imagined Bees" by Jane O. Wayne   "Some non-stop motor..."
April 23, 2011:   "Taking Leave" by Gail Hanlon   "Like most love poems..."
April 22, 2011:   "Millificent" by Emma Trelles   "No one has entered..."
April 21, 2011:   "Start" by Ryan Flaherty   "Start at either end of a history...."
April 20, 2011:   "from Clangings" by Steven Cramer   "So I left my apartment, got down where..."
April 19, 2011:   "Getting Serious" by Alice Friman   "Today I started looking for my soul...."
April 18, 2011:   "Why I'm Not Coming to My Funeral" by Sue D. Burton   "You don't want me there...."
April 17, 2011:   "Nocturne: Redaction" by John Casteen   "Tonight I hear machines at their dark work in the dark, I understand..."
April 16, 2011:   "The Red Pool" by Ron Padgett   "Oh dear here we are again in a pool of blood..."
April 15, 2011:   "I Want You Dangerously" by Danielle Cadena Deulen   "open. But I am a woman, so cannot..."
April 14, 2011:   "The Crowd at the Gates" by Stephen Dunn   "The crowd had gathered by the gates...."
April 13, 2011:   "A solitude of the ear buoys the breath's answer" by Joshua Corey   "A solitude of the ear buoys the breath's answer..."
April 12, 2011:   "Spun" by Anna Maria Hong   "The very people are not very nice...."
April 11, 2011:   "Calla lily, shameless" by Sandra Gilbert   "hussy flaunting..."
April 10, 2011:   "Memorial Sonnet" by Stephen Gibson   "This is for the bruised eye, the swollen lip..."
April 9, 2011:   "Beach" by Emily Kendal Frey   "Wants the heavier shoulder...."
April 8, 2011:   "Island in Dispute Disappears into the Sea" by William D. Waltz   "We’re not so different..."
April 7, 2011:   "Self-Portrait as a Child’s Stick Figure Drawing on a Refrigerator" by Tom C. Hunley   "Often I’m a musical instrument..."
April 6, 2011:   "Foolproof" by William Trowbridge   "Just turn it on, when I tell you to," says God..."
April 5, 2011:   "The Real World is Like This:" by Esther Lee   "My sister's bed's a bird's nest, all edges..."
April 4, 2011:   "Ghosts" by Amy Graziano   "When God takes a man he makes a baby..."
April 3, 2011:   "Figures" by Maurice Harmon   "In front of me a table rock in three segments..."
April 2, 2011:   "Scarecrow Woman" by Noel Monahan   "I catch sight of her on a sea of wheat..."
April 1, 2011:   "A Bad Break" by Paul Dickey   "Lou Gehrig is crying. Lou Gehrig is crying for every story in New York..."
March 31, 2011:   "To the Field of Scotch Broom That Will Be Buried by the New Wing of the Mall" by Lucia Perillo   "Half costume jewel, half parasite, you stood..."
March 30, 2011:   "Dear Fringe" by Erin Murphy   "Jangle on a flapper..."
March 29, 2011:   "How it Happened" by Chelsea Rathburn   "I blame that little village in Spain..."
March 28, 2011:   "zoo sonnet" by dawn lonsinger   "the veined flood did not care what the mute sang..."
March 27, 2011:   "High Rise" by Les Murray   "Fawn high rise of Beijing..."
March 26, 2011:   "The sparrows gather nearby..." by David Harris Ebenbach   "The sparrows gather nearby..."
March 25, 2011:   "[Without Objectivity]" by Maxine Chernoff   "the hundred voices..."
March 24, 2011:   "Prairie" by Sidney Wade   "everything..."
March 23, 2011:   "In the Early Morning in the Cypress Grove" by Michael Schiavo   "The man has announced we cannot go on..."
March 22, 2011:   "Ficus" by Gregory Fraser   "The morning you left, I pretended..."
March 21, 2011:   "The String" by Corey Marks   "unspools someone's..."
March 20, 2011:   "Circle of Life" by Noelle Kocot   "Nobody loved Jim, but that..."
March 19, 2011:   "Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91" by L. S. Klatt   "A weathered barn on a hilltop; a nude woman..."
March 18, 2011:   "The Listening of Plants" by Laura Shovan   "On the buffet where she kept her celadon dishes..."
March 17, 2011:   "Red Salmon" by David Dodd Lee   "You could relent a little..."
March 16, 2011:   "Love Song for an Enemy" by Elaine Equi   "I love you..."
March 15, 2011:   "Detachable" by Jenna Cardinale   "The elk's antlers grow..."
March 14, 2011:   "Sometimes a woman sets off alarms" by Anna Journey   "Sometimes a woman sets off alarms..."
March 13, 2011:   "When he left, how many birds did he leave?" by Jessica Young   "When he left, he left one bird. He left one bird..."
March 12, 2011:   "Plants Retake the Sidewalk" by Cynthia Hardy   "Chamomile, leaves bunched and feathery..."
March 11, 2011:   "Magnolia Blossom" by Peter Pereira   "Who knew so many shades of white..."
March 10, 2011:   "Elegy as a Red Dress" by Victoria Chang   "We open our red dresses..."
March 9, 2011:   "March" by Mary Madec   "The month of raw..."
March 8, 2011:   "Ascent" by Mary Austin Speaker   "Triangulation means..."
March 7, 2011:   "Aspirin and Shadow" by Chris Forhan   "Moon I swallow at dawn..."
March 6, 2011:   "Fighting" by Michael Cirelli   "Since the time when..."
March 5, 2011:   "One Way of Looking at Thirteen Blackbirds" by Jeff Tigchelaar   "A black cat crossing your path is bad for luck, it's said...."
March 4, 2011:   "Feral Evening" by Doug Ramspeck   "Not the bats diving..."
March 3, 2011:   "Sufficiency" by Zach Savich   "Things being increasingly maintenance, leaf..."
March 2, 2011:   "Instructions for Vigilant Girls" by Erika Meitner   "Be the sleeping sister who sees no one...."
March 1, 2011:   "The Applicant [4]" by Uljana Wolf   "blew the interview. Cracked window..."
February 28, 2011:   "The Point of a Ship in a Bottle is the Bottle" by Martin Arnold   "The Chihuahua's courage..."
February 27, 2011:   "A Sunday to Her Liking" by J. Patrick Lewis   "She was propped on the prow..."
February 26, 2011:   "Love and the Eye" by Laura Newbern   "There you are: a sudden head..."
February 25, 2011:   "scalawag" by Uljana Wolf (translated by Ute Schwartz)   "that old toad in my throat..."
February 24, 2011:   "While You Were Away" by Richard Jackson   "Sleeves of sunset hung empty over the brown hills...."
February 23, 2011:   "Fountain of the Planet of the Apes" by Matthew Ladd   "One by one, they pulled themselves from the water..."
February 22, 2011:   "The Writer" by Anne Pierson Wiese   "People in the neighborhood called him The Writer..."
February 21, 2011:   "Grass" by Chris Preddle   "The grass anticipates the cows..."
February 20, 2011:   "She Has Never Known" by Linnea Johnson   "She has never known when to leave well enough alone..."
February 19, 2011:   "The White Doves of Mazar" by Timothy McBride   "For crusts of bread..."
February 18, 2011:   "Like a Daffodil" by Mary Ruefle   "What went on when I suddenly understood him..."
February 17, 2011:   "Visionary" by Richard Jackson   "I could feel a few dying stars hovering over my shoulder..."
February 16, 2011:   "Hello, Kickstand" by Julia Cohen   "Insect recipes & a performance pitted..."
February 15, 2011:   "The Way We Go On" by Charles Gillispie   "Your hot bath and talcum..."
February 14, 2011:   "Valentine for You" by Robert Creeley   "Where from, where to..."
February 13, 2011:   "Suppose You Were a Moray Eel" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil   "when ancient Romans kept glass aquariums filled to bubbling with your..."
February 12, 2011:   "March 22, 2000, at This Stone" by Tom Holmes   "This man who mumbles..."
February 11, 2011:   "Animal Dark" by Sally Rosen Kindred   "There is no sleep in the ark...."
February 10, 2011:   "Pastoral" by Michael Glaviano   "On the tracks you can die from two directions..."
February 9, 2011:   "Laryngitis" by Philip Dacey   "I had nothing interesting to say anyway...."
February 8, 2011:   "Interview: Antique Iron Bed" by Landon Godfrey   "Why don't we call..."
February 7, 2011:   "Casals" by Gerald Stern   "You could either go back to the canary..."
February 6, 2011:   "Gallant Phantoms through the Pineapple Door" by Travis Nichols   "The cranes were silhouettes that night, thousands..."
February 5, 2011:   "You and I, the Cranes, the River" by Marjorie Saiser   "The cranes were silhouettes that night, thousands..."
February 4, 2011:   "Cost of It" by Veronica Golos   "Go beyond the past tense into the present...."
February 3, 2011:   "Pulse" by Stacy Kidd   "This is not how hearts begin..."
February 2, 2011:   "Angel of Erosion" by Dean Young   "Grows pale the dulcet gizmo..."
February 1, 2011:   "Beginning" by Eva Tihanyi   "You begin somewhere, perhaps..."
January 31, 2011:   "Axioms" by Barbara Perez   "We are parallel lines, an exponential bloom..."
January 30, 2011:   "Cursing Pot" by Katrina Roberts   "Mired I was on that steep fuzzed bank where the fence..."
January 29, 2011:   "Love Poem" by Milan Djordjevic, translated by Charles Simic   "My dear Nothing..."
January 28, 2011:   "Romanticism" by Ashley Elizabeth Hudson   "Held the telescope to your eye..."
January 27, 2011:   "Valentine with broken birds" by Joni Wallace   "Enclosed find pieces of the starling flown flat..."
January 26, 2011:   "Flight, Fight Or" by Dora Malech   "Every rearview a lovescape of ex-towns...."
January 25, 2011:   "Late December" by Daniele Pantano   "Clearly. Nothing much is happening. Kids continue to wish...."
January 24, 2011:   "Horses Running Fast" by Shane McCrae   "We married in an open field a wide..."
January 23, 2011:   "First Domestic" by Anne Marie Rooney   "There is a house to me. When Saturday leaves a gradient..."
January 22, 2011:   "From the Undergrowth" by Jeannine Savard   "New roses flush in the serein..."
January 21, 2011:   "Well, I Still Have My Teeth, And That's Not Nothing" by Charles Wright   "The twilight reveals the edges at play in pitch..."
January 20, 2011:   "Gacela of Twilight Bats" by J.P. Dancing Bear   "The twilight reveals the edges at play in pitch..."
January 19, 2011:   "Valentine with saints and sharps" by Joni Wallace   "There's not much to do..."
January 18, 2011:   "Leaf at the End" by Lily Brown   "I climbed a giant leaf at the end..."
January 17, 2011:   "Love Song" by Jon Wilkins   "Words leapt from your mouth then..."
January 15, 2011:   "This Far Away" by Howard Wright   "Absolutes of water and atmosphere wait for us..."
January 14, 2011:   "Today It Seemed I Had Nothing to Say" by Todd Boss   "that hadn't been said already..."
January 13, 2011:   "Release the Sterile Moths" by D.A. Powell   "The flutter, apple brown, invites..."
January 12, 2011:   "Song" by Debra Kang Dean   "Goldfinches—they were..."
January 11, 2011:   "Ocean Beach at TwiIight: 14" by Dean Rader   "Who's to say the stars understand..."
January 10, 2011:   "Farsickness" by Megan Harlan   "Imagine a love turned out..."
January 9, 2011:   "The Adriatic Sea" by Zachary Harris   "A bell-shrouded town; town around a steeple, strafed..."
January 8, 2011:   "Feeding the Birds" by Susan Rothbard   "I wanted them to come. Wanted cardinals..."
January 7, 2011:   "Late" by Sidney Wade   "our summer..."
January 6, 2011:   "Dictator" by Melissa Stein   "The quail are back: the big quail..."
January 5, 2011:   "The Hatching" by Kate Daniels   "Burning in our twin scarlet fevers..."
January 4, 2011:   "The Feather, an Optical Sorrow" by Eric Beeny   "The feather..."
January 3, 2011:   "Why I Am Not a Good Kisser" by Mary Ruefle   "Because I open my mouth too wide..."
January 2, 2011 (A 2010 Favorite):   "The Exquisite Foreplay of the Tortoise" by Nicky Beer   "Every movement of my body..."
January 1, 2011 (A 2010 Favorite):   "Ice Plant" by Rae Gouirand   "All the transparence of the old..."


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