Genre Archive

Poetry

Issue 17: Summer/Fall 2020

Recipe for Dream Deferred Jambalaya after Langston Hughes / Swimming Lessons

A PAIR OF PARROTS COME IN FOR SURGERY

1973

Proclamación de Amores

Opuntia stenopetala / translation or prayer / luciérnaga

At the Lynching Museum, Bryan Stevenson Says / Signs Nailed to the Mailbox on Winnequah Road / Reparations

Signs Of Spring / Who Made The World / Black Gold

LOLITA ERASURES: 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, 18

Whales of the Allegheny  / The Crown and Anchor Pub / The Nurse Log

Dear Mama / Watercolor / They Tell Us to Live in the Moment Because the Moment is All We May Have

Depression Aubade, or My Therapist Has a Breakthrough / Feedback

An Ode to MC Jin Ending in Response to the Chinese Virus Outbreak

Issue 16: Winter/Spring 2020

From the Trees Full of Birdsong Comes Unripe Fruit

Waorani Legend (With Appropriation)

My Gardener

Of a Fixed Nature

ednos

Not Yet Five / Mother

Post-Partum Jenga

Issue 15: Summer/Fall 2019

The Shekhinah, The Key to the Cinema, & The Very Breath of Children Is Free of Sin

Rets

Jesus Wears a Puerto Rican Flag on his Jacket and a Flower in his Hair

A Definition

Na

Triptych of the Adobe-Cotta Army, los frijoles ya se quemaron, & Apology to Her Majesty, Queen Cardi B

Not Your Color

Mordekhai

Dis/obedience, Synecdoche, Vice Versa, & Machinations of the Absurdly Happy

Issue 14: Winter/Spring 2019

Sasha Fierce asks ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’

Q & A

Portrait of a Slave-Owner’s Wife

Architectural Integrity & Aretha Franklin Has Died

Mayhem—Arrival and Departure

In Champaign, Illinois

Elegy, yet again

Poem in Which You Are the Church

Can You Remove Your Necklace During Work Hours?

Plaza Hospicio Cabañas (Guadalajara)

Issue 13: Summer/Fall 2018

black boy calls shotgun

HOME VISIT WITH A WORKING WOMAN IN CUBA

Elementary

Do Architects Name Their Buildings

Amy,

Learning to Leave Home

LUST-LETTER TO ONE OF THE REGULARS

S/c/h/i/z/o/p/h/r/e/n/i/a/ & American Boy Shares Death Metal with His Abuelo

Issue 12: Winter/Spring 2018

Latex Ball, 2001

Mother Tongue

this is an offering

Elegy for Don Lalo’s Gold Tooth

Selecting

Reiteration

I Wasn’t One & Pressing Comb

Pacific hypergirls go strut

You Steal the Butcher Knife

Notes on an Empty Sky

Orchard Burning

Issue 11: Summer/Fall 2017

Journey to Iraq 1 (I try to visit in my dreams and am stopped on the tarmac)

The First Checkup After My Mother Died

Swallow / Swallowed / Swallowing & Masturbating to Greek Myths

Out Along Rt. 154

The Hunted & The Haunted

Kibitzing

Inner City with Father

Venezuela

Ripen

Issue 10: Winter/Spring 2017

Porches

Aubade in Los Angeles

Durling Avenue

Alternate Ending with Beach House

The Only Star

Elegy for Sylvia

Black Sun, 1935

Glassfoot

Instructions for Daughters

The Chicken with a Broken Beak

Fat Tuesday in Samsara

Logic

Issue 9: Summer/Fall 2016

Dearth

Matriarchal

To Hildegard

Aturdido

My Mother’s Mouth, A Gift Horse

Archaeology of Silence

Content is a glimpse

Mercury Diner

Cassandra

The Sound

Selenographer

Listen:

Where the Heart Is

Daughter I Bleed

Placeholder: Waiting for the Biopsy Results

How the word poem shows up in my audio text messages

Karma*

On Missing

A Stop Sign Worn as a Helmet

Issue 8: Winter/Spring 2016

Driving, Not Speaking

I’ll Write You Letters

Gutter Maps

Miasma

Picking Up Dad from Work

The Caregiver

Thrash in Eighths

Quantum

In the Suburbs You Can Have a Perfect Life

Pathology

Violet Rain

Beyond This Place

in the middling alabama

Ruin

What Happened to Nan?

Issue 7: Summer/Fall 2015

On D-Block & Sea and Salt

What Belongs

Ode on Datura

The House on Tator Hill

What can I tell you (an Ars Poetica)

The Egypt of Mary’s Womb

Centerpiece

When You Ask Me to Describe the Grief

Post-Reunion

Baltimore is Burning

Noctiputations

Tracing Wrist Scars

Denouement

Issue 6: Winter/Spring 2015

I call the suicide hotline

Dear Masha (to the one I once called Peanut):

Dysthymia

Anatomy Lab

Heart-Shaped Box

Speak-Easy

What It’s Like When You Escape

Suburbia

L’Heure Bleue

Ars Poetica (Or: Walking in Lines with Five Feet)

At the Museum of Modern Art

Issue 5: Summer/Fall 2014

My grandfather dies at CJ’s Motel

White-Washed

Helen of Troy in Hiroshima

On Seeing Swans at the Embassy Suites, & When You Ask About Karen

Our Lady of the Highways

Cyclopsed

Self-Portrait as a Chicken Dinner

Alarums and Excursions

cheviot hills

You Left,

Somewhere in Afghanistan

CHRONOSCOPE 40: Night Walking

Noir, or Imitating Tom Waits

To My Husband As Velveteen Rabbit

Afterlife

The Grammar of Parenting

Birthday Song with Piano

Issue 4: Winter/Spring 2014

There’s a Winehouse In Your Soul

Poet’s Guide to Science: The History of the Second

Zeitgeist (A Foul Effluvium This Way Comes)

The Road to Avery

Doll

Unemployment Diary, Day 16

Tongues, speaking in

Nix

Renaming the Roads

Up Ahead

Halve This

birdie fly, birdie stay

Dear Melody

Translate Me to Another World

On the Road

Quiet

Issue 3: Summer/Fall 2013

A Murmuring

A Brief Suspension of All History #2

Yard Sale

Pockets, Long Enough

What the Atheists Speak Of

Grapefruit

Dover, Delaware

No One Ever Told Me

Silk Road Passages

Contact

Wrong Number

Love Won’t Protect Us

Memoir

The Rocks in Jane’s Purse

The Distance, Hailstorm

Issue 2: Winter/Spring 2013

Living under Wraps

Driving Back We Pass My Parents’ Home

I-5 N

Dialogue with the Body

Human Involvement in Non-Saline Aquatic Environments

Dream

A Blizzard That Brings More Than Snow

Metatron

Jabreya’s Words

Dream Hotel

Mother

Marzipan

41st & Ninth, SW Corner, 26 Degrees F

1988: Suicide

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Love

The End Times Café

Issue 1: Spring 2012

1973

An Ode to MC Jin Ending in Response to the Chinese Virus Outbreak

Dis/obedience, Synecdoche, Vice Versa, & Machinations of the Absurdly Happy

Everything’s Fine

Spoke

Poem Composed Entirely with Last Lines from Tony Hoagland Poems

No Hidden Portals

The B-Team

My Secret

Child Reaching For Maps On a Bus

Leaves Fall, Then New Ones

The Blindfolded Man III

Un Instant Inévitable

Grandma and the Football Team

Breadcrumbs

Folklore     pg. 2650     Folklore

Actor on a Bicycle in the Sun

The Geometry of Us

Black Coffee and Skinned Pigs