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Vol. 45 No. 1 - Jan/Feb 2016

Vol. 45 No. 1 - Jan/Feb 2016

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Carl Adamshick: Black Snow (I live between the bus stop) • Flashlight • Moon Seen Two Days Before Thanksgiving • Black Snow (I came home) • Armistice
John Ashbery: Cartoon Music • The Happy Questioner • Haunted Ride • The National Debt • The President's Toenail • Prayer Not to Touch
David Biespiel: Documentary Theater (APR Books)
     Books reviewed in this column
     Jorie Graham. From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. Ecco Press, 2015.
     Rigoberto Gonzalez. Our Lady of the Crossword. A Midsummer Night's Press, 2015.
     Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Lighting the Shadow. Four Way Books, 2015.
     Juliana Spahr. That Winter the Wolf Came. Commune Editions, 2015.
     Lia Purpura. It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful. Penguin, 2015.
Andrea Cohen: Isn't True Love Wonderful
Kyle Dargan: Avenger • Dave Chappelle Confuses George Washington with Thomas Jefferson • Death Toll
Arielle Greenberg: "In Bad Times, Trances Help": Outriders & Shamans (APR Books)
     Books discussed in the column.
     Anne Waldman. Outrider: Essays, Poems, Interview. La Alameda Press, 2006.
     David Hinton (Translator). I Ching: The Book of Change. Farrar, Straus, and
     Giroux, 2015.
     Charles Wright. Caribou. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014.
     Jim Harrison. Dead Man's Float. Copper Canyon Press, 2016.
     Norman Dubie. Quotations of Bone. Copper Canyon Press, 2015.
     Caroline Knox. To Drink Boiled Snow. Wave Books, 2015.
     Susie Timmons. Superior Packets. Wave Books, 2015.
     Elise Cowen. Poems and Fragments. (Tony Trigilio, Ed.) Ahsahta Press, 2014.
     John Wieners. Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners. (Joshua Beckman, Ed.) Wave Books, 2015.
Robert Hass: Black Light, Iran, and Galway Kinnell
Chris Hosea: Parted on the Side • In the Shit • Who Is the Big Winner • White on White
Laurence Lieberman: Beyond the Muse of Self: The Poetry of Stanley Moss
Cate Marvin: Crossing Goethals Bridge
Sebastian Matthews: Black Hills • Across the Tracks
Gary L. McDowell: Anima • Sorrow from Far Away Is a Kind of Power • Rupture Is Not to Be Confused with Love
Jeff Mock: In the Center of Our Vision Is a Blind Spot Where Other Worlds Exist • The Urge to Preserve What Once Was Good
Sharon Olds: A Mercy • Celibate's Ode to Balls • Garlic Elegy • Not Dare to Know • How the Buttermilk Was Administered to the Child at the True Blue Cafeteria • Matching Ode • Ode with a Silence in It • On Truth Serum, Fifty Years Ago, My Mother Chats • San Francisco Bay Dawn Ode • Secondary Boycott Ode • Blow Job Ode • To Etan Patz (1973-1979)
January Gill O'Neil: Tell
Jeffrey Skinner: A Life of the Mind • The Eschatologist Dreams His Children Going In and Out of Many Rooms
Christopher Soto: Yes, I Hate America • [Somewhere in Los Angeles] This Poem Is Needed • Self Portrait as Sonoran Desert • Transactional Sex with Satan
Pireeni Sundaralingam: White Cotton
Terese Svoboda: Lola Ridge and the Literary Soiree