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Ploughshares
Volume: 38.1 | Year: 2012

Table of Contents:

Samuel Amadon
Often, Common, Some, and Free

Beth Bachmann
(why your room has a door)
(ode)
energy

Mary Jo Bang
At the Moment of Beginning
Practice for Being Empty

Hadara Bar-Nadav
Palace

Grace Bauer
Crime Scene

Sean Bishop
Secret Fellow Sufferers
Secret Fellow Sufferers

Danielle Blau
Penance

Shane Book
The Suspect

Joel Brouwer
Lines on the Pathetic Fallacy
Lines on Sublation

Joseph J. Capista
Gut-Bomb

Patricia Caspers
Piece by Piece

Victoria Chang
The boss wears a white vest

Mark Conway
in the blizzard

Olena Kalytiak Davis
After Grass and Long Knives

Michael Dumanis
Squalor

Monica Ferrell
Days of Oakland

Deborah Flanagan
Pascal and the Art of Persuasion

Duriel Harris
Before this dream

Marie Howe
Waiting at the River

Ishion Hutchinson
The Ark by "Scratch"

Major Jackson
Why I Write Poetry

Sophie Klahr
50 Ways

Michael Klein
Cartography

Sarah Kortemeier
hodos
The Dark Constellations

Joan Larkin
Sing to Me

Thomas Lux
The Queen of Truth
Elegy

Sarah Messer
Poem Beginning with a Line by Ikkyu

Carrie Moniz
The Night Is a Thousand Mirrors

Eileen Myles
My Box

Gregory Pardlo
from Alienation Effects

D. A. Powell
The Bathers

Claudia Rankine
from That Once Were Beautiful Children

Roger Reeves
Shadowboxing Herons
John Henryism

John Rybicki
We Dance on Spinning Logs

Glenn Shaheen
Israel

Kent Shaw
Don't Think Like the Mountains, They're Nothing Like the Future

Mary Szybist
So and So Descending from the Bridge

James Tolan
The Big Sleep

M. A. Vizsolyi
Clip Clop

Rebecca Wadlinger
from The Iron Lung Poem

Charles Harper Webb
Nada

Allison Benis White
from Small Porcelain Head

Suzanne Wise
The Conversation Continued

Ronnie Linson Yates
The Gentle Anarchist

Rachel Zucker
Please Alice Notley Tell Me How to Be Old

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Samuel Amadon
Often, Common, Some, and Free

 

Mary Jo Bang
At the Moment of Beginning; Practice for Being Empty

 

Hadara Bar-Nadav
Palace

 

Shane Book
The Suspect

 

Joel Brouwer
Lines on the Pathetic Fallacy; Lines on Sublation

 

Victoria Chang
The boss wears a white vest

 

Olena Kalytiak Davis
After Grass and Long Knives

 

Michael Dumanis
Squalor

 

Marie Howe
Waiting at the River

 

Major Jackson
Why I Write Poetry

 

Thomas Lux
The Queen of Truth; Elegy

 

Eileen Myles
My Box

 

Gregory Pardlo
from Alienation Effects

 

D. A. Powell
The Bathers

 

Claudia Rankine
from That Once Were Beautiful Children

 

Glenn Shaheen
Israel

 

Mary Szybist
So and So Descending from the Bridge

 

M. A. Vizsolyi
Clip Clop

 

Allison Benis White
from Small Porcelain Head

 

Rachel Zucker
Please Alice Notley Tell Me How to Be Old