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Virginia Quarterly Review
Volume: 88.2 | Year: 2012

Table of Contents:

Kim Addonizio
Except Thou Ravish Me

Debra Allberry
Vinton County, 1965

David Baker
The Anniversary
Five Odes on Absence

Charles Bernstein
Chimera

Traci Brimhall
The Lazarus Collector

Victoria Chang
We Are Monica (Acrostic)

Erica Dawson
Ideation X

Heather Dubrow
Geranium

Claudia Emerson
Greengrocer
House Sparrows

B. H. Fairchild
Economics
Three Girls Tossing Rings

Katie Ford
Our Long War

Dana Gioia
After a Line of Neruda

Albert Goldbarth
M/D

Paul Guest
Right When I'm Feeling Good About the Modern Moment
Thinking about Disappointment

H. L. Hix
This Body a Sea
These Underwatered

Andrew Hudgins
Our Wars
Autumn's Author

John Koethe
Eggheads
Self-Portrait on YouTube

David Lehman
Poem in the Manner of the 1960s
Story of My Life

Cate Marvin
Some Day My Prince Will Come

Jeredith Merrin
[Now, her hair]
[Suddenly--no reason]
[Today I went]
Not a Prayer

Jennifer Moxley
R.I.P.
Listen

Kate Northrop
The Apartment
High Plains

Yehoshua November
A Man Who Has Suffered
You Stood Beneath a Streetligh Waving Goodbye
Two Worlds Exist

Meghan O'Rourke
At Pere Lachaise
For Apollinaire

D. A. Powell
Sheila's End
The Invited

Kevin Prufer
Love & Terror
History Lesson

Alan Shapiro
Gravity
In Winter

Natasha Trethewey
Enlightenment

Pimone Triplett
Real Estate
Census

A. Van Jordan
Blazing Saddles

Tyrone Williams
Setnet

C. Dale Young
Hush
The Prodigal

Linda Stern Zisquit
Ghazal: Slowness

Rachel Zucker
Two Kinds of Suffering

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Traci Brimhall
The Lazarus Collector

 

Victoria Chang
We Are Monica (Acrostic)

 

Katie Ford
Our Long War

 

Albert Goldbarth
M/D

 

John Koethe
Eggheads; Self-Portrait on YouTube

 

David Lehman
Poem in the Manner of the 1960s; Story of My Life

 

Cate Marvin
Some Day My Prince Will Come

 

Jennifer Moxley
R.I.P.; Listen

 

Kate Northrop
The Apartment; High Plains

 

Meghan O'Rourke
At Pere Lachaise; For Apollinaire

 

D. A. Powell
Sheila's End; The Invited

 

Kevin Prufer
Love & Terror; History Lesson

 

Alan Shapiro
Gravity; In Winter

 

Pimone Triplett
Real Estate; Census

 

A. Van Jordan
Blazing Saddles

 

Rachel Zucker
Two Kinds of Suffering