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Ploughshares
Volume: 42.1 | Year: 2016

Table of Contents:

Elizabeth Arnold
Diurnal

L. S. Asekoff
Stolen Horses

Peter Balakian
Stalled in Traffic

Ari Banias
Giant Snowballs

Charles Bardes
Plagued by Coleridge

Catherine Barnett
Lyric and Narrative Time at Cafe Loup

Michael Burkard
Story for Children in Which:

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Dry Season at the End of the Empire

Peter Campion
For My Teacher on His Ninetieth Birthday

Michael Chitwood
To Wait and Not Yearn for the Waiting to End

Michael Collier
A Wild Tom Turkey

C. L. Dallat
How It Was

Susan Davis
Babushkas

Matthew Dickman
Shooting Dogs

Stuart Dischell
The Lives of My Friends

Camille Dungy
Frequently Asked Questions: 7

Stephen Dunn
The Architect

Thomas Sayers Ellis
Etheridge Knight's "Feeling Fucked Up"

Tarfia Faizullah
Self-Portrait As Mango

Jerzy Ficowski
Apocrypha of the Original Apple

Anne-Marie Fyfe
Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies

Ross Gay
Blowjob

David Gewanter
Wellfleet, Off-Season

Reginald Gibbons
Canasta

Doreen Gildroy
The Day with Both of Them

Mark Halliday
Vanilla Cupcake Complaint

Sarah Harwell
Super Moon

Robert Hass
First Poem

Brooks Haxton
The Arctic Vortex at Snooks Pond, 2014

Seamus Heaney
Banks of a Canal

Tony Hoagland
Meadow

James Hoch
The Singer

David Hutcheson

Mary Karr
Psalm for Riding a Plane

Christopher Kennedy
Historical

Philip Levine
The Worst is Still to Come

Maurice Manning
Thermopylae

Kathryn Maris
The A Man

Donna Masini
Waiting Room

Jamaal May
Things That Break

Nathan McClain
To Have Light

Michael McFee
Yardsticks

James McMichael
Exchange

Christopher Merrill
The Red Umbrella

Joseph Millar
The Poetry-Body

Carol Moldaw
Confessional

Honor Moore
Night Cafe

Tomas Morin
For My Daughter

Michael Morse
We Have Reasons for Wanting to Mend the Known World

John Murillo
Uptown Saturday Night

Sharon Olds
Ode to the Glans

Katie Peterson
Note to Self

Emilia Phillips
Static, Frequency

Patrick Phillips
The Diarist

Robert Pinsky
Body Knowledge

Stanley Plumly
Poliomyelitis

Robert Polito
Love in Vain

Paisley Rekdal
Astyanax

Maurice Riordan
Feet

David Rivard
That Year

J. Allyn Rosser
My Mother Addresses Everyone in the World

Michael Ryan
Three Days Flu No Shower

Lloyd Schwartz
The Conductor

Nicole Sealey
Cento for the Night I Said, I Love You

Richard Sime

Bruce Smith
Raccoon

Jason Sommer
Grudge

Arthur Sze
Black Center

Rosanna Warren
Augusting

Joshua Weiner
Another Life (Hawthornden, Midlothian)

C. K. Williams
Friends

David Wojahn
Two-Minute Film of the Last Tasmanian Tiger

Dean Young
Solar Plexus

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Elizabeth Arnold
Diurnal

 

Ari Banias
Giant Snowballs

 

Michael Burkard
Story for Children in Which:

 

Matthew Dickman
Shooting Dogs

 

Camille Dungy
Frequently Asked Questions: 7

 

Stephen Dunn
The Architect

 

Thomas Sayers Ellis
Etheridge Knight's "Feeling Fucked Up"

 

Ross Gay
Blowjob

 

Reginald Gibbons
Canasta

 

Mark Halliday
Vanilla Cupcake Complaint

 

Robert Hass
First Poem

 

Seamus Heaney
Banks of a Canal

 

Tony Hoagland
Meadow

 

James Hoch
The Singer

 

Philip Levine
The Worst is Still to Come

 

Jamaal May
Things That Break

 

Michael Morse
We Have Reasons for Wanting to Mend the Known World

 

Sharon Olds
Ode to the Glans

 

Katie Peterson
Note to Self

 

Robert Pinsky
Body Knowledge

 

Stanley Plumly
Poliomyelitis

 

Paisley Rekdal
Astyanax

 

Arthur Sze
Black Center

 

David Wojahn
Two-Minute Film of the Last Tasmanian Tiger

 

Dean Young
Solar Plexus