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Prarie Schooner
Volume: 89.4 | Year: 2015

Table of Contents:

Kaveh Akbar
Dennis

Sherman Alexie
Victory

Holly Amos
my feet in continual guidance of air

William Bearhart
The End of Golf

Malachi Black
Bildungsroman

Chee Brossy
The Tribes

Stacey Lynn Brown
Polaroid: Links

James Ciano
Self-portrait before Penalty Kick

Nandi Comer
Sangre! Sangre! Sangre!

Brendan Constantine
Of Competition

Jon Davis
Beyonce at Shootaround

Meg Day
Infield Contrapuntal

Matthew Dickman
Can We Have Our Ball Back?

Cornelius Eady
From Heaven, My Father Sends His Regrets

Elyse Fenton
The Chain

Eugene Gloria
The Yo-Yo Heir's Lament

Kevin Goodan
untitled

francine j. harris
In the outfield, daydreaming

Terrance Hayes
Between Practice

Ashaki M. Jackson
Professional Wresting Holds

Gary Jackson
Run

Joan Naviyuk Kane
A Few Lines for Jordin Tootoo

Brett Fletcher Lauer
Sports History

Rebecca Lauren
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman's Daughter Got Her Period on TV

Dorianne Laux
Alone in the Schoolyard at Dusk

Ada Limon
American Pharoah

Chip Livingston
Stadium Mocs

Ruth Madievsky
Shadowboxing I

Nate Marshall
prayer when knees give

David Tomas Martinez
Sports Analogy

Adrian Matejka
Boxing Out

Jeffrey McDaniel
The Church of Michael Jordan

Lynn Melnick
Landscape with B-side and Air Hockey

Joseph Millar
Bad Love Affair

Yesenia Montilla
A Perfect Game

Kamilah Aisha Moon
Perfect Form

Alicia Mountain
Southpaw Skin the Gloves

Eileen Myles
St. Joseph Father of Whales

January Gill O'Neil
The Rookie

Lisa Olstein
Run Every Race as if It's Your Last

Kat Page
High School Yoga

Vera Pavlova
Russian Sport

Trevino Brings Plenty
Catch

Dean Rader
Self-portrait with Ghost

Shann Ray
Poor Man's Love Song

Alberto Rios
The Cock Fight Place

Patricia Smith
Bolting into Throat

Danez Smith
last summer of innocence

Aaron Smith
Liquid

R. T. Smith
Maricon

James Thomas Stevens
El Barril

Paul Tran
He takes me

Diane Wakoski
Red Runner

Maya Washington
Project Artifacts: Through the Banks of the Red Ceda

Israel Wasserstein
b

Michael Wasson
A Boy & His Mother Play Dead at Dawn

Afaa Michael Weaver
Losing the 440-Yard Dash

Arisa White
tail

L. Lamar Wilson
Games

Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Fight or Flight

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Kaveh Akbar
Dennis

 

Matthew Dickman
Can We Have Our Ball Back?

 

francine j. harris
In the outfield, daydreaming

 

Terrance Hayes
Between Practice

 

Joan Naviyuk Kane
A Few Lines for Jordin Tootoo

 

Adrian Matejka
Boxing Out

 

Lynn Melnick
Landscape with B-side and Air Hockey

 

Alicia Mountain
Southpaw Skin the Gloves

 

Eileen Myles
St. Joseph Father of Whales

 

Patricia Smith
Bolting into Throat

 

Danez Smith
last summer of innocence