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Prelude Magazine
Volume: 2 | Year: 2016

Table of Contents:

Kaveh Akbar
A Failed Poem

Noah Allan
Postmodern Unicorns

Rae Armantrout
Moment to Moment

Ben Austin
Six Poems

Joshua Baldwin
Three Los Angeles Poems

Cornelia Barber
Tulips
Reclamation

Martine Bellen
Is Your Name Miriam?

Felix Bernstein
Diana Tive
The Fingernails
Ryan

Catherine Blauvelt
Bits of Sky Construction, White Begs to Be
The Honey Lump Watched from Here Goes on
Abbreviation Add to Their Height, Was
Shake the Sing Lightly None Talk. Didn't
A Clara in My Throat Smash Wholes Us Lovely

Aida Bode
Disappearance

Shane Book
Cast of Loo Cheese
Heart or Ballsack Symbol
Latex Angel

Hannah Brooks-Motl
Of War Horses
Of Fear

Chris Campanioni
Scenes Deleted Before the Release
Parting Shots

Lindsay Carlin
Bela Lugosi's Dead

Carla Carlson
Sangfroid

Holly Coddington
No One Came

Eric Conroe
In a Sudden Neck of Air
Say that Nature Has No Opinion

Patrick Cotter
Cobs

Marisa Crawford
Zack Morris Cell Phone
Cruelest Month

Gianni de Falco
Eugenie

Jay Deshpande
Letter from the Church of the Broken Body

Shira Erlichman
Ode to Lithium #59: Beatrice

Juliet Escoria
Handle with Care

Aaron Fagan
Actaeon

Ben Fama
Sun Bath
Conversion
The Function of Fantasy in the Lacanian Real
Work of Art

Toby Fitch
Vague Bonds

John-Michael Frank
Five Poems

Barbara Claire Freeman
History Lesson

Logan Fry
Agent
Chicken Grease

Dylan Furcall
Pentheus

Armando Jaramillo Garcia
Hard Ripples
The Enlightenment
Not Really a Dream
Not Everything Makes This Much Sense

Elisa Gonzalez
An Arrangement of the End
An Arrangement of the Beginning

John Gosslee
End of the Chapter at Night

Alina Gregorian
Poem
Stratosphere
Pixels
Youphemism
Another Quartet
Being Sometimes

Lauren Hilger
Delta Time
On the Town (1949)
Double Indemnity (1944)

Chris Hosea
I Love You
Real Raspberries
The Final Countdown

Hayley Hudson
Climb Smiling Cars

Christopher Janigian
Awash in the Green Beheading

Sarah Key
In Her Uniform

Davy Knittle
Pliant Intake
Your Long Hands I'm Sure Are in Your Coat

Jason Koo
Corpse Pose

Mike Lala
From in the Gun Cabinet

Christine Larusso
Rigor Mortis

Jessica Laser
The Swings the Swings
Fragility Mortality

Katy Lederer
From Polar Bodies

Matt Longabucco
In the Eight

Maja Lukic
The Expat

Joe Luna
Colleen Lopez Battery Fiasco

Michael Mark
Modern Funeral

Tyler Mattson
Milt,

Adam J. Maynard
Journal for the Society of American Lute Players
Autumn Collapse
Rich Kids of Abstraction
Sylvia (2)

Cassidy McFadzean
Saga

Patrick Milian
We Wore So Much Skin We Had to Call It Leather
Indulgents and Ignorants

Maggie Millner
The Consolidated Monster of Past Lovers

Peter Mishler
The Woodsman's Ring
Noye
Workhorse

Matt Moore
Poison Oak Candle for Southern Agrarians

Rusty Morrison
Two Poems from Want

Angel Nafis
Ode to Lois
Ode to Shea Butter

Daniel T. O'Brien
Self Portrait as Maenad

Hai-Dang Phan
Wathing World War Z
My Foreign Policy

Siobhan Phillips
Insomnia
My Life Had Stood

Maya Catherine Popa
The Seer Dreams Antigone
Eagle

Daniel Poppick
Infynyti
Throned Sequel

Adrienne Raphael
Geosafari
Peach Silk Full Skirt, Pleated
What Was It For
The Stones

Kevin Riel
State of Nature
Private Beaches in Malibu

Camilo Roldan
O Coloritmo

Margaret Ross
Resistance Training
Responder

Montreux Rotholtz
Mission
Axiom of Government

Michael Schiavo
Rose 1
Rose 54
Rose 91

Rob Schlegel
August Errant
In a Monstrance of Glass and Topaz

Jeremy Schmidt
School
Swimwear
Pacing, Leashing

Andrew J. Smyth
Pavilion of Hefts

Jennifer Soong
Utterances of the October Aside

Sampson Starkweather
Back to the Future 4
Why Don't You Make Like a Tree--And Get Outta Here

Paige Taggart
Save the Mare

Anne Tardos
Dorothy's Little Bed
The Noble Lie
Mania Assumes Shapes
Listening Is Truth
The Water's Lovely
Longing and Uncertainty

Lindsay Turner
Sea Chanty
Ditty
Capital Song
Storm Song

Kelsi Vanada
There Is a Whip on My Eyes (an Instance of Sound in the World)

Jacqueline Waters
If I Get Taken Away or Like Snatched
The Tower
Charitable Trust

Lisa Wells
Memoir
State of a Fair
The Hitch

Claude Willan
Baurdrillard's Fever Dream
Love Song to a Moth

Jameka Williams
Grendel's Mother

Alicia Wright
Insect Plague Halts Cars

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Kaveh Akbar
A Failed Poem

 

Rae Armantrout
Moment to Moment

 

Shane Book
Cast of Loo Cheese; Heart or Ballsack Symbol; Latex Angel

 

Hannah Brooks-Motl
Of War Horses; Of Fear

 

Ben Fama
Sun Bath; Conversion; The Function of Fantasy in the Lacanian Real; Work of Art

 

Barbara Claire Freeman
History Lesson

 

Logan Fry
Agent; Chicken Grease

 

Davy Knittle
Pliant Intake; Your Long Hands I'm Sure Are in Your Coat

 

Jessica Laser
The Swings the Swings; Fragility Mortality

 

Katy Lederer
From Polar Bodies

 

Maja Lukic
The Expat

 

Rusty Morrison
Two Poems from Want

 

Hai-Dang Phan
Wathing World War Z; My Foreign Policy

 

Daniel Poppick
Infynyti; Throned Sequel

 

Margaret Ross
Resistance Training; Responder

 

Rob Schlegel
August Errant; In a Monstrance of Glass and Topaz

 

Lindsay Turner
Sea Chanty; Ditty; Capital Song; Storm Song