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American Journal of Poetry
Volume: 6 | Year: 2019

Table of Contents:

Susan Aizenberg
Western

Jesse Albatrosov
Night Stalker

Jevin Lee Albuquerque
Fly Fishin' Fix

Juan Arabia
A Hummingbird on the Bauhinia
Ancient Blood Forests
Dislodging

Todd Arnold
The Past Isn't Always a Homecoming
18th Century Problems

Nancer Ballard
Night Visitor

Kathleen Balma
Snubbed: A Motion-Picture Ekphrasis

Charles Bardes
Vincent his Letters
Scribes Pigments

Walter Bargen
Final Observations at the Entrance to the Nursing Home

David Bart
Monstrous Birth, 1870

Roy Bentley
American Loneliness
There Seemed to Be No Safer Direction to Be Heading than Home
Letter from Eastern State Hospital, 1957
Plastics
Roy Donovan & Dog

David Bergman
The Man Who Knew Judith

Kristina Bicher
Diagnosis
The Lazarus Files Arrive
Rendered Human
Midwinter / Penance

Anthony Borruso
Ode to R. Budd Dwyer

Kim Bridgford
Nick Hughes
Potboiler

Susan Browne
Reprieve

Christopher Buckley
The Pre-Eternity of the World--Epistemology, Averroes, Presocratics, Spinoza, Einstein, Cosmology et al…

Teresa Cader
At Risk
Local Diner at 5 PM

Cooper Casale
Invocation

Luanne Castle
How to Create a Family Myth

Hee-June Choi
Missing

David Clewell
They've Finally Found that Hapless Soul Featured in so Many of those Far-fetched Stories Once Considered Nothing More than Urban Legends
Whenever Richard Nixon Said Let Me Make One Thing Perfectly Clear

Richard Cole
Initial Public Offering
Chapter Eleven

Rachel Custer
Knock Knock

German Dario
estaciones

Ed Doerr
Life, I Once Heard, Is a River

John Philip Drury
Crossing Guard

Norman Dubie
Melville
Not Cezanne's White Knife

Stephen Dunn
The Ghost Song of the Retiree

Danielle A. Durkin
PTSD, NYC

Jim Elledge
Alarm
Mister’s Plan for an Education Dashed!

Sharon Fain
Glacial Erratic, Tuolumne Meadows
The Shade

Alexis Rhone Fancher
Recidivism

Annie Finch
Hanging Woman

Gary Finke
Faith

Aaron Fischer
Venice
Link Wray: One-Hit Wonder

Gerald Fleming
Refugee
Blue Iris

Tessa Foley
Weasel
It's not me, It's you
Did you make me racist as I slept?

Christopher Forrest
The Crown of Fear and Parenthood

Paula Friedman
Fireflies
Another Season

Alice Friman
Blackbirds
On Flight #2978 from Florida

David Garyan
A Metaphor is Fake News
(Coda)

Michael Gessner
Clairvoyance

Christien G. Gholson
No One's at the Cash Register

Margaret Gibson
Slowly
Mountain Koan
Grace

Stephen Gibson
A Postcard of Oscar Wilde
A Postcard of John Ruskin

Jason Gordon
Clouds shaped like brains
Life's a swarm of helicoptor seeds
The flies in the house

Andrew Laurence Graney
Multiple Sclerosis Diary

Naomi Guttman
That Time of Year
Throw Away the Key

David Hamilton
Sonnet

Raymond P. Hammond
Vacation Bible School

Clark Holtzman
Change of Fortune

T. R. Hummer
Job
Per Capita
New Jersey

Armine Iknadossian
Anahit in a New Millennium

Romana Iorga
Amnesia
Count Your Blessings

Ted Jean
no such place

Jac Jenkins
[Untitled]

Edison Jennings
Affaires de Coeur

John Kojak
Bukowski's Bungalow
Open Mic

Philip C. Kolin
How You Know if You are Depressed

Laurie Kolp
I'm not supposed to talk to strangers, so I never tell myself the truth
That summer evening was worth the mosquito bites

Leonard Kress
Inventory of the Everyday Extreme
Swedenborg Before Swedenborg

Anatoly Kudryavitsky
Hampstead Heath

David Landon
Song of the Reluctant Recruit

Sydney Lea
This and It

Joshua Levario
remember when the clouds were marshmallows?

Leo Levinsky
Apple Cider Vinegar

Frannie Lindsay
Shame
Afterself
Benediction

William Logan
Bad Bad Picture
Division of the Spoils
In Black and White

Jane Lovell
Horsehead, River Thames, 1863
The God of Lost Ways

Robert Lowes
Total Pepsi

Hans Lucht
Backstage
Fieldwork
Winter

Suzanne Lummis
That Woman
Dream I Woke from at Critical Moment #5

Nicholas Luu
Dysphoria

Joshua Martin
What We Ate

John Mauer
No Man's Ever Been Shot While Writing Poetry

Tim Mayo
The Moral of the Story

Sarah McCann
The Ways We Fold

Lynn McGee
Letting Go on St. Patrick's Day

Kathleen McGookey
Short Catalog of My Regrets

Wesley McNair
Where I Woke Up

Jane Miller
Church of Slump & Weep
Mother, your body has the last word

Matt W. Miller
Winter Break
Ghazal: Augumtoocooke

Stacy Boe Miller
The Sign on the Highway Reads "Best Town on Earth"

Meggie Monahan
Inventory

Cindy Hunter Morgan
Ember

Abby E. Murray
The Story of My Hair

Jed Myers
Poem for My Country

Patricia Nelson
Prayers of Intercession
Clean
Hanging Man
Parade

Paul Nelson
Curator

Richard Newman
Bikini Nights, Independence Day

Aaron Novick
Woods

Steven Ostrowski
After the Tate Modern

Martin Ott
The Destroyer's Love Affair with Alexa
The Destroyer Considers Recreational Gene Editing as a Hobby
The Destroyer Falls in the Shower and Questions his Mortality
The Destroyer Hates Goodbyes

Alison Palmer
What Keeps Me Up at Night

Tamara L. Panici
Ceausescu’s Children

Robert Parham
I Thought of Lear

S. Penkevich
Hands
Lake Effect
Branding

Barry Peters
Articulation

Matt Prater
Granny Grunt

David B. Prather
The Fable of the Boy with No Knees

LA Renza
A Flâneur without a Cell-phone

Ron Riekki
Treating the Drowned
Treating the Gunshot Victims

Rainer Maria Rilke
The Last Evening
The Last Supper

Brad Rose
No Rabbits
The Ponies
Bone Saw
The Greatness of the Internet

Eric Roy
After Wildlife
The Seasons

Gerard Sarnat
General Motors is Lookin' Good

Adam Scheffler
The Generals
Breaking News

Heidi Seaborn
L/anguish
Crash

Jeremiah Sears
red cup

Christopher X. Shade
Ambulance Rides

Gnaomi Siemens
The Saintmaker

Neil Silberblatt
Kintsukuroi
Lansky's Favorite Dish

John Skewes
A Race of Clouds

Marjan Strojan
I Slept Badly
A Ticket
Somebody Is Playing a Joke on Me

Andrew Szilvasy
Whirlwind

Nancy Takacs
Heavy Weather
Talking to God on Black Bear Road

Bruce Taylor
FAQ's

Susan Terris
Dream Fragment Sign

Olivia Thomes
Sideshow

Wyatt Townley
The Fulcrum

Marina Tsvetaeva
Poem of Air

Iain Twiddy
Herd at Dawn
Come on, Toyohira

Claire Van Winkle
The Hummingbird Factory ii: Visions

Cody Walker
Mad Hurry Up and Fix Everything

LaWanda Walters
In Ayn Rand's Land

Bruce Weigl
Draft of Final Chorus I
Draft of Final Chorus II
Miami Nights
This Back Porch Rocker My Prison

Julie Weiss
The Bicycle

Roy White
Someday I Will Be a Guy Poet

Amanda Williams
PSA for that shiver

Erin Wilson
Motive
Statistics, 2012
Instruments
Lurker

Ian Randall Wilson
Alt Everything
Borderlands

Lauara Budofsky Wisniewske
It's Not Easy to Drown Sorrow

Ann Leshy Wood
A Man For One Season

Robert Wrigley
Be Glad
Wing

Brenda Yates
Smitten

Poets of Interest in this issue:

Norman Dubie
Melville; Not Cezanne's White Knife

 

Stephen Dunn
The Ghost Song of the Retiree

 

Jane Miller
Church of Slump & Weep; Mother, your body has the last word