ALL POEMS

 

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DECEMBER 2011

SPEAK TO THE MONKEY NOT THE ORGAN GRINDER Marc Nash

LIBERTINE Philip Vermaas

GUTTER POET Philip Vermaas

TRIPDICK Philip Vermaas

EVERYDAY Philip Vermaas

BOY & GIRL Philip Vermaas

TERRIFYING Philip Vermaas

PEOPLE & POLITICS Philip Vermaas

TO A LOVER UNTOUCHED Philip Vermaas

PECKING ORDERS Philip Vermaas

MY LOVER’S ON THE FAST TRACK, AND I’VE STEPPED AWAY Philip Vermaas

THE WRITING CLASS Philip Vermaas

INKLING Philip Vermaas

LOVE IS DIFFICULT Philip Vermaas

MORE’S THE PITY Philip Vermaas

TOXIC CIRCLE Philip Vermaas

IF… Philip Vermaas

THERE’S ONLY ENOUGH TIME TO WASTE A LITTLE Philip Vermaas

TICK TOCK Philip Vermaas

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JANUARY 2012

NEW YEAR Philip Vermaas

POSSIBLY AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT Philip Vermaas

ON THE STREET Julia West

WIDE EYES WEIGHT THE BRAIN Philip Vermaas

FORGET-ME-NOT Philip Vermaas

PRO-CREATION Philip Vermaas

NOT LIKE THE MOVIES Joetwo

POE MAN’S PARADISE Philip Vermaas

DUCK Joetwo

BAD VIBRATIONS Philip Vermaas

CARDIOVASCULAR Julia West

THE CORNER MUSICIAN Michael Keshigian

DISTANT VOICES Neil Ellman

CRUSH Gale Acuff

LEISURE TIME FOR THE DISPOSSESSED Nathaniel S. Rounds

THE FINE PRINT Neil Ellman

STRAPLESS Anne Martin

PERSEPHONE Ron Yazinski

THE PROJECT Michael Keshigian

DXing to Green, Green Grass Nathaniel S. Rounds

PIAZZA NOVONA Ron Yazinski

NEW EYES Sheriji

WISH MAKING B.Z. Niditch

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FEBRUARY 2012

“she collects broken things” Aaron Johnston

OSBORNE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Ron Yazinski

NIGHTFALL B.Z. Niditch

SO MUCH GLASS to SO MUCH STEEL Nathaniel S. Rounds

LETTER TO BUFFY M.V. Montgomery

YERMIYAHU THE BOOK PEDDLER Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

OBITUARY Carlos Hiraldo

THIRD PERSON Julia West

ANGLER’S NIGHTMARE Michael Keshigian

SONGS FROM THE KITCHEN William Wright Harris

PIECE WORK Ron Yazinski

THE SUMERIAN ASTRONOMER George Freek

ROCK/PAPER/LUBBERT DAS Nathaniel S. Rounds

EMINENT DOMAIN M.V. Montgomery

BUKOWSKI B.Z. Niditch

HIS FAVORITE PATRON Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

AT 40 Carlos Hiraldo

SO WE GO Dawnell Harrison

SYMPATHY FOR A LOBSTER & SYMPATHY FROM A LOBSTER (2 POEMS) William Wright Harris

REUNION ON AEAEA Ron Yazinski

I WOULD NOT THIRST Allison Grayhurst

ON A POEM BY JOHN ASHBERY George Freek

LITTLE THINGS Paul Hostovsky

DIFFUSE IN TAURUS Aaron Johnston

RHYMES WITH ORANGE M.V. Montgomery

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MARCH 2012

RIMBAUD IN AFRICA B.Z. Niditch

TWO SISTERS Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

SONNET FOR ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNIE Ray Sharp

REALISM Carlos Hiraldo

AN ABANDONED HOUSE Glenn W. Cooper

COILED Allison Grayhurst

THE STRAND William Wright Harris

GERMAN Paul Hostovsky

A LACK OF RAIN Michael Keshigian

LENNY:  MUSIC PRODUCER AND SOUND PIONEER Nathaniel S. Rounds

CHASING Dawnell Harrison

FRANKENSTEIN’S SCARS Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

GRIZZLY MAN M.V. Montgomery

BAUDELAIRE’S HOURS B.Z. Niditch

AN ERUPTION OF SNOWY OWLS Ray Sharp

A RIVER IS RUNNING Glenn W. Cooper

POEM ON A THEME BY BAUDELAIRE George Freek

OCT. 1, 2009 Carlos Hiraldo

SO TRUE Ivan Jenson

VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA Ron Yazinski

LINKED Allison Grayhurst

STREETLIGHT William Wright Harris

DOG SHIT Paul Hostovsky

PIANO AND TRUMPET Nathaniel S. Rounds

AFTER ALBERTI Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

WAITING FOR ANSWERS TO RESUMES MAILED WEEKS AGO Donal Mahoney

LOSER B.Z. Niditch

BODYPIERCE Ray Sharp

THE AMATEUR Glenn W. Cooper

CALL ME Ivan Jenson

TOPIARIES Ron Yazinski

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APRIL 2012

SOMETHING FOUND Allison Grayhurst

THE NAMES Paul Hostovsky

RAIN ON RAIN Nathaniel S. Rounds

THE GHOSTS OF MEMORY D.F. Paul

MUSING Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

ONWARDS TO THE CORE OF IT ALL Tom Gazdag

SPEECH FIGURES #1 B.Z. Niditch

THE LEFTOVER BITS Glenn W. Cooper

MR. HAVE IT ALL Ivan Jenson

WEST ORANGE TRAIL Ron Yazinski

CHRYSALIS OF SKIN AND BONE Aaron Johnston

RAPTURE WHEN WALKING Allison Grayhurst

THAT LIGHT Paul Hostovsky

ON DEATHLY SNOG Nathaniel S. Rounds

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT M.V. Montgomery

FLOODED BY GREY Gerard Mullan

DANDELIONS Michael Keshigian

MY ROOMMATE, THE WHORE Jessica Gleason

FACE LIKE A TREE Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

HAMLET (THE SEQUEL) Ivan Jenson

THRILL RIDES Ron Yazinski

NATURAL CONFRONTATIONS (3) Changming Yuan

THE WIND THAT WIPES AWAY D.F. Paul

MORNING DOUBTS B.Z. Niditch

TABLEAU JD DeHart

EH! VOIDABLE ME Nathaniel S. Rounds

Tek näl´ə jē the assassin Aaron Johnston

OUR LADY OF BOHEMIA Alessandro Cusimano

THE ROLLERBLADERS AT 3 AM M.V. Montgomery

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MAY 2012

LATE AFTERNOON DELIGHT Ivan Jenson

I REMEMBER MY FIRST POEM Philip Vermaas

ASS BACKWARDS Larry Jones

MY CROW: A PARALLEL POEM Changming Yuan

THIEF Michael Keshigian

WORLDS APART Sarah Gamutan

SIMPLE SUPERIORITY D.F. Paul

THE BACK ROADS OF LOVE Ron Yazinski

A LOST ART B.Z. Niditch

CHICKEN HEARTS JD DeHart

A.M. PRELUDE Devlin De La Chapa

QUEEN OF ALL FLOWERS Alessandro Cusimano

ALONE Jacky Folley

COUNTER CLOCKWORK HEARTBEAT Bruce Ruston

A TAPESTRY OF SAINTS M.V. Montgomery

FIVE MINUTES TO TEN Nathaniel S. Rounds

IN THE CROWDED MIRROR Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

CHINESE CHIMES: THE CONFESSION OF A CALENDAR Changming Yuan

LONELINESS MOTEL Michael Keshigian

THE IMPORTANCE OF HORSE CHESTNUTS IN LOVE Ron Yazinski

A BETTING MAN Olivia Finley

FOOTBRIDGE Sarah Gamutan

CAGE’S HAPPENINGS B.Z. Niditch

AMSTERDAM WIDE DREAMS Alessandro Cusimano

I SIT Mark Redford

FOR SOME OTHER TIME Boghos L. Artinian

EXQUISITE NIBBLES Bruce Ruston

MISS LAKEISHIA SINGS THE BLUES Donal Mahoney

THE CARSITTERS M.V. Montgomery

WE INVITE YOU TO THE FRONT OF THE STORE Nathaniel S. Rounds

RAIDING THE FRIDGE JD DeHart

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JUNE 2012

I FIX LIFE Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

EPILOGUES: FOR T. S. ELIOT Changming Yuan

PROFILED Larry Jones

FISH COVE Michael Keshigian

STRUGGLE AGAINST THE MERIDIAN John Glennon

ROSADELE AND MARIAN AND THE AMERICAN DREAM Ron Yazinski

PICTURES Olivia Finley

MAYBE IT WAS THE MOON Ray Sharp

STUPID-DRUNK-LOVE Devlin De La Chapa

DE KOONINGS’S “MARILYN M” B.Z. Niditch

PALISADES OF VOGT Tracy Elaine

THE CURE FOR BLOCK Mark Redford

DEAR YOU D.F. Paul

ANTS Larry Schug

SOMETIMES DRUMS AND DRUNKS ARE BEST Bruce Ruston

WHEN AUTISM HAD NO NAME Donal Mahoney

THIS POEM M.V. Montgomery

WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE EVENING Nathaniel S. Rounds

THE MYSTERY OF IT ALL Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

DAO/CHAN: DEFINING THE UNDEFINABLE Changming Yuan

THE INQUISITION Ron Yazinski

HAIBUN RANTS OF A BLENDER Toshimitsu Kareishu

THE AGENT PROVOCATEUR Ray Sharp

MORNING BREATH Devlin De La Chapa

MUSIC APPRECIATION Michael Keshigian

NO THING Sheriji

DREAM CAREER Mark Redford

THE LORD’S PLAYER Larry Schug

ELEMENTARY YEOVIL TOWN Bruce Ruston

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JULY 2012

GYNOECIUM Moriah LaChapell

JANUARY BLUES Helen Murphy

DOUBTING THOMAS Donal Mahoney

WHAT I SAW D.F. Paul

MIND MUDRA: A CHAN POEM Changming Yuan

A ONE-ROOM COMMUNE William Doreski

REPORTS Ron Yazinski

VICTOR MELDREW SYNDROME P.A. Levy

AFRICA–SURVIVORS AND SOLDIERS Sonnet Mondal

CIRCUMSTANCE Michael Keshigian

WHAT I’M GOING TO DO FOR HALLOWEEN Larry Schug

THE WANNA-BE Hal O’Leary

EDDIE AND THE BARON M.V. Montgomery

NO PAJAMAS Kevin Ridgeway

OF CHERUBIM AND COFFEE C. Beth Loofe

SALAD Thomas Michael McDade

STAFF MEETING AT AUSCHWITZ Donal Mahoney

THE ROOMMATE Douglas Polk

HER LIFELINE Thomas Hayes

DRUMLINES Sarah E. Alderman

STILL LIFE OF ROCK AND ROLL Nathaniel S. Rounds

TELL ME AGAIN WHEN EASTER IS B.D. Fischer

PASSIONATE LOVE Jessica Gleason

SOLO FROM THE START William Doreski

IF ZOMBIES WERE REAL Andrew J. Stone

POLICING Anthony Ward

PROPERTY AVENUE Yevgeniy Levitskiy

THE BOB DYLAN DREAM Larry Schug

LIQUID AND SMOKE Jean Byrne

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AUGUST 2012

I HEAR STEPHEN HAWKING LIP-SYNCHING Korliss Sewer

TANKA VERY MUCH Ray Sharp

MY CHAINED FAITH Sonnet Mondal

FDR M.V. Montgomery

GRIEF’S SHAPES Valentina Cano

PROSTHETIC DREAMS Howie Good

IF YOU LEAVE ME, I’M GOING TO PAINT SAD CLOWNS Kevin Ridgeway

GUITAR IN A PAWNSHOP Woodrow Phillips

BIG RIG DRIVERS Thomas Michael McDade

NEW LIFE BEGINS Donal Mahoney

THE PENIS THAT ATE MILWAUKEE Catfish McDaris

THE FIGHT Douglas Polk

RED AND BLUE COWBOY BOOTS Sy Roth

MISSING PEARL Nathaniel S. Rounds

PROUST FAILURE Ben Nardolilli

SNOWY RECEPTION Jessica Gleason

THE MOUSTACHE Jeffrey Park

THE STARS FELL OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS William Doreski

MY MOTHER’S SECOND HUSBAND Michael H. Brownstein

STATISTICS PROBLEM Andrew J. Stone

VISAGE R. Gerry Fabian

COLD CALL Anthony Ward

MINUTE PARTICULARS Frank C. Praeger

MOUSETRAP Kevin L. Kennel

JESUS COMPLEX Larry Schug

DIARY OF A SENSITIVE YOUTH Richard King Perkins II

CAREEN Brian Barbeito

FIRST FAMILY John Grochalski

PERIPHERY Yevgeniy Levitskiy

A BAD DAY Jean Byrne

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SEPTEMBER 2012

RAFFLESIA ARNOLDI Cristina del Canto

ONE WITCH . . . WHICH? Joseph Lisowski

GENERATION Les Wicks

INTIMACY OF DARK NIGHT Tyson West

PSYCH WARD BLUES Kevin Ridgeway

FROZEN CHITLINS Korliss Sewer

DEMENTIA Carol Cole

NEWS CAPSULE Thomas Michael McDade

FAITH FROM DISBELIEF John Swain

A SPEC OF RHYME Ivan Jenson

BODIES IN MOURNING Ute Carson

FREE VERSE Hal O’Leary

JUST FIX THE FUCKING CAR Matt Galletta

BLUE-COLLAR TWISTER Sonnet Mondal

A LETTER OF TRANSIENCE, I Constantine Mountrakis

TAKING THE CAKE Paul Hostovsky

INTROSPECTION Laura J. Minning

CHASING POPSICLE STICKS Sy Roth

POEMS FOR LONERS Douglas Richardson

IMPRESSIONS Joe Massingham

BLACK HOOD Paul-Newell Reaves

THE CARETAKER Valentina Cano

NEGATIVE IONS Anne Britting Oleson

LET HER BLOOM Donal Mahoney

A SESTINA IN A HALLWAY Mark J. Mitchell

OUT OF PLACE Douglas Polk

HONESTY Tyler Bigney

UNCLE HO Moriah LaChapell

TRAPPINGS Afzal Moolla

MEN OF BEES P.A. Levy

PURPLE ACCIDENT Amit Parmessur

THIS SIDE UP Nathaniel S. Rounds

TRAIN STATION Ryan Swofford

AESTHETIC SECURITY Ben Nardolilli

DON’T WORRY Bud Smith

DANGERS OF PROFESSION Scoop

ADIPOCEROUS Jeffrey Park

FACE TO FACE WITH IT William Doreski

MY MOTHER GOES FISHING Michael H. Brownstein

SECURE SIGHT R. Gerry Fabian

BETRAYAL Irena Pasvinter

SKY-SCRAPER Anthony Ward

BOOGEYCHILD Alessandro Cusimano

MUST Frank C. Praeger

WALTER Kevin L. Kennel

TALLER Bruce Ruston

WOMEN IN THE POOL Richard King Perkins II

MAGIC KINGDOM John Grochalski

PARIS HAIKU Virginie Colline

BLIND MAN’S BLUFF Howie Good

SECURITY Tyson West

WHEN LIFE IS A PANCAKE:  FLIP IT OVER TO BAKE THE OTHER SIDE… Korliss Sewer

MADAM PRESIDENT Kevin Ridgeway

EIGHT CUPS SPILLING John Swain

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OCTOBER 2012

BIG LITTLE MAN Ivan Jenson

NIGHT JANITOR Matt Galletta

A LETTER OF TRANSIENCE, II Constantine Mountrakis

A TRIVIAL ADVENTURE Sonnet Mondal

SPECIAL Paul Hostovsky

RESTLESSNESS Laura J. Minning

NOTES FROM THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT Douglas Richardson

QUO VADIS-SWAN HILL Joe Massingham

IN THE CORRIDOR Anne Britting Oleson

BLOOD AND SPITTLE Donal Mahoney

THE PROBLEM WITH LARES Mark J. Mitchell

OBLIVION Tyler Bigney

ME MYSELF AND I Amit Parmessur

AT FOREIGN Ben Nardolilli

CALYPTRA Moriah LaChapell

sometimes Mark Redford

DIGNITY ASSAULTED Jeffrey Park

A REGISTER FOR LIFE Michael H. Brownstein

THE ORIGINAL WALK OF SHAME Jessica Gleason

ORDINARY WAR Bud Smith

AFTER THE FULL MOON R. Gerry Fabian

I SMELL HIM Irena Pasvinter

TO BE CONTINUED Frank C. Praeger

ROADSIDE CROSS Richard King Perkins II

TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE MISERABLE John Grochalski

DREAM DATE WITH SYLVIA Tyson West

EASY DIGGING David Walker

FACTUALITY Ivan Jenson

¡SALUD! Ally Malinenko

A PASSAGE Constantine Mountrakis

THE OPPOSITE OF MIDAS’ TOUCH Ross Leese

SPEECH FIGURES #2 B.Z. Niditch

SLOW DEATH THROUGH FERMENTATION Nathaniel S. Rounds

MOST DAYS Matt Galletta

COCKTAILS Emily Strauss

THE REPUBLICANS Paul Hostovsky

THE ANAGOGY OF LIGHTS Brian Barbeito

GIANT TIMES Douglas Richardson

INVISIBLE MONKEYS #16 Kyle Hemmings

MINING MEMORIES. Joe Massingham

SMOOTH TALK Steven Kain

LATE SPRING Anne Britting Oleson

A DAYTIME DIASPORA Bruce Harris

A BIT OF LUCK Philip Vermaas

SERIAL KILLER Donal Mahoney

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN Rod Peckman

when anythinging Mark Redford

PALACE Marc Carver

THE OLDEST LIVING ROCKETTE REVEALS WHAT SHE’S LEARNED Mark J. Mitchell

GRIM PALACE Amit Parmessur

AWAKE D.F. Paul

FEAST Gene Fehler

THE BEACH Tyler Bigney

GREEN Steve Klepetar

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NOVEMBER 2012

AWAITING RESURRECTION A.g. Synclair

THESE POEMS ARE POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE Jessica Gleason

ON A STREET IN SEATTLE Brian Le Lay

COME OVER Bud Smith

THE LIVING CEMETERY Anthony Ward

ODE TO JENNA JAMESON Neil Ellman

JOB CREATORS Larry Schug

TY COBB Derrick Keeton

THORN GIRL Fiona McNabb

MAGIC Lisa Pellegrini

DISCONNECTED #10 Gillian Prew

PERSONAL STATEMENT Sam Campbell

FORBIDDEN Samantha Seto

SOUL MATE Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

WORKING THE MUSIC FESTIVAL Emily Strauss

FLOWER OF LIFE William Wright Harris

. . .IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH Devlin De La Chapa

UNEXPECTED ANTICIPATION Ruth Moore

MAN AT THE BUS STOP ON HALLOWEEN Donal Mahoney

IF THE HOUSE LOST David Walker

WHAT THE BRIDGE SAYS Ally Malinenko

THE WINDOW Ross Leese

INVISIBLE MONKEYS #17 Kyle Hemmings

THE EARTHQUAKE’S SHAKES MAKES THE DRY BONES SHIVER Steven Kain

ARRIVING AT FROST Bruce Harris

FUTILITY H. Lynnette Barr

INCIDENT AT MAGGIE’S CAFE Gene Fehler

THE NEW SINCERITY Rod Peckman

TELL ME D.F. Paul

IMPROMPTU B.Z. Niditch

THIRST Steve Klepetar

INCONTIGUOUS A.g. Synclair

THE FLEDGLING STAND-UP COMIC FROM NEW JERSEY Brian Le Lay

COMMUNITY Anthony Ward

FIRST LOVE Neil Ellman

PANSY FACES Lisa Pellegrini

EVERYONE FORGOT Larry Schug

FICTIONISTA Ivan Jenson

DISCONNECTED #12 Gillian Prew

BARCELONA MANNEQUIN William Wright Harris

PROCEED WITH MY EXECUTION IF YOU PROMISE TO MAKE IT A MASSACRE Sam Campbell

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DECEMBER 2012

SIX MINUTES Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

NICKEL PLATED LOVE Devlin De La Chapa

UPSIDE DOWN IN A TREE Philip Vermaas

MILK DUDS David Walker

DYING CAT Ally Malinenko

THANKSGIVING DINNER OUT Emily Strauss

WE LIVE IN CONTIGUOUS ROOMS Kyle Hemmings

JUST A THOUGHT ABOUT PISSING Steven Kain

ON OUR LAST VACATION IN PROVENCE Rod Peckman

MONOLOGUE OVERHEARD AT THE CORNER BAR Gene Fehler

SNOWDROP D.F. Paul

THE LAST FEW DAYS Steve Klepetar

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WANNABE JETSETTER (AND HER GRANDFATHER) Brian Le Lay

APPLESAUCE Michael Keshigian

JALOPY DREAMS OF A MOTHERSHIP Woodrow Phillips

SUBMISSION Neil Ellman

BIRD CALLS William Lennertz

#35 Larry Schug

I SEE YOU THERE Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

TO JESUS AT THE MENTAL WARD Dominick Damo

MY HOUSE John Grochalski

POPCORN PORN Devlin De La Chapa

ABRIDGED ORAL VERSION Joseph Lisowski

DISCONNECTED #14 Gillian Prew

PINOCHLE Ron Yazinski

RAIN AND JOISTS Brian Barbeito

A SMATTERING OF SEQUINS Lisa Pellegrini

SKULL WITH BURNING CIGARETTE William Wright Harris

DITCH HER Santosh Kalwar

TREE Barbi Moroz

GEEKY PURPLE PROSE Ivan Jenson

WHERE DOES THE HEADACHE COME FROM? Irena Pasvinter

THE 70s Seth Wehrs

ANIMAL MAGNETISM Jeffrey Park

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