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  • Fine
    by Kim Addonizio: You’re lucky. It’s always them and not you.
  • Getting Older
    by Kim Addonizio: Sometimes what you remember is their voices again, / coming on inside you like strung lights in your blood,
  • Verona
    by Carl Dennis: A city not on the list that Burton and I drew up
  • In Possibility
    by Peter Cooley: Even as a little one I know this darkness, / nameless. What I did not know: / it can be taught to speak.
  • Immorality of Beauty
    by Bruce Weigl: The river where Faith drowned. / The marks her desperate fingers / gouged into the muddy bank.
  • Sequence
    by Len Roberts: My son out in the dark / picking the last / tomatoes and peppers
  • The Final Cause is not Power but Consciousness, Says Anaxagoras
    by Frank Stewart: This year there is not enough rain, the smallest pond / is deepest and holds its burden well.
  • The Unexpressed
    by Wanda Coleman: One looks and looks from behind the door / the dark child frightened by daylight.
  • Cry No Longer
    by Giuseppe Ungaretti: Cease to murder the dead, / Cry no longer, do not cry out
  • Spiritual Distress
    by Hédi Kaddour: Damn the almanac-makers who leave you / stuck between debts and death
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