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Summer 2003 Vol. 53 No. 4
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Robert Shetterly
"Emma Goldman", acrylic on board, one of a series of portraits of "Americans who tell the truth." Each portrait is inscribed with a quotation from the subject. Emma Goldman's is "The greatest bulwark of capitalism is militarism."    Cover
 
Mary Greene
design    Cover
 
Marion K. Stocking
Editor's Note    5
 
Lucille Clifton
blood    6
mercy    7
 
Karen Lee
Faith by Hearing    8
 
Sarah Madsen
Pleas    9
 
Maggie Smith
Psalm (1)    10
Psalm (2)    12
 
Ranjani Neriya
Imagene    14
 
Claire Fanger
Eros in Etherland    15
Nothing Happening between Two People in Amsterdam    16
Exhibit in the Museum Called Foreverness    17
 
Martha Carlson-Bradley
Extended Family    18
 
Albert Goldbarth
Patoot and Poopik    20
Geese Jazz    22
Poet-Spouse Observer-Thoughts    24
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart    27
 
Mary Kane
Ideas of Departure    30
 
Conrad Hilberry
Drift    31
 
William Winfield Wright
The Incontinent Burglar    32
The Slightest Wind    33
 
Matthew Lippman
Caught Up in the Trees    34
 
Martin Walls
Despatches from The Republic of Winter    36
1978    37
 
Elizabeth Tibbetts
Sonnet for a Nurse    38
 
Nancy White
Man Overboard    39
 
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate One Second before Waking Up    40
 

BOOKS IN BRIEF
 
Marion K. Stocking, reviewer
Grab Bag    41
Harvey Shapiro, ed., Poets of World War II    41
J. D. McClatchey, ed., Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems    41
John Updike, ed., Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems    41
Harold Bloom, ed., Walt Whitman: Selected Poems    41
Albert Goldbarth, Pieces of Payne    42
Albert Goldbarth, Dark Waves and Light Matter    42
Albert Goldbarth, Many Circles: New & Selected Essays    42
Ruth Moon Kempher, Always the Beautiful Answer: A Prose Poem Primer    43
David Lehman, ed., Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present    43
John D'Agata, ed., The Next American Essay    43
J. D. McClatchey, ed., Robert Frost    44
J. D. McClatchey, ed., American Wits    44
J. D. McClatchey, ed., Richard Wilber    44
Tom Ross and Marilyn Ross, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing    44
Denise Levertov, Selected Poems    45
Robert Bly, The Thousands    45
Jonathan Williams, A Palpable Elysium: Portraits of Genius and Solitude    46
Walter Cummins and Thomas E. Kennedy, ed., The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing    46
Derick Burleson, Ejo: Poems, Rwanda, 1991-1994    47
Charles Harper Webb, ed., Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology    48
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