From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine
In this anthology, editors Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch showcase 64 of the best poems to appear in 32 Poems Magazine during its first 10 years of publication. Each poet also offers brief commentary on his or her selected poem. Featuring a wide variety of forms, topics and styles from 64 contemporary poets, Old Flame will be a welcome companion in your classroom or on the bookshelves near your favorite reading spot.
Table of Contents
Introduction — Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch
Believing Anagrams — Kelli Russell Agodon Verge — Melanie Almeder Childless — Amanda Auchter Experienced Worker, Employment Wanted — Curtis Bauer Come On — Evan Beaty When at a Certain Party in New York City — Erin Belieu The Fatherless Room — Paula Bohince The Missing Link — Bruce Bond Marion Crane — Kim Bridgford Exercitia Spiritualia — Geoffrey Brock First Astronomy Globe — Stephen Burt Why We Love Our Dogs — Amy M. Clark Love Letter 41 — Esvie Coemish The Pencil — Billy Collins Poetry Doesn't Need You — Ken Cormier The Match — Chad Davidson Men — Lydia Davis The First Age of a World Economy — Carolina Ebeid The Lord's Prayer — Gregory Fraser The Problem with Describing Night — Bernadette Geyer Dankness and Cathedrals — Lohren Green Look at the Pretty Clouds — Austin Hummell Canapès — John Jenkinson When the Rider is Truth — Carrie Jerrell Parallel — Marci Rae Johnson Love and the National Defense — Holly Karapetkova The Wolf — Brigit Pegeen Kelly The Previews — David Kirby At the Loom — Jacqueline Kolosov Hometown — William Logan Tastebud Sonzal — Amit Majmudar American Apparel — Randall Mann Ice-Tea — Kevin McFadden Come Home Late, Rise up Sleepless, or Just Act Troubled — Erika Meitner Phobia — Jennifer Militello St. Benedict — Daniel Nester Two Egg, Florida — Aimee Nezhukumatathil The Place above the River — Kate Northrop The Dead End — Dan O'Brien As a Damper Quells a Struck String — Eric Pankey So — Anne Panning Lower Limit Song, The Chord — Jeffrey Pethybridge Iceland — Dan Pinkerton Airplane Downed, in the Winter Pines — Kevin Prufer No Mark — Matthew Roth Palm Heel — Natalie Shapero Tyrannosaurus Sex — Eric Smith Mercatale Hope — Maxwell Snyder After John Donne's "To His Mistress Going to Bed" — Lisa Russ Spaar Ultrasound — A. E. Stallings Matchbox — Maura Stanton Want Me — Melissa Stein What I Know for Sure — Alexandra Teague Fabulous Ones — Jeffrey Thomson Back Then — Eric Torgersen Tenth Flight — D. H. Tracy Piñata — Laura Van Prooyen Toilet Flowers — Adam Vines Justice — William Wenthe Rock — Greg Williamson The Darker Sooner — Catherine Wing Clotheshorse — Terri Witek What's Wrong With You — George Witte Trying Not to Cry Before Dinner — Josephine Yu
Commentary About the Editors Acknowledgments