Contributors’ Notes Archive

Sophie Klahr on her poem, “50 Ways”

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Sophie Klahr‘s poem, “50 Ways,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “50 Ways” opens with these lines: I can turn the space of him over in my hands. See if it comes apart, if it’s permeable. Does it keep time, shrink, dissolve on flesh.
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Kelle Groom on her essay, “How to Live with Uncertainty”

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Kelle Groom‘s essay, “How to Live with Uncertainty,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “‘How to Live with Uncertainty” opens with these lines: The motel over the bridge could be demolished as early as spring, and a dollar store there overlooking the river and
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Monica Ferrell on her poem, “Days of Oakland”

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Monica Ferrell‘s poem, “Days of Oakland,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Days of Oakland” opens with these lines: Now and then, you heard the copters Flying in search of inmates who’d escaped. Mostly, though, it was quiet. At night, outside, The cats would
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Victoria Chang on her poem, “‘The boss wears a white vest…'”

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Victoria Chang’s poem, “‘The boss wears a white vest…,'” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “‘The boss wears a white vest…'” opens with these lines: The boss wears a white vest a white face through the hole of a white vest the boss keeps
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Patricia Caspers on her poem, “Piece by Piece”

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Patricia Casper’s poem, “Piece by Piece,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Piece by Piece” opens with these lines: 1.   Construction When the road was not a road but a flooded mouth of broken teeth husband and wife parked at the spring-swollen dam.
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Joseph Capista on his poem, “Gut-Bomb”

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Joseph Capista‘s poem, “Gut-Bomb,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Gut-Bomb” opens with these lines: What separates four pounds of ground chuck elk from four pounds of ground chuck beef is two spoonfuls of black pepper, parsley, and seasoned salt. Source: the group home
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Danielle Blau on her poem, “Penance”

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Danielle Blau’s poem, “Penance,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Pennance” opens with these lines: I offer up this flowerbox my skull
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Grace Bauer on her poem, “Crime Scene”

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Grace Bauer‘s poem, “Crime Scene,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. The poem opens with this epigraph: You expected to see blood dripping through his clothes —writing prompt from a student
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The Embodied Poem: On Writing “Palace” by Hadara Bar-Nadav

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Hadara Bar-Nadav‘s poem, “Palace,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Palace” opens with these lines: When they run out of meat men disappear. I chew my hair, a kind of fullness that is kind, a thread soup. A nest gathers its strands inside me.
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Beth Bachmann

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Beth Bachmann’s poems, “(why your room has a door),” “(ode),” and “energy” appear in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “(why your room has a door)” opens with these lines: It’s not the shore; it’s the ocean that opens. Devil, make a mountain of me for
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