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Nick Admussen
   Police Report, November 25, 2007

Maureen Alsop
   Moth, Horse, Accident, Skin

Nicky Beer
   Dreamy Willie and the Trinity of Cows  audio icon
   Catalog Note: Article of Venusian Handicraft  audio icon
   Restoration Portrait  audio icon
   Rimbaud’s Kraken  audio icon

Kara Candito
   Self-Portrait with an Ice Pick  audio icon
   La Bufera: Our Last Trip to Sicily  audio icon
   Taste of Cherry  audio icon
   Polarity  audio icon

Victoria Chang
   Elegy with a Chinese Checkerboard
   Dear P. XXI
   Dear P. XXIII
   Dear P. XXIV
   Dear P. XXVI

Ann Fisher-Wirth
   Tales from the Dark Hotel

Julie Funderburk
   Planetarium (One Adult Admission)

Heather June Gibbons
   My City

Anna Journey
   Letter to the City Bayou By Its Sign: Beware Alligators  audio icon
   The Mirror’s Lake Is Forever  audio icon
   He Has Given His Face to the Waters of the Lake  audio icon
   Elegy: I Pass By the Erotic Bakery  audio icon
   Clockwork Erotica: Why He Takes Off His Glasses When Telekinesis Fails  audio icon
   Night with Eros in the Story of Leather (2)  audio icon

Philip Levine
   The Privilege of Power, 1965
   Night Ship to Ceuta

Catherine MacDonald
   Leda at Work in the World  audio icon
   Sweet Box  audio icon
   Rousing the Machinery  audio icon
   Transitions for Dancers When Dance Is No Longer an Option  audio icon

Erika Meitner
   The Upstairs Notebook
   Treatise on Travel

Mary Petrosky
   Domestic Economics

Wyatt Prunty
   Spencerian Hand

Jessica Ratigan
   March 19, 2003

Rita Mae Reese
   Meaning To Milk
   Within Five Miles of Home
   The Whore’s Guide to Etymology

Joshua Rivkin
   New Direction
   Harold Street Eclogue

Metta Sáma
   Patina: A Triptych

Diane Seuss
   spring’s confessional poem
   what is it darling, that draws you to me? it’s probably insipid,

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
   View from the Headlands
   Suburban Pastoral

Jean Valentine
   If a Person Visits Someone in a Dream, in Some Cultures the Dreamer Thanks Them

Jasmine Dreame Wagner