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Summer/Fall 1999
[Volume XXIV, Number 2]

 

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Melanie Figg
    Sin

The 1999 Editors' Prize Contest Winners
Finalist: Brian Teare
    First Person Plural Is A House

The Spoon River Poetry Review Illinois Poet: Elaine Fowler Palencia
    I Am Writing To You From A Far Off Country:
    A Discussion With Elaine Fowler Palencia

Kay Murphy
    STREET SMART, HEART WISE, WORD KEEN

 

Contents

Melanie Figg, Minnesota
    Sin

Martin Ott, California
    Where Babies Come From

Amy Beeder, New Mexico
    The Forms Of Leaves
    Two Paintings By Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena
    The Body's Luck

Juliana Baggott, Delaware
    The Cow Remembers Urus

Endi Felicia Hartigan, Oregon
    Horse Diary

Larry Wayne Johns, Florida
    Flu
    My Cousin Chainsaws Into His Leg

Maria Terrone, New York
    The Sum Of Her

Britton Gildersleeve, Oklahoma
    Laying Plans

Alfonsina Storni
  trans. David Lunde, New York
    The Piety Of The Cypress

Sara Willingham, New Hampshire
    Photographing The Sunset

Claire Keyes, Massachusetts
    Beach With White Shoes

William Greenway, Ohio
    Dreaming With Fish
    Hell's Garage

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Dale M. Kushner, Wisconsin
    Still Life

Robert Nazarene, Missouri
    Outweighted In The Manger

Patricia Phillippy, Texas
    Spoons

Seth Tucker, Florida
    The Best Man In All The World

Aimee Nezhukmatathil, Ohio
    Stealing Song
    Firsts

The 1999 Editors' Prize Contest Winners

First Place: Susan Thomas, Vermont
    The Murdered Girl

Runner-up: Ann Beckerman, New York
    Clubfoot

Runner-up: Jeanne Wagner, California
    The Falling Woman

Honorable Mention: Susan Thomas, Vermont
    Annunciation

Honorable Mention: Jeanne Wagner, California
    My Father Aphasic After A Stroke
    Sedona

Honorable Mention: C. Kubasta, Wisconsin
    Excavation

Finalist: Brian Teare, Indiana
    First Person Plural Is A House

Eric Baus, Indiana
    When An I.V. Enters
    You Will Be Third Iris
    Marking The Space

Sanjana Nair, New York
    Accuracy

Amir Or
  trans. Helena Berg, Israel
    from Poem

Michael Cadnum, California
    Blue

Simon Perchik, New York
    Untitled

Susan Terris, California
    Lucid Dreaming

Robert Funge, California
    552-34-3104

Melissa Holmes, Washington
    7th Grade Grammar

The Spoon River Poetry Review Illinois Poet: Elaine Fowler Palencia
I Am Writing To You From A Far Off Country:
  A Discussion With Elaine Fowler Palencia

Horticulture
Beloved
The Dailiness Of It
A New Day
Lament For Your Twentieth Birthday
Autumn Rain
Keeping Him At Home
La Vita e Bella
Summer On Golgotha
Tomorrow And Tomorrow
The Big Woods

Margaret C. Szumowski, Massachusetts
    The Old Man In The Midst Of Renoir's Women

Nicholas Harp, Michigan
    Yo-Yo Ma
    Picnic Or
      Accused Of Using Adjectives Excessively,
      He Attempts A Poem With None
    Antonin Dvorak In Iowa

Mike Puican, Illinois
    Portmanteau
    Confession

Diane Gilliam Fisher, Ohio
    Sweet Hour
    After The Miscarriage

John Garmon, Oregon
    Grad School

Joanna C. Scott, Maryland
    Dream Of Souls Rising

Jane Langley, California
    Still Life With Lemon

Deborah Nodler Rosen, Illinois
    New Delhi Shoeshine

Elizabeth Tibbetts, Maine
    Home Visit

Rachel Levine, Illinois
    In Our Youth
    On Reading Derrida: The Written Being/The Being Written

Kathleen Kirk, Illinois
    Little Green Store

Bruce Cutler, California
    Kisses-Chapters One And Two

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William Jolliff, Oregon
    What He Needed

Joan Baranow, California
    In The Dish

Maurice Manning, Kentucky
    Canis Apologetica
    Affirmation
    Raptor

Thomas David Lisk, North Carolina
    Celeste

Susanne Kort, Venezuela
    Primal Scene

Susan Kelly-Dewitt, California
    Snow Queen

Review Essay
Kay Murphy, University of New Orleans
    STREET SMART, HEART WISE, WORD KEEN