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Summer/Fall 2001
[Volume XXVI, Number 2]

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The Spoon River Poetry Review Illinois Poet: David Cho
    Making a Song of Two Songs--
    A Discussion with David Cho

The 2001 Editors' Prize Contest Winners
First Place: Christine Delea, Oregon
    I Love Men on Prozac

Evan Rail, Czech Republic
    Some Advice on Dying
    How To Be an American
    How To Be German

 

Contents

Alice George, Illinois
    Lash
    Blank-swoon

Steve Lapinsky, Utah
    A Fork and a Spoon Are Dining

Paulette Roeske, Illinois
    Hibakusha: I Met with the A-Bomb
    Leaf and Wing
    Elephant Seals at Point Piedras Blancas

Ginny Wiehardt, Texas
    Homemade
    Compulsion of the Unlocked Thing

Kathleen Spivack, Massachusetts
    Nova

Gerry LaFemina, Michigan
    Willem deKooning, the Last Paintings, 1980-90
    The Window Facing Winter

The 2001 Editors' Prize Contest Winners
First Place: Christine Delea, Oregon
    I Love Men on Prozac

Runner-up: Dawn McGuire, California
    Speck

Runner-up: Susan Thomas, Vermont
    Welcome to the Hotel Ukraina

Honorable Mention: Ellen Bass, California
    What We Love
    Bears in China

Honorable Mention: Joanne Lowery, Indiana
    Walrus Women

Honorable Mention: Ellery Akers, California
    You Talk to Yourself About Being Alone

William Trowbridge, Missouri
    Long Dong Kong
    How Kong Fit Through the Gates of Heaven

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Amir Or
  trans. Irit Sela, Israel
    Language Says

Amir Or
  trans. Vivian Eden, Israel
    Innocent

Dorothea Grünzweig
  trans. Derk Wynand, Canada
    Solace Pours Into Us
    Notes from the Mountain
    When I Think

Evan Rail, Czech Republic
    Some Advice on Dying
    How To Be an American
    How To Be German

Marzanna Bogumila Kielar
  trans. Elzbieta Wójcik-Leese, Poland
    Telephone
    Untitled
    Untitled
    Dusk

William Jolliff, Oregon
    Curtains

Allison Liefer, Illinois
    Near Cartography

Polly Brody, Connecticut
    Humpback

Larry D. Thomas, Texas
    Silverwork
     Apples and Pears

Susan Terris, California
    After the Accident
    The Rest of the Landscape Is Dim, Pleading Ignorance

The Spoon River Poetry Review Illinois Poet: David Cho
Making a Song of Two Songs--A Discussion with David Cho
Song of Our Songs
The Ballerina
After the Concert
The Locker Room
Friend
The Hyphen

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Colette Inez, New York
    Reading Lu Chi in Summer

Mary Boyes, New Jersey
    Cancer
    The Position

Allan Peterson, Florida
    What Muscle
    Thinking Twice

Melody Lacina, California
    Tegucigalpa
    Blue Hen

Deborah Phelps, Texas
    Aventurine Heart
    Exotic Dancer on Baltimore Street

Wendy Erman, Montana
    Flowers

Priscilla Atkins, Michigan
    The Undertaker's Daughter

Megan Harlan, California
    Moirae

Eve Nicholas, Texas
    Dwelling

Dana Sonnenschein, Connecticut
    Tales out of School

Oliver Rice, Florida
    Biography

Sharon Chmielarz, Minnesota
    The Gardener
    Garden

Patrick Kanouse, Indiana
    Vertumnus and Pomona

Terry Blackhawk, Michigan
    Marc Chagall's "Green Violinist"
    Good Friday at the Rookery

Jackie Bartley, Michigan
    Upstairs at Caldwell and Graham's

Virgil Suarez, Florida
    Caliban and The Sirens

Eliot Khalil Wilson, Alabama
    Earl and the Ballerinas of Clark Hall
    Just Now for Love and Collards

Paulann Petersen, Oregon
    As for the Appeal of a Certain Avatar's Sweet, Androgynous Looks

Lyn Lifshin, Virginia
    The Emptiness Nancy Says
    Hearing the Middlebury Bee Man Is Dead

Robert Funge, California
    Black Moon
    The Room

Cheryl Anne Latuner, Massachusetts
    Music

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