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Summer/Fall 2003
[Volume XXVIII, Number 2]

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The 2003 Editors’ Prize Contest Winners
First Place: Melissa Stein, California
(How to Fall from) Grace

Runner-up: David Keplinger, Colorado
More Entries from the Notebook of Anton Chekhov

Runner-up: Moira Magneson, California
Confession

Honorable Mention: David Keplinger, Colorado
Lorca’s Passport

Honorable Mention: Bernard Gershenson, California
Salgado’s Photos

Honorable Mention: Aaron Kellerstrass, Arizona
Skeleton Song

Honorable Mention: Tamara Kaye Sellman, Washington
Making Paneer

Honorable Mention: Ada Limón, New York
The Echo Sounder

Honorable Mention: Josie Sigler, Maine
Gardenia

The SRPR Illinois Poet: David Bond
Language Refresher—
A Discussion with David Bond
Disquieting Muses
Calendar of Saints
Pastoral
At the Wellness Center
Snake Poem
Monhegan Island
Visit to 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida
Largest Tract of Hardwood in America 7
My Wife as Lighthouse Keeper

Karen Craigo, Ohio
In Praise of the Body Broken in Two

Stefi Weisburd, New Mexico
Kadosh, Holy
Birth, Death, and In Between, Guava Juice

Diane Gilliam Fisher, Ohio
Crescendo, Decrescendo
Sixty-five Roses
How I Decided Not to Write a Sestina about Cystic Fibrosis
CF Clinic, Children’s Hospital

Kay Murphy, Louisiana
The Temple of the Tooth
Good Friday in the Dead Land
Black

Yi Yon-ju, South Korea
Trans. Don Mee Choi, Washington
La La La, There Is No Way of Knowing
A Tiresome Dialog
For Kanamycin



Contents

Stefi Weisburd, New Mexico
Kadosh, Holy
Birth, Death, and In Between, Guava Juice

Catherine Esposito-Prescott, Florida
Ghazal

Diane Gilliam Fisher, Ohio
Crescendo, Decrescendo
Sixty-five Roses
How I Decided Not to Write a Sestina about Cystic Fibrosis
CF Clinic, Children’s Hospital

Robert McNamara, Washington
A Pastoral
On the Death of a Friend’s Daughter, Age 20

Melissa Peters, New York
Hurricane Ridge
Toll Free Number

Grace Marie Grafton, California
We Want What We Want

Charles Harper Webb, California
As If My Own Life Isn’t Moving Fast Enough, I Have a Son
According to the Doctor’s Theory

Susanna Mishler, Arizona
The Borracho Tree
Western Banded Geckos

Lacy Schutz, California
What’s a Sweetheart

Marilyn Krysl, Colorado
Goya’s Fight with Cudgels

Kay Murphy, Louisiana
The Temple of the Tooth
Good Friday in the Dead Land
Black

Reid Bush, Kentucky
Our Burglar
Foreign Idyll

Alexios Antypas, Hungary
New Country
Going Home

The SRPR Illinois Poet: David Bond
Language Refresher—
A Discussion with David Bond
Disquieting Muses
Calendar of Saints
Pastoral
At the Wellness Center
Snake Poem
Monhegan Island
Visit to 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida
Largest Tract of Hardwood in America 7
My Wife as Lighthouse Keeper

Pamela Garvey, Missouri
No Less in Blood

Dana Roeser, Indiana
His Hands Like Warm Earth

Charlotte Matthews, Virginia
Augury

Anna Leahy, Illinois
Saying Prayers

Bob King, Ohio
Nine Weeks In

M. Bennet Smith, Oregon
To Inhabit the Earth: Baptizing

Simon Perchik, New York
Untitled

Amanda B. Kimball, Delaware
Anniversary Gift

Rachel Contreni Flynn, Illinois
Daughters

Randy Blythe, Alabama
The Trouble with Prophecy
Appointed

Marlys West, New Jersey
The Absinthe of Trousers
Barry Ballard, Texas
Divining
The Only Road Out

William Doreski, New Hampshire
Seeing You on Newbury Street
Dead Poets
Paul Hostovsky, Massachusetts
Speaking Up
Man in the Men’s Room, Praying

Elena Georgiou, New York
Born out of Lyric

Vera Kroms, Massachusetts
The Pears of Budapest
The Doorbell
At the War Crimes Museum, Saigon

Karen Carissimo, California
Mother with Child
The Waiting Room

The 2003 Editors’ Prize Contest Winners
First Place: Melissa Stein, California
(How to Fall from) Grace

Runner-up: David Keplinger, Colorado
More Entries from the Notebook of Anton Chekhov

Runner-up: Moira Magneson, California
Confession

Honorable Mention: David Keplinger, Colorado
Lorca’s Passport

Honorable Mention: Bernard Gershenson, California
Salgado’s Photos

Honorable Mention: Aaron Kellerstrass, Arizona
Skeleton Song

Honorable Mention: Tamara Kaye Sellman, Washington
Making Paneer

Honorable Mention: Ada Limón, New York
The Echo Sounder

Honorable Mention: Josie Sigler, Maine
Gardenia

Steven Barza, Virginia
Ceremony

Eric Anderson, Ohio
My Time Being Famous
Under the Willow in My Parent’s Front Yard, I Look
across the Street to the Place Where a Man Died on
Rt. 58 in Oberlin

Yi Yon-ju, South Korea
Trans. Don Mee Choi, Washington
La La La, There Is No Way of Knowing
A Tiresome Dialog
For Kanamycin

Susan Terris, California
Steep Trail to the Acropolis

Jody Winer-Cook, New York
Accident

Ava M. Hu, New York
Five Daisies

Karen Craigo, Ohio
In Praise of the Body Broken in Two