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Winter/Spring 2002

[Volume XXVII, Number 1]

Excerpts
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Robin Behn, Alabama
    Glove
    On Thursday She Began Saying Everything at Once
    Frame

The Spoon River Poetry Review Illinois Poet: Helen Degen Cohen
    Singing about Nothing
    A Discussion with Helen Degen Cohen

Barbara J. McGrath, California
    The Weather of Memory

Contents

Marilyn Pryle, Massachusetts
    Nesting Dolls

Alicia Ostriker, New Jersey
    The Mother

Robin Behn, Alabama
    Glove
    On Thursday She Began Saying Everything at Once
    Frame
    Elegy and Request

Peggy Hong, Wisconsin
    A Symmetry of Hexagons

Myles Gordon, Massachusetts
    Sestina: Son and Mother

Martin Walls, New York
    Summer, Indiana

Jenny A. Burkholder, Illinois
    Hunger, Solitude, History at 8:00 p.m.
    Mistranslation

Andrew Miller, Denmark
    Her Norman Rockwell Heaven

Tim Kahl, California
    Loss of Rapture
    Heartland Pathology

Grey Held, Massachusetts
    The Cockateels
    First Sex

Katherine Soniat, Virginia
    Apricots and Oranges
    Winter's Plan

Matthew J. Spireng, New York
    Sunday Afternoons, Sunday Evenings

M. Bennet Smith, Oregon
    Song of Asmodeus
    On Seeing a Print in the Mud in the East Fields

Christopher Janke, Massachusetts
    The Hour Between Slipping and Landing

James Ragan, California
    The Undertaker at the All-Female Funeral Parlor in Watchet, England

Sarah Manguso, New York
    Short Essay on the Muse
    Another Poem about the Muse

Nikki Moustaki, New York
    Thinking of My Body in Love
    The Heart in a State of Bird

Julie Lechevsky, Virginia
    Doll

Ali Yuce, Turkey
  Trans. Sinan Toprak, Michigan and Gerry LaFemina, Michigan
    Even Love Wearies
    Three Nights

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The Spoon River Poetry Review

Illinois Poet: Helen Degan Cohen
    Singing about Nothing—
    A Discussion with Helen Degen Cohen
    To Poem #---5
    Ponette
    To Poem #--33
    Maborosi
    To Poem #---6
    So Our Lovely Ladies Went
    To Poem #--40
    First Leaf (Or, Glazing)

Allen Braden, Washington
    What Light There Was

Kim Bridgford, Connecticut
    Memory
    The Dolls

Edward Bartók-Baratta, Massachusetts
    This Poem

Maureen Clark, Utah
    First Shaker Settlement, Albany, New York 77

Melissa S. Stein, California
    Built It Ourselves, Out of Love and a Few Nails

Jessica L. Smucker, Illinois
    Ely
    Indian Locks

Stephanie Dickinson, New York
    Venice Canals

William Greenway, Ohio
    The Long, Dark Night of the Body
    Gypsy

JoLee Gibbons, Alabama
    For Our Possible Ascension
    First Baby

Marjorie Stelmach, Missouri
    Bent Upon Light
    Sunburn Song

Michael Cadnum, California
    Spending Night
    Town Burning

Wendy Barker, Texas
    The Divide
    Moved
    The Fifth Day

Sara Willingham, New Hampshire
    Chest of Drawers

E.M. Schorb, North Carolina
    The Bowel Organist
    The Aquarium Man

Rod Jellema, Washington, D.C.
    Bix Beiderbecke Composing a Suite For Piano, 1927-1931

Ernest Stableford, Maine
    Wash Day

Larry Janowski, Illinois
    False Gods

Julie Babcock, Illinois
    American Flyers
    Multiplication

Peggy Munson, Rhode Island
    Self: Ornithology: The Immune System
    Speedy Inexpensive Chaos Theory Poem About Short Term Memory Loss
    Four Deaths That Happened Daily

C. J. Sage, California
    Sonnet for Carryhouse and Keeper
    I, Woman
    Passage

Sally W. Bliumis, New York
    Packing
    Dream

Review Essays

Susan Kan, Massachusetts
    Finding the Ripe Vegetable

Barbara J. McGrath, California
    The Weather of Memory

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