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RAVI SHANKAR
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              The Dark


                  Ten minutes ago, there was gray in the sky,
                  now there
s none, not a splotch of contour
                  and when I walk, I listen for gravel to crunch

                  underfoot so I dont end tooth in bushes.
                  Darkness in New England has a flavor close
                  to anise, a texture plush as peat moss, fills

                  the ear with cricket chirps, creaks with trees
                  amending their branches, smells like inside
                  a new shoe when there
s still tissue paper

                  crumpled in the toe, feeds full on paranoia,
                  bloats the walker with blind urge to run
                  summarily offset by the necessity to grope.
                 


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Contents

Poetry

L. N. Allen
Aaron Anstett
Dan Beachy-Quick
David Biespiel
Paula Bohince
Peter Campion
Naomi Feigelson Chase
Julia Cole
Jon Davis
Jonathan Fink
Philip Fried
Ellen Goldstein
Cynthia Huntington
Lesle Lewis
Timothy Liu
Clay Matthews
Steve Mueske
Crawdad Nelson
Michael J. Opperman
Elizabeth Percer
Robert Phillips
John Pursley III
F. Daniel Rzicznek
Ravi Shankar
Peter Jay Shippy
Katherine Soniat
Robert Stark
Jen Tynes
C. Dale Young

Reviews

MATTHEW SPERLING:
Simon Armitage's
The Shout &
Lavinia Greenlaw's
Minsk

ELIZABETH KENNEDY:
Jack Gilbert's
Refusing Heaven


KATHLEEN ROONEY:
Richard Siken's
Crush

MATTHEW SPERLING:
A.R. Ammons's
Bosh and Flapdoodle

MICHAEL C. LEONG:
Dean Young's
Elegy on Toy Piano

STEVEN D. SCHROEDER:
David Wagoner's
Good Morning and Good Night

Artwork

Layne Jackson
Eric Armusik

Contributors

 

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