Beltway Poetry Quarterly

November Issue 22:4

Volume Issue 22:4, November 2021

Table of Contents


Introduction: Issue 22.4 Rooted


Afeefah Khazi-Syed Afeefah Khazi-Syed: The Prequel, Dear Kashmir, My Lunch Box: The Exotic Bazaar, A Radio Set to 104.9 FM

Julian Matthews Julian Matthews: Falling, Benderaku, Eastern Mother, Scrabble

Fizza Abbas Fizza Abbas: Herb Beef Stew/A Nervous Pilot

Christian Paulisich Sweet Tooth, Marriage Counseling: Christian Paulisich

Paula Brancato Paula Brancato: Forget, “My Daughter the Movie Producer”

Natasha Wein Natasha Wein: Family Therapy, To My Parents

Nishi Pulugurtha She Gasped, Do I See Some Colours?: Nishi Pulugurtha

Renee Gherity My Father Was A Painter, To Mark Strand, In The Catalogue: Renee Gherity

Afsar Mohammad Afsar Mohammad: speaking from the street, Pieces of the pieces

Mia Bell Interstellar, Doll House, Chimerical: Mia Bell

John Perrault John Perrault: Pence

Patricia Davis-Muffett Waiting For Brood X: Patricia Davis-Muffett

Lisken Van Pelt Dus Lisken Van Pelt Dus: The Most Magnificent Ice Sculpture, After The Dying

Peter Grandbois Peter Grandbois: Sometimes We Stumble

Abhimanyu Kumar Abhimanyu Kumar: My Shia Heart, To Right-Wing America, I Am Your Poet, Abraham’s Lament, No More Talk of Trees

Carolyne Wright Carolyne Wright: Compared to What, Vieux Carré: Before the Storm

Ranjit Hoskote Storefront Self-portrait; Swimmer; Indorsare; Monsoon Song; Matinée; Skeleton: Ranjit Hoskote

Kirk Greenway Kirk Greenway: Annuit Coeptis (1/6/2021)

Andrew Motion On Her Blindness, The End of the World, Boomers: Andrew Motion

Joanna Solfrian The Wind; Three Joannas and I Was Not One; Phases; For Zoë: Joanna Solfrian


Indran AmirthanayagamFranc Franketienne Egg Of Light (Oeuf de Lumière) Franketienne, Selections: translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Valentina Rojas Firefly, The Hidden: Valentina Rojas, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Indran AmirthanayagamLuis Manuel Pimentel They Were Close to Almond Trees When They Believed They Were In Love: Luis Manuel Pimenetel, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam


Anne CaseyJonathan Harrington Anne Casey’s The Light We Cannot See: Reviewed by Jonathan Harrington

W. Luther JettDick Lourie Dick Lourie’s Jam Session and Other Poems: Reviewed by Luther Jett

Kristin Kowalski FerragutLucinda Marshall Inheritance of Aging Self by Lucinda Marshall: reviewed by Kristin Kowalski-Ferragut

Patrick ConnorsJeannine M. Pitas The Other Life: Patrick Connors, reviewed by Jeannine M. Pitas

Remembering Venus Thrash

Kim Roberts Venus: Kim Roberts

Kristin Kowalski Ferragut Near to Life (for Venus): Kristin Kowalski-Ferragut

Sarah Browning Beyond: Sarah Browning

Indran Amirthanayagam Juneteenth (remembering Venus): Indran Amirthanayagam

J.P. Howard Praise Poem For Venus Thrash, Double Reverse Etheree In Search of Venus Thrash: J.P. Howard