Poems and Essays:

“I’ll Settle for a Moment of Glory”: Lesbian-Feminist Poetry in Washington


8Rock Collective

A Present

A Splendid Wake Issue

Abandoning Your Car in a Snowstorm: Rosslyn, Virginia

Affinity with Orwell

After the Mammogram

Against the Wall

An Interview with James A. Emanuel

Annie Finch Portfolio

As Powerful as a Gun

At the Emlekpont Remembrance Museum

At Watergate


Barbara Goldberg Translates Moshe Dor

Betty’s Book

Black Schist




Cacayo Ballesteros

Careless Love

Christina Daub Translates Blanca Wiethüchter

Christmas Day in Washington


Cotton Farm Blues



Dan Vera: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka Translates Lidia Kosk

David Keplinger Translates Jan Wagner

DC Poetry Anthologies

DC Slam History

Deborah Sobeloff Translates Egla Morales Blouin

Delicious, New Edition, 1986

Dream Variation

Elisavietta Ritchie Translates Anna Akhmatova

Excerpt from Graffiti Calculus

Failed Sonnet After the Verdict

Festival of Season Words

First Freed

First Fruit (And Aftermath)

Five Poems

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Five Poems from How to Prove a Theory

Five Poems from Lion Brothers

Five Poems from Meeting Bone Man

Five Poems from The Heart of a Comet

Five Poems from Umberto’s Night

Five Poems in Response to “Julius Caesar”


For My Beloved

For My Cross-Dressing Friends

For Peace in the Valley

Four excerpts from The South Orange Sonnets

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems by Ryan Wilson

Four Poems from Boyishly

Four Poems from Compass

Four Poems from Loose Weather

Four Poems from Stronger Than Cleopatra

Four Poems from The Invented Child

Four Poems in Response to “Julius Caesar”

Four Poems in Response to “Mary Stuart”

Four Poems in Response to “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

Four Poems in Response to “Two Gentlemen of Verona”

Fourteen Poems by Jessie Redmon Fauset

From Sonnets from E—

From Friends to Griots: The Modern Urban Griots

Gallery at the Tate

Grace Cavalieri: Tenth Anniversary Issue


Guilford Courthouse

Gypsy Girls


Hilary Tham: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Holly Karapetkova Translates Dostena Lavergne

Holly Karapetkova Translates Kiril Merjanski


How the Past Appeared

How We Were, How We Are

i come to the city

I Woke from the Dream

I’m In Love with the Morton Salt Girl

Impossible Bottle

In Siberia

Interrupted transmissions

Interview with Danish Kroner

Interview with May Miller

Introduction and Table of Contents: Langston Hughes Tribute Issue

Introduction to Some Of Us Press Issue

Introduction to The Jewish Issue

Introduction to the LGBTQ Issue

Introduction to the Sterling A. Brown Tribute Issue

It’s Possible I’m Too Bougie to Be Free

January 21, 2013

John Guzlowski Translates Henryk Cierniak

Jona Colson Translates Miguel Avero

Judgment of Paris

Julia Leverone Translates Francisco Urondo

July in Washington

Keith Cohen Translates Joseph Polius

Kennedy Center

Kwame Alexander: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Lake Rosseau, Canada

Larry Neal: In Service of Art


Looking at Buds

Love Among the Ruins

Macomb Street Workshops

Mary Timony is the Neighbor I Hate the Least

Mathematics of a Storm Surge

Maureen Thorson: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Merrill Leffler: Tenth Anniversary

Minus the Body

Montana Terrace

Monumental Merrill

Moonrise Over Washington

Mother Night

Myra Sklarew on William Stafford

Nancy Arbuthnot and Lê Pham Lê Translate Lê Pham Lê

Ned Balbo Translates Georg Trakl


Nine Poems by Gwendolyn Bennett

Nine Poems in Response to Richard III

No Longer Disastrous

Not a Ghazal: Snapshots from the Museum of Life

Notes on Debridement

Now Let the City Slumber

Of Course, Volcanic Activity Has Nothing To Do With Climate Change

Old Coat

Old Egg

One Poem from These Days

Ooth Jazz

Poetry Behind the Scenes at the Library of Congress

Prawn Woman

Preface to the Some Of Us Press Issue

Queuing for Lenin

Regie Cabico: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Reinaldo Arenas and Roberto Valero: Friends and Exiles in Washington, DC

Remembered by Name

Robert Hayden on the Art of Saying What Cannot Be Said

Rod Jellema Translates J.D. DeJong

Rod Jellema Translates Tjitte Piebenga

Rod Jellema Translates Tsjêbbe Hettinga

Roland Flint and Siv Cedering Fox

Sam Allen, aka Paul Vesey

Saundra Rose Maley Translates Rainer Maria Rilke

Saundra Rose Maley: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Scars of Last Year’s Leaves

Sergio Waisman Translates Yaki Setton

Seven Poems

Seven Poems

Seven Poems by Elinor Wylie

Shallows II

Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Caddo Parish

Six Poems

Six Poems

Six Poems

Six Poems by Reed Whittemore

Six Poems from The Mustard Seed

Sleep and go tidal


Storm Crossing Key Bridge

The Baby

The Correspondence of Louise Bogan

The Field at Potts Camp

The Goldfinch

The Howard Poets in Perspective

The Joke

The Marital Bed

The Switch

The Tecata Dances on Park Road

Three Poems

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Three poems

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Three poems from Blocks

Three poems from Edge

Three poems from Ice Fishing

Three poems from Rocks and Chairs

Three untitled poems

Ting Wang Translates Chen Li

To Dr. Mary Church Terrell, Crusader

To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké

To the Dunbar High School


Toni Asante Lightfoot: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Two Poems

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Two Poems from Boning Up

Two Prose Poems

Two Prose Poems

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Two Sonnets

Two Sonnets

Two Sonnets

Two Sonnets


Walt Whitman Visits the Civil War Hospital in the Patent Office (Now the National Portrait Gallery)

Watch Your Ears

Whale Songs

Why I Don’t Write Nature Poems

Woman’s Home


Yvette Neisser Moreno and Patricia Bejarano Fisher Translate Maria Teresa Ogliastri