Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Elegies, Lamentations, Prayers

Volume 22.3, September 2021

Table of Contents


Introduction: Issue 22.3. Elegies/Lamentations/Prayers


Nina Zivancevic Now you see it- now you don’t see it ( true account of Gregory Corso): Nina Zivancevic

Elizabeth Brunazzi Native Gifts; Steeple Chase; The Patience of Dogs: Elizabeth Brunazzi

Patricia Spears Jones March 21, 2021; Patricia Spears Jones

Peter Grandbois A complete and perfect silence; Stick to intention; We are not separate: Peter Grandbois

Sally Bliumis-Dunn Romance; Aubade: Sally Bliumis Dunn

Peter Robinson Here You Are; Seducing the Uncanny; Literal Italy; Interior Life; Immense Prospects; Perpetual Elsewhere: Peter Robinson

Andre Bagoo Carnival Mask, Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: Andre Bagoo

Baron Wormser For Raymond Lévy; Brief; Night; Apartment Towers, Manhattan; NFL Poem; Selfie; The New Wave; Dasein: Baron Wormser

Zilka Joseph A-Z of Foreign Anguish; Freedom Song with Ginsberg, Dylan, Marley; Prayer: Zilka Joseph

Olga Livshin Turtle Mom; Raspberry Lockdown: Olga Livshin

Karen Poppy Spa Pass; Spy Talk: Karen Poppy

Pat Kabra Floyd; Maximum Impact: Pat Kabra


Indran AmirthanayagamChristine Guinard alors (then), tu demandes (you ask), Christine Guinard, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Indran AmirthanayagamGladys Mendia To Tele Exist Or Not, That Is The Question: Gladys Mendia, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Leslie BaryPedro Granados Climber (Enredadera): Pedro Granados, translated by Leslie Bary

Indran AmirthanayagamPauline Le Roy The Poets’ Country; Candid Climax; Ghost Party: Pauline LeRoy, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Ruy BeloAlexis Levitin Pilgrim & Guest Upon the Earth; Summer and Fall; Are Olive Trees Sad?; The True Season; A Bowl of Soup: Ruy Belo, translated by Alexis Levitin

Indran AmirthanayagamAna Guillot Mujer 1 (Woman 1), Ana Guillot, translated by Indran Amirthanayagam

Alexis LevitinRicardo Vasconcelos Between the Lines, In Their Skin, As Someone Once Said, Gazing at the Sun, Theater, Luis Miguel Nava, translated by Alexis Levitin and Ricardo Vasconcelos

Gandelsman, VladimirAndrew JancoOlga Livshin Vladimir Gandelsman, Three Translations: Olga Livshin, Andrew Janco


Jonathan HarringtonDavid Mills Boneyarn, David Mills: reviewed by Jonathan Harrington

Jiwon ChoiJonathan Harrington I Used to Be Korean, Jiwon Choi: reviewed by Jonathan Harrington

Jeannine M. PitasVijay Seshadri That Was Now, This Is Then, Vijay Seshadri: reviewed by Jeannine M. Pitas

Elizabeth Brunazzi Pedro Granados Amerindios, Pedro Granados: reviewed by Elizabeth Brunazzi

Nancy Naomi CarlsonW. Luther JettKhal Torabully Cargo Hold of Stars: Coolitude, Khal Torabully, translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson, reviewed by Luther Jett