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Your Turn, Children

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Out of the Depths

Lindsay Doukopoulos
Valentine’s Day at the DMV and Mask

Idris Anderson
Bomber Boy

Lily Robert-Foley and Camille Bloomfield
Lecteurs simultanés/Simultaneous readings

Annie Kim
Night at the Cyclorama

Christopher Cokinos
The 21st-Century Nature Poem,
written in response to Greg Wrenn's essay
in APR, “The 23rd-Century Nature Poem,”
followed by Wrenn’s response to Cokinos,
One Whale Shark Eye, and Haute Ecology,
Cokinos’ final response to Wrenn.

Kim Peter Kovac
Fujita-San Writes Fukushima

John Valentine
Four Poems

Barbara March
Tonic of Wildness

Luisa Muradyan
Poem for the Man Playing the Piano
in Front of the Wall of Police

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Stephen Bunch
Second Life

Virginia Schaefer
Borrowed Finery


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Lily Robert-Foley and Camille Bloomfield  NEW
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Oliver Rice
The Institute for Higher Study

Michael Hettich
Howling at the Moon

Timothy Bradford | Oracular

Michael Ruby | First Names

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Christopher Locke  NEW

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Mudlark No. 59 (2015)  NEW
Mark Dow | Feedback
and Other Conversation Poems
Mudlark No. 58 (2015)  NEW
Roy Bentley | Saturday Afternoon
at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio

Mudlark No. 57 (2015)  NEW
Poems from Franz Werfel’s Judgment Day
Translated by James Reidel
Mudlark No. 56 (2015)
Gerald Fleming | (This) One
Mudlark No. 55 (2014)
Peter Marcus | Taking/Flight
Mudlark No. 54 (2014)
Meredith Stricker | Intervals of Sun Almost Black
Mudlark No. 53 (2014)
Some Uncommon Poems and Versions
by Georg Trakl, Translated by James Reidel
Mudlark No. 52 (2013)
David Koehn | Field of View
Mudlark No. 51 (2013)
Rose McLarney | Hone Creek
Mudlark No. 50 (2013)
Kip Knott | Afraid of Heaven
Mudlark No. 49 (2013)
Brian Clements | not meant for you   Dear Love
Mudlark No. 48 (2012)
John Allman | Little Songs
from The Blue Gazebo
Mudlark No. 47 (2012)
Jeffrey Little | Is Nature is as a Sound is
as Zero is as the Hook Dog Blues

Mudlark No. 46 (2012)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Season of Change
Mudlark No. 45 (2012)
Stephen Knauth | Frederica
Mudlark No. 44 (2011)
Claire Bateman | The Waterbird
Mudlark No. 43 (2011)
Virginia Schaefer | Shape Shifter
Mudlark No. 42 (2011)
Nathaniel Vincent Mohatt | Rotary House
Mudlark No. 41 (2010)
Oliver Rice | Afterthoughts, Siestas
Mudlark No. 40 (2010)
Michael Hettich | Measuring the Days
Mudlark No. 39 (2010)
Drew Dillhunt | 3,068,518
Mudlark No. 38 (2009)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | The Limbo Suite
Mudlark No. 37 (2008)
John Allman | from Older Than Our Fathers
Mudlark No. 36 (2008)
Peter Waldor | Leg Paint
Mudlark No. 35 (2008)
Charles Freeland
The Case of the Danish King Halfdene
Mudlark No. 34 (2007)
Donald Wellman | Baroque Threads
Mudlark No. 33 (2007)
Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Cassiopeia
Above the Banyan Tree

Mudlark No. 32 (2007)
Laura McCullough | Elephant Anger
Mudlark No. 31 (2006)
John Allman | Lowcountry
Mudlark No. 30 (2006)
Mike Smith | Anagrams of America
Mudlark No. 29 (2005)
Dawn Tefft | Field Trip to My Mother
and Other Exotic Locations

Mudlark No. 28 (2005)
Brian Clements | Use Cases
Mudlark No. 27 (2005)
María Lojo, trans. Brett Alan Sanders
Knocking at the Doors of Heaven
Mudlark No. 26 (2004)
Kip Knott | Whisper Gallery
Mudlark No. 25 (2004)
Ruth Daigon | Time Means Nothing At All
Mudlark No. 24 (2004)
Michael Ruby | First Names
Mudlark No. 23 (2003)
Garin Cycholl | Disruptive Cinema
Mudlark No. 22 (2003)
Jeffrey Little | Biography
As In Syntax: The Babble Poems

Mudlark No. 21 (2002)
R. D. Girard
The Price of Water in Los Angeles
Mudlark No. 20 (2002)
Chris Semansky | André Breton
Works the Crisis Prevention Hotline

Mudlark No. 19 (2002)
John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan, Steve Chinna
Smith Street (Between Heaven and Hell)
Mudlark No. 18 (2001)
James Brook | Weather and Repetition
Mudlark No. 17 (2001)
Robert Gregory | Clouds & Green Police
Mudlark No. 16 (2001)
Stuart Lishan | from Body Tapestries
Mudlark No. 15 (2000)
Jeffrey Little | crayola in arcana
Mudlark No. 14 (2000)
Sarah Law | The Baptism of the Neophytes
Mudlark No. 13 (2000)
Edward Harkness | A Note to My Sons
Mudlark No. 12 (1999)
Martin Bennett
At a Shift of Points the Chorus Switches
Mudlark No. 11 (1999)
Richard von Sturmer | Blue Cliff Verses
Mudlark No. 10 (1998)
Diane Wald | Improvisations
on Titles of Works by Jean Dubuffet

Mudlark No. 9 (1998)
Andrew Schelling | The Road to Ocosingo
Mudlark No. 8 (1998)
Sheila E. Murphy
A Sound the Mobile Makes in Wind
Mudlark No. 7 (1997)
Mike O'Connor | Only a Friend Can Know:
Poems and Translations from the Chinese

Mudlark No. 6 (1997)
Henry Gould | Island Road
Mudlark No. 5 (1997)
Joe Ahearn | Five Fictions
Mudlark No. 4 (1996)
Van K. Brock | A Conversation
with Martin Heidegger
(English original)
Josef Pesch (German translation)
Mudlark No. 3 (1996)
Gerald Fleming | Ars Poetica
Mudlark No. 2 (1996)
Frances Driscoll | The Rape Poems
Mudlark No. 1 (1995)
David Swoyer | Twelve of One
Valerie Anthony | A Dozen of the Other