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Pandemic Spring: The Great Change

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Counting to Zero and Versus

Jeanne Wagner
Elegy for a Winding Staircase
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Christopher Cokinos
from Sofa on an Ancient Sea

Gary Duehr
To Live and Die in LA (or New York)

Marjory Woodfield
Litany of Travel

Laurence O’Dwyer
from The Lighthouse Journal

Gladys Justin Carr
Lady Gaga Sings To Us

Peter Leight
This Is Not a Confession

Laura Schulkind
A Night at the Opera

Mary Zeppa
The stars, my son, know nothing
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Poem for the Man Playing the Piano
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The Harvest from a Field on Fire

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A Thousand Kim


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The Institute for Higher Study

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Howling at the Moon

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Mudlark No. 69 (2020)  NEW
Mad for Years
Poems from Four Decades by Franz Werfel
Translated by James Reidel
Mudlark No. 68 (2020)  NEW
Annie Kim | Uses for Music
Mudlark No. 67 (2019)  NEW
Tony Beyer | Sand fire
Mudlark No. 66 (2018)
Lynne Knight | The Argument Against Eternity
Mudlark No. 65 (2018)
Michael Ruby | Titles & First Lines
Mudlark No. 64 (2018)
Shann Ray | Atomic Theory 432
Mudlark No. 63 (2017)
Christien Gholson | Tidal Flats
Mudlark No. 62 (2017)
Lynne Knight | The Bone Woman
Mudlark No. 61 (2016)
Patrick Donnelly | Jesus Said
Mudlark No. 60 (2016)
Sue D. Burton | Little Steel
Mudlark No. 59 (2015)
Mark Dow | Feedback
and Other Conversation Poems
Mudlark No. 58 (2015)
Roy Bentley | Saturday Afternoon
at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio

Mudlark No. 57 (2015)
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