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Parent Traps

May 2012 Parent Traps Imperfect parents and chary children in the May 2012 Poetry

Name Games

April 2012 Name Games Questioning identity in the April 2012 Poetry

Speech! Speech!

March 2012 Speech! Speech! Saying the Unsayable in the March 2012 Poetry

Who Knows?

February 2012 Who Knows? Invention and Attention in the February 2012 Poetry

All in the Timing

January 2012 All in the Timing Stops and Starts in the January 2012 Poetry

Hidden Messages

December 2011 Hidden Messages Questioning the Answers in the December issue of Poetry

Getting in Shape

November 2011 Getting in Shape Form and Function in the November 2011 Poetry

The Long and Short of It

October 2011 The Long and Short of It Macrocosms and miniatures in the October issue of Poetry.

Lucifer, labor, and lying

September 2011 Lucifer, labor, and lying The literal and the metaphorical in the September issue of Poetry.

Sweets and Suites

July/August 2011 Sweets and Suites The July/August double issue of Poetry searches for hidden, transformative ...

Seduction and Betrayal

June 2011 Seduction and Betrayal The problems and joys of translation in the June issue.

Words Gone Sideways

May 2011 Words Gone Sideways The May issue showcases savvy puns and slips of the tongue.

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