CQ 2018-2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF 
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California Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 3, Fall 2020
Edited by Terry Ehret
Cover Art: Mléčná dráha/Milky Way by Andrea Smišková Ehret

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California Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 3 (Fall 2020)

As Long as You - Sandra Kolankiewicz  7
Chaparral Diane Lee Moomey  8
Crossing Over Carla Schick  8
Truth — Camille Kantor  9
Insatiably Satiated — Sean MicKael Wilson  9
Icarus, My Child  — Basha Hirschfeld  10
After Waking — Leslie Hendrickson-Baral  11                                                             
words said at a crossroads —  Mayowa Oyewale  12
Co-Existence — Carla Schick  12
A Trip to Costco — Shawna L. Swetech  13
Kintsugi — D.K. Borowitz   14
The Turning — Ken Autrey 15
Letter in a Mine Field — Andrew Miller 16
Exile — Claire Drucker 17
America — Dane Cervine  18
On the Anniversary of the LA Riots — Philip Asaph  19
Young Americans — Eliot Schain 20
Oh, Sloping Land — Carol Griffin 21
I Had Chosen — Amy Moore  22
Samson — Iain Twiddy 23
Panacea — Gursahiba Gill  24
Negotiations with a Gorgon — Dovilè Meliauskaitè  25
I Invited a Rock, When I Should … — Abigail Selby 26
Summer Trip to Death Valley — Jianqing Zheng 27
Just Cold — Selina Whiteley 28
Is About — Jenny Kempf 29
When Matryoshka Dolls Take … — Rikki Santer 30
Mother Says I Have to Suffer … — Joan Gerstein 31
Those Odd Masks — James Piatt 32
Lyngby Sø  — Michael Pearce 33
Big River  — Joseph Murphy             34
A Kings River Scene at Laton — Bill Simmons 35
New Home — Raphael Block 35
River Road — Penel Alden 36
The Pink — Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue 37
If I were a poet, I would have known — Mariana Kovalic Silva 38
Meditation — Thomas Dorsett 39
the sound  —  Renée Owen 39
Schenectady — John Hazard 40
A Bird Sings — Susan Coronel 41
Cypress  — William Snyder Jr. 42
Ben Brown Answers the Fatalists  —  Michael Spence 43
Playing from Memory   — Frederick Wilbur 44
νησί των γατών (Isle of Cats)  —  Mark Osaki 45
pulse of cricket song —  Renée Owen 45
Greek Glamour — Ruth Holzer 46
Analog — Raynald Nayler 47
Dear Grandfathers — Matthew Williams  48
I Can See It in My Daughters’ Eyes — Livingston Rossmoor  49
Pharaoh’s Boat — Jane Stuart  50
Garden — Warren Slesinger 51
The Tomato Cage — John P. Kristofco 52
After Eons — Amy Trussell 53
To a Halt  — Cathy Porter  54
Thoughts from a Moving Train  — Marilyn Robertson 55
Days of Consequence   — Jean Esteve 56
The Circled Years — Nancy C. Dougherty 57
Permission — Sandra Anfang  58

California Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 2, Summer 2020
Edited by Maura Harvey
Cover Art: This Wave by Kathryn de Laszlo


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California Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 2

Sailing - Mark Belair 7
fragile is the rose - Peter S. Hein 7
Carpe, Fool - David Denny 8
Zarathustra Abecedarius - Fred Yannantuono 9
Nuggets from Namibia - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 9
Quarantine - Nicola Waldron 10
Five-Year Old - Roy Mash 10
The Williams Triad - Judith Saunders 11
Arbol a Uno Mirlo en … - Marisa Martínez Pérsico 12
A Tree for a Blackbird in … - Jeanie R.C. Toscano, tr. 13
Look, Stop and Listen - Milton P. Ehrlich 14
Nature’s Retreat - Tomas Gayton 15
Panic Pandemic - Tomas Gayton 15
Free - Esther L. Palmer 16
New Place - Bibhu, Pabhi 17
Obsession’s Motivated Solution - Jerry Sexton 18
Jose Feliciano in Concert - Edwin Romond 19
When the Last Piece of Clothing - Roy Mash 19
Flamingo Dawn - Mary Wilix 20
That Awkward Journey… - Evalyn Lee 21
blowing bubbles... - Deborah P. Kolodji 21
The Pier in Santiago Bay - Joseph D. Milosch 22
Find Me - a.Lynn Brown 23
Sparrow, Reversed - Cathryn Hankla 24
Freud’s Nudes - Ben Nice 24
Not Worth Reading  - Luis Gallo 25
The Carpenter Bee - Joel Savishinsky 26
Set at Oman - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 27
Cold as ICE - Anna Nicolas  28
Cowabunga! The Jam Jar is… - Kit Kennedy 29
Hoarder’s Excuse - Dana Stamps II 30
Cross-polination - Brian Kirven 31
Assessment - David C. Rice 32
It’s News to Me - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 33
Cities of this world… - ayaz daryl nielsen 33
Night Life - Brian Kirven 34
Vida Nocturna - Brian Kirven, tr. 35
Roxy’s Gift - Pearl Karrer 36
Like a Rush of Blackbirds - Pearl Karrer 36
Reading the Romantics - Roy Mash 37
we imagined we were men… - Robert Paul Cesaretti 38
Sage Advice - Jeffrey L. Taylor 38
Ice Walking - Jeeni Criscenzo 39
Suicidal Eagles - Kelly Talbot 40
Awake - Jane Ann Flint 41
Kandi - Marganne Glasser 42
partisan politics… - Deborah P Kolodji 42
A Long Way Away - Christopher Kuhl 43
Benumbed - Douglas Nordfors 44
That Day in Hades - Claire Scott 45
Strange Antlers  - Richard Jarrette 46
Clair de lune - Doreen Stock 48
Message Threads - Maura Harvey 49
Yeats and Lost Love  - Mai-Lon Gittelsohn 50
Sequester - Jane Ann Flint 51
Keeping in Touch - Mo Lynn Stoycoff 52
after our house fire - ayaz daryl nielsen 52
Isolating Guilt  - Terrie Ogilvie 53
Measure Twice, Cut Once- Todd Capeland 53
Warmth - Liz Dossa 54
Coyote Song - A.Downing-Yaconelli 55
Renewal - Lea Aschkenas 56
From A Window - Nicola Waldron 57
Summer Garden Ball - Jeeni Criscenzo 57
Extinctions - Joanne Sharp 58
spring rain - ayaz daryl nielsen 58

California Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, Spring 2020
Edited by Margaret Saine
Cover Art: Manoscritto di una vita 2018 (Manuscript of a Lifetime) by Enzo Patti


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California Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 1, Spring 2020

de Agua Salada - Mario Zúñiga Núñez 7
from Salt Water - Margaret Saine,Tr. 7
Italy Meets Ivory Coast - Kalyna Temertey-Canta 8
Dejaste un papel amarillo... - Javier Campos 9
You left a yellow paper... - Margaret Saine,Tr. 9
Love in a Field of Miners’ Lettuce - Susan E. Gunter 10
Fata Morgana in a Field of Tarweed - Dave Seter 11
Dusk - Aidan Coleman 12
World of Dreams - Alessio Zanelli 13
View from the Ranch - Alice Pero 14
“golden leaves fluttering birds...” - Rebecca Anne Banks 14
Not Mine to Shape -  David Anderson 15
Interlude in the Trader Joe’s... -  Joanne Jagoda 16
Hiking After the Dinner Party - Chris Foster 17
Milton’s Fluid - d.p. houston 17
Мигът - Alexander Shurbanov 19
Moment - Alexander Shurbanov, Tr. 19
What’s Inside - Beth S. Pollak 20
I Was Wild Once - Gwynn O’Gara 21
Elevator -  Cathy Porter 22
Men at Work - Tasha Cotter 23
Kite  - Clarke Andros 24
Recuerdo - Alejandra Castellanos 25
Memory - Margaret Saine, Tr. 25
The Moon Is an Egret - Michael Montgomery 26
Melancholie - Karl Greisinger 27
Melancholy - Margaret Saine, Tr. 27
Committees - David Pratt 28
Home Front: A Remembrance - Jean Esteve 29
Politicians - Pande Manoylov 30
Del Origen - Otoniel Guevara 31
About the Origin - Margaret Saine, Tr. 31
No Cure - Claire Scott 32
The Road of Love - Timothy Fab-Eme 33
Armonia - Rita Stanzione 34
Harmony - Margaret Saine, Tr. 34
Stars Behind Your Eyes - Susan Richardson 35
Impara la tua arte... Claudia Russo 36
Learn your art... Margaret Saine, Tr. 37
Alertos emergen los verdes - Jeanie R. C. Toscano 38
Alert the greens emerge - Margaret Saine, Tr. 39
Epithalamion - John Blair 40
definitorio - Elizabeth Soto 41
in lieu of a definition - Margaret Saine, Tr. 41
Snowmelt - Marianne Karplus 42
A Second Look - John Schneider 42
Do the Garden Snails Know? - Lane Larson 43
de la utilidad de la poesía II - Eliécer Almaguer 44
on the usefulness of poetry II - Margaret Saine, Tr. 45
Sculpture - Lisa Shirley 46
Vision - Matthew J. Spireng 47
The Dame Who Marks Time - Marie Lecrivain 48
My Hollow Window - Marilynn Talal 49
Paying the Ferryman - Ruth Holzer 50
Door - Benjamin Nash 51
Mom & the Bridge - Kristin Lawrence 52
Wish - Patricia Nelson 53
When... Donald Fisher 54
Last Pomegranate - Maja Trochimczyk 55
Hai bevuto una spremuta - Terry Olivi 56
You drank a freshly squeezed - Margaret Saine, Tr. 57
Agonies of Sand - Savita Singh 58


TABLE OF CONTENTS OF 
THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY IN 2019


California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 4, Winter 2019
Edited by Pearl Karrer
Cover Art: Ice Cutting by Pearl Karrer

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Leaves of Poems  -   Thomas A. West, Jr.   -   7
Hiking Mogollon Rim    -  Jedediah Smith  -  8
Reply to Adrienne  - Allegra Jostad Silberstein  -  9
Giving Way    -    Anne-Marie Cadwallader   - 10
Penumbra    -   James Deahl   - 11
Kaleidoscope   -  Valerie M. Griggs    -   12
Windows    -    Marilyn Robertson   -  12
Brittle as Silica  -   Yixuan Shi    -  13
Desert Dance at Joshus Tree -  Dana Robbins  -  14
Crossings  -    Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong   -   15
The Lucky Ones -   Lucille Lang Day  -  16
Ranas   -  Carla Pravisani     -    17
Frogs   -  Margaret Saine (Tr.)   -   17
The Backpack for the Pilgrimage   -   Martina Nicholson   -   18
Crossing Over   -    Mike Dillon  -  19
Canary. Coalmine.   -  Susan Schaefer Bernardo  - 20
Coming of Age   -   Charles Joseph Albert   -    22
Be Still   -   Jacqueline Henry   -  23
Spin Cycle    -    Susan Schaefer Bernardo   -  24
Dance from Another Continent   -   Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong - 26
Let It Be   -    Allegra Jostad Silberstein -   26
On Losing a Friend to Camouflage  -  Stephanie Pressman  -   27
Love in Autumn  - Laurie Lessen Reiche  - 28
Innisfree  - Marilyn Robertson  -  29
Evanesce   -   Richard Brostoff   -  30
The New Life   -  Steven Gizitsky  -  32
Heat Wave    -    Johanna Ely     -  33
Downward from the Flames -Lucille Lang Day- 34
Where Is Love   -  Barbara Tramonte   -     35
Judith and Holofernes  - Stephanie Pressman -  36
Design   - Valerie M. Griggs  -   38
Intimate Conversation  -  Gary Metheny  -  39
Paint Job  -  Kevin J. McDaniel   -  40
Cerebral Roulette   -   Charles Joseph Albert    -  41 
Her Voice Is a Wing  -  Steven Gizitsky  -    42
Otoño en el pensamiento  - Carla Pravisani   -   43
Autumn in my ThoughtsMargaret Saine (Tr.) - 43
Drake’s Estero   -   Jeffrey L. Taylor  -   44
View from Tam -    Jeffrey L. Taylor   -   44
A Lamp on a Polished Table  -  Katharyn Howd Machan - 45
Self Portrait 1907:…  -    Jeanne Wagner   - 46
White Camellias in November - Jerome Gagnon - 47
Wonder   -  William Synder, Jr.  -   48
Equinox    -    James Deahl     -  49
On Crossing an Alpine Snowfield -  Scott Honeycutt   - 50
When My Neighbor Says the Fence -  Jeanne Wagner - 51
Walking among Redwoods  -   Jerome Gagnon -  52
Our Silence Is in Listening   -  Johanna Ely   -  53
Snowdrop     -   DJ Tyrer  -  53

The 33rd Annual Poetry Contest     -   54
Brief Judge’s Bio (Lisa Rosenberg)  -   54
Judge’s Comments  -   55
Stone, She  -    R. J. Keeler   -    56
Skull of Moon, Fist of Stars  - Claire Scott  -  57
For the Young Man Unimpressed - Kathleen McClung - 58



California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 3, Fall 2019
Edited by Maja Trochimczyk 
Cover Art: Fruit and Teacups by Debby Beck

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Remembering Russell Salamon - Lois P. Jones 7
Redwood Trees - Russell Salamon 8
Lament Flight - Russell Salamon 9
Nocturne 8 - Russell Salamon 10
Nocturne 16 - Russell Salamon 11
Serenity at Dawn - Jianquing Zheng 12
folding laundry - Willitts Jr. Martin 12
Context and the Seasons - Sandra Kolankiewicz 13
Near Delphi - Jane Stuart 13
Roman Holiday - Leslie Hendrickson-Baral 14
On the Capitoline -  Ruth Holzer 14
Kuramathi Dawn - Alessio Zanelli 15
Lake Willoughby - David Rosenheim 16
Wash Wonderland - Pamela Shea 17
Seeing - Jianquing Zheng 18
Cambria - William Scott Galasso 19
Patience after Basho - Carla Schick 20
The Breath - Maggie Hawthorne 21
The Mystery of Time - Anna Maria Mickiewicz 21
Casals Plays the Cello Suites - Deborah Bachels Schmidt 22
Sapote - Kath Abela Wilson 23
Summer Apple - Georgia Jones-Davis 24
Canning Apricots - Deborah Bachels Schmidt 25
Three Deliveries and a Room... Mariano Zaro 26
Mama - Susan Keyes Morrison 28
Today - I Put Up Dill Pickles Lynne Potts 29
Eri un maestro potatore - Terry Olivi 30
Il primo fiore di limone - Terry Olivi 30
You were a master at pruning - Margaret Saine, tr. 31
The first lemon blossom - Margaret Saine, tr. 31
At the Funeral - C. Dodds Musser 32
Anatomy of a Blanket - Elsa Samkow-Frausto 33
Ardoch Homestead - Susan Keyes Morrison 34
I know the figs are ripe - Kath Abela Wilson 34
La fin du monde - Mick Kennedy 35
Mom’s Word - L. Hendrickson-Baral 36
The German Chancellor... Sharon Chmielarz 37
Sserenity in Bend - Mary Jo West 38
Moving through the Lawn - Joel Fry 38
We Exist - Margaret Saine 39
It is Enough for Now - Andrena Zawinski 40
Cosi esisti - Paolo Staglianò 41
This is how you exist - Margaret Saine, tr. 41
One - Jane Rosenberg LaForge 42
End of the Line - Mark Belair 43
Fox in the Woods - Brendan O’Tuathalain 44
Eyes of Love - Emory D. Jones 44
Tree Rings - Richard Dinges, Jr. 45
The Cathedral at Chartres - C. Dodds Musser 46
Patchwork Dream Pantoum ... Andrena Zawinski 47
(Abecederian) Bird Feeder - Guinotte Wise 48
Bobcat and Two Cubs - Annette Friend 49
Partons à la découverte des îles - Éliphen Jean 50
Let’s Go & Discover the Islands - Margaret Saine, tr. 51
Coyote - Ed Rosenthal 52
Mountains - Clint Bowman 53
in this windfallen - Kath Abela Wilson 53
Carving the Mystic Wood - Brian K. Turner 54
Unbroken Circle - P.V. Beck 55
A House of Air - Susan Rogers 56
Greening - P.C. Moorehead 57
After Climbing - Jianquing Zheng 58
a guttural cry of geese - Willitts Jr. Martin 59
The Day after Thanksgiving - Jessica Day 60



California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2, Summer 2019 
edited by Nancy Cavers Dougherty 
Cover Art: Lettuce by Christine Walker

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Unlikely and Least - Raphael Block 7
Moon Music - Mark J. Mitchell 8
Out Park Presidio - John Briscoe  9
Crepuscular - Reza Ghahremanzadeh 10
I’m Only Thinking... - David James 11
Instinctual - Amy Trussell 12
After Sorrows - Jackie Huss Hallerberg 13
All the Weight - Holly Day 14
Venice - Ken Autrey 15
Aftershock - Michael Cadnum 16
Unsure of What the Sea’s... - Fred Yannantuono 17
My Husband Is a Gypsy - Marcia B. Loughran 18
Vine in Leaf - Doreen Stock 19
Bear Lake, Idaho - Ana Manwaring 20
American Kestrel - Joyce Snyder 21
Afterwards - John Terenzi 22
Karmic Strings - John Forrest Harrell 23
Faded - Raleigh Scott Wood 23
We Were Speaking of Picasso - Doreen Stock 24
By the River - Milly Brown 25
Grand Canyon Treasure - John Forrest Harrell 26
Travel Time - C. Fausto Cabrera 27
Stealing Fire - Raphael Block 28
News - Andrew Vogel 29
Prayer Rug - Fahredin Shehu 29
Le Onde - Paolo Staglianò 30
The Waves - Margaret Saine (tr.)  31
Interlude - John Forrest Harrell 32
The Parade - Gregory Natt 33
Without Device - Margaret Rooney 34
The Dilemma of the Quercus - Ana Manwaring 35
Faith - Jackie Huss Hallerberg 36
Invisible Silence - Linda Ibbotson 37
Something Cold Hit the Window - Pamela Stone Singer 38
The Art of Transforming... - Charlene Langfur 39
Image of our Winterreise - Fahredin Shehu 40
Veteran’s Day, 2018 - Thomas A. West, Jr. 41
Scent - Laura Blatt 42
Votive - Andrew Vogel 43
Out of the Loop - Kate McNairy 44
Amelia Earhart - Reza Ghahremanzadeh 45
Folk Song - Mark J. Mitchell 45
How to Live - Marilyn Robertson 46
Television - Kate McNairy 47
The Player King and His Troupe...- Robert Cooperman 48
Free Will - d.p. houston 49
Beachcomber - Bray McDonald 50
Feeding Time in the Valley - Arlene Downing-Yaconelli 51
Cellist - Margaret Rooney 52
Sky Burial - Pamela Stone Singer 53
History - Gregory Natt 54
Momentary Sighting - Marcia B. Loughran 55
The Rain in Santa Clarita - Michael P. Montgomery 56
Common Prayer, Sutro Heights - John Briscoe 57
 Ramble in a Coastal Wood - Deborah Taylor-French 58

California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1, Spring 2019, 
Edited by Maura Harvey
Cover Art: Blue Ice by Marion Wang

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Go to the Blue Oak - Dave Seter 7
Prism at Sunrise - Marganne Glasser 8
My Clarity - Lea Aschkenas 9
Scenes by the Pepper Tree - Carla McGill 10
Here Now - Claudia Chapline 12
Untitled Haiku - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 12
a pantoum yet to be titled - David Anderson 13
Who Will Inherit Our Earth? - James Deahl 14
Phoenix - Steve Denehan 15
The Formula for Success - Matthew J. Spireng 15
અક્ષર - Piyush Thakkar 16
Letter -  Dileep Jhaveri (Tr.) 17
Old Westerns and a Fistful...- Neal Zirn 18
Autumn Sunlight - 3 Tanka - Jane Stuart 19
Sixty - Doris Padilla 20
Day Dream - Michael J. Shepley 20
A Man at Sixty - Warren Slesinger 21
Great Uncle Tierney - Joseph Milosch 22
What Will You Do - Sharon Fain 23
Recordando Sus Pasos - Brian Kirven 24
Remembering His Steps - Brian Kirven (Tr.) 25
Assisted Living - Joanne Sharp 26
A Walk in the Woods - Diane Funston 27
Brevity - Brenda Yates 28
Untitled Haiku - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 29
Dawn - Liz Dossa 30
A Sense of Direction - Mai-Lon Gittelsohn 31
A Lifetime in a Cup of Tea - Jim Moreno 32
On a Painting by Chagall - David Denny 33
Game of Plastic - L. B. Miller 34
Fall Sweep - Gwen Monohan 35
Seagulls - Dion O’Reilly 36
Out of the Blind - Stephen Ajay 37
Investment Advice - AE Hines 38
My Head Under Construction - Amanda Lewis 39
An Old Story - Al Zolynas 40
Sometimes I Can’t Watch... - Marty Walsh 41
The Bears - Kristin Ruth Lawrence 42
Collecting Cuyas - Tomás Gayton 43
Mt. San Jacinto, Sunrise - Peter Hein 44
The Cruel One - Dennis B. Ledden 44
Bats at Twilight Penny Perry 45
don’t know what you’ve got... - Joanne Sharp 46
Widow Ellen - Tovatt Leary 47
It’s Her Way - Gary Metheny 48
* - Simon Perchik 49
Customer Service Has Its Limits - George J. Searles 50
Hoarding Time - Claire Scott 51
The Dance - Sandy Carpenter 52
Winding Down - John Forrest Harrell 52
Untitled Haiku - Elizabeth Yahn Williams 53
Farewell to Bristol - Michael J. Shepley 53
Hollywood Glamour V... - David E. Spiering 54
Nasturtium - Patricia Nelson 55
Assumptions - Cathy Porter 56
Without Rain - 4 - Daniel Thomas 57
Solstice - John P. Kristofco 58


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THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY IN 2018

California Quarterly 44:1, Spring 2018 
Edited by Maja Trochimczyk
Cover Art: Yucca  by Abby Diamond

TABLE OF CONTENTS
California Quarterly, Volume 44, Number 1

Fragments - Jerry Sexton 7
The Night Sky - Thomas Mitchell 8
October Yellow Jackets - Mary Lou Wickham 9
Yellow School Bus (Haiku) - William Scott Galasso 9
Autumn Song - Thomas Mitchell 10
Meditation - Pamela Shea 10
Coming Home - Momoyo Capanna 11
The Holy - Claire Millikin 12
Pause at the Long Valley Caldera - Selma Calnan 13
Autumn of My Life (Tanka) - Kath Abela Wilson 13
Devore Fire - Dana Stamps, II 14
Light Shimmers (Haiku) - Maja Trochimczyk 14
Evacuation - Shirley Geok-lin Lim 15
Unknown Happens - David E. Howerton 15
Waiting for Santa Claus  - Shirley Geok-lin Lim 16
Japanese Maple (Haiku) - Susan Rogers 17
Parti juste comme ça - Michael D. Amitin 18
Gone Like That - Lionel Roudet (Tr.) 19
Elohim - d.p. houston 20
Waiting - Marlene Hitt 20
National Botanical Gardens - Alun Rees 21
Late October  - Thomas Mitchell 22
Signs of Winter (Tanka) - Kath Abela Wilson 22
Good Evening - AE Hines 23
Visión del Vals de La Nieve - Rodolfo Hausler 24
First Snow - Kath Abela Wilson 24
A Vision of the Snow Waltz - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 25
Winter Triangle (Haiku) - Deborah P Kolodji 25
Christmas Cards - Ken Autrey 26
Quatre Saisons - Jane Stuart 27
In the Village of Trélex - Lois P. Jones 28
Song of the Pear - Lia Brooks 29
Water from Air - Jane North 30
Only My (Haiku) - Deborah P Kolodji 30
Meeting Max on His Zero Birthday - Patricia Hukill 31
Shining Shoes - Ken Autrey 32
Wren Song (Haiku) - Deborah P Kolodji 32
Twone - Alessio Zanelli 33
Remembering When … New -   David E. Howerton 33
The Wish of Hedera - Kath Abela Wilson 34
Race to Spring - Alice Pero 35
When That Radiance Breaks - Stephen Colley 36
Lucid - d.p. houston 37
Cerulean Blue - AE Hines 38
The Veil - Mimi Whittaker 39
Cutouts - Ken Autrey 40
Catching Wood - John Schneider 41
Playing with Shadows - Margaret Saine 42
Puny Human - Joshua Savage 43
Response to Mother Earth - Joshua Savage 44
To Ear by Wing - Kath Abela Wilson 45
Grass - Susan Rogers 46
Off the Dock - John Schneider 47
Can’t Sit Still (Haiku) - William Scott Galasso 47
Waves Crashing - David E. Howerton 48
The Sea - Alessio Zanelli 48
Sandpipers - Jean Esteve 49
Salt Wind (Haiku) - Deborah P Kolodji 49
Twin Jellyfish (Haiku) - Maja Trochimczyk 49
Awakening Marlene Hitt  - 50
An Orchestra of Dreams - Jane Stuart 50
Trampoline Cleaning - Pamela Shea 51
Peaceful Journey - Marlene Hitt 51
Where I Live - Dana Stamps, II 52
Erin’s Song - Susan Rogers 53
Visión de Orion - Rodolfo Hausler 54
Suza  - Susan Rogers 54
Vision of Orion - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 55
I Will Be Burned (Tanka) - William Scott Galasso 55
To Come - Madeleine S. Butcher 56
Creation - Jane Stuart 56
Revel … - Alice Pero 57
White on Blue - Stephen Colley 58
Arbor Cosmica - Maja Trochimczyk 59


California Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 2, Summer 2018 
Edited by Pearl Karrer

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California Quarterly, Volume 44, Number 2
Delicious - Alan Harawitz 7
Fact Checking Poetry... - D. A. Hosek 7
Against Resolutions - Jeanine Stevens 8
Bloom - Marilyn Robertson 9
Books - Johanna Ely 10
Caravans - David Luisi 11
A Cave to Come Under #9 - Neil Cain 11
The Girl in the Garden -  Gary Metheny 12
András Schiff Plays Bach’s... - Lucille Lang Day 13
Semaphores - Bonnie Kwong 14
Still Life at Sea - Joseph Zaccardi 16
Coming of Age - Bonnie McManis 17
Warnings from Rattlesnake Ridge - Lisa Norris 18
Scout - Susan Terris 19
Poema olvidado -  Maura Harvey 20
Forgotten Poem - Maura Harvey (Tr.) 21
Enter the Emperor -  Dan Richman 22
Ancient World - Mary Jo West 23
Stones  - Marvin Glasser 24
Silence  - Mike Dillon 24
Milk and Moonlight - Betsy Mars 25
I Dreamed of Skyscrapers - Paula Yup 25
Artist - Howard Winn 26
Single-Spaced Life - Claire Scott 27
Looking into Things - Marvin Glasser 28
Disappearing Act - Howard Winn 29
Prologue to The Taming... - Craig Kurtz 30
Hamlet Alive  - Ira Rosenstein 31
Trucker Dream  - Judith Ann Levison 32
Toast  - Susan Terris 33
The Glove Factory -  Claire Ortaldo 34
Indigo Warp, White  Weft - Kevin Casey 36
Wander Land -  James Ph. Kotsybar 36
There is a small room... - Kenneth Salzmann 37
Grief is Messy - Cathy Porter 38
Combs and Brushes - Matthew J. Spireng 39
American Original - Alan Harawitz 40
Backbeat - Dan Richman 41
The I Afloat - Marvin Glasser 42
Two Birds on a Wire - Johanna Ely 43
Taking Off Our Clothes - Claire Ortalda 44
Promises - Alice Gresto 46
Farewell - Judith Ann Levison 47
Burning Poems - Deborah H. Doolittle 48
Incarnation - Betsy Mars 49
Sun - Santiago B. Villafania 50
Oppression - Marilyn Robertson 51
Oración de plenilunio - Maura Harvey 52
Full Moon Prayer - Maura Harvey 53
Temples - Bonnie McManis 54
At twilight - Johanna Ely 55
undula-  Bonnie Kwong 56
Roses  - Lucille Lang Day 58
At the End of the Day  - David James 59


California Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 3, Fall 2018
 Edited by Terry Ehret


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California Quarterly, Volume 44, Number 3

Interview -  Gerald Fleming 7
Connect - Gerald Fleming 7
Disección de la poesía - Eliécer Almaguer 8
Dissection of Poetry- - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 9
Before Words - Maurice Healy 10
Two Autumns  - Maurice Healy 10
Down I-5 - Rosa Lane 11
crawl along roses - Evan Anders 12
She/Her - Claire Scott 13
graffiti - Khédija Gadhoum 14
graffiti - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 15
The One He Calls Beautiful - Jean Esteve 16
Great Storm - DJ Tyrer 16
Found Poem for the Lost - E. P. Fisher 17
Once Again - d.n. simmers 18
where are the nice boys - Anthony Simone 19
losing - Anthony Simone 19
Gate - Patricia Nelson 20
Rowers on the Pier - Owen O’Sullivan 21
The Rest is Silence - Phyllis Meshulam 22
Summer  - Shawna L. Swetech 23
Waterfall - Janet Jennings 24
In the Boboli - Kevin Pryne 25
borderless days  - Renée Owen 25
Padre Island - Troy Reeves 26
Big Yellow Fan  - Gary Metheny 27
Misperception of Time - John Zedolik 28
Nocturnus 13 - Jeff Graham 29
Nocturnus 16 - Jeff Graham 29
Colored Star - Tom McFadden 30
Night - Raphael Block 31
Non È Questo un Sogno? - Antonio Blunda 32
Is This Not a Dream? - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 32
Evening Dreams - Richard Dinges, Jr. 33
deep - Renée Owen 33
Pascal’s Law of Connected Vessels - Vince Montague 34
where sea - Renée Owen 35
Bible Studies #8 - Murray Silverstein 36
Did - Steve Gilmartin 37
God’s Math - Pamela Sumners 38
A Memory in Exile - Baloian 40
white butterflies - Renée Owen 40
The Road - Patrice Warrender 41
Inshallah - Flaminia Cruciani 42
Inshallah - Steven Grieco-Rathgeb (Tr.) 43
Dove si trova il senso del sentiero? - Cinzia Marulli 44
Where is the sense of the road? - Margaret Saine (Tr.) 45
Clearing in a Grove  - Stephanie Moore 46
Sadique Couture - Stephen Eric Berry 47
What I Teach 3rd Graders - Lisa Shulman 48
Remorse - d. p. houston 50
Have Mercy Upon Me, O Lord - Jean Wong 50
Up in the Rockies - Brenda Yates 52
Temporal - Barbara Swift Brauer 52
Like a Cloud Calling Me Rainy - Mark Ellis 53
Not So Ill a Wind -  Marilyn Robertson 54
Immersing the Ashes - Maya Khosla 55
Love in the Laundromat - Diane Lee Moomey 56
At Night We Can See Butterflies  -Jane Stuart 57
After Storms  - Matthew J. Spireng 57
What Do You Remember? - Ambika Talwar 58
Imagination Longing - Sean Lause 59

California Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2018
Edited by Margaret Saine
Cover Art:  Nude Ascending from a Sardine Tin, Michael Kostiuk

TABLE OF CONTENTS


The Story So Far- Marilyn Robertson 7
கௌதம சித்தார்த்தன் - Gouthama Siddarthan 8
Summer Notes - Gouthama Siddarthan (Tr) 9
Blue Moon Warning  - Alice Pero 10
God Speaks Only French - Claire Scott 11
Diktát Č. 34: Pozvánka - Mircea Dan Duta 12
Dictation No. 34:  - Translation Judit Antal (Tr) 13
Aquatic Galaxy -  Kalyna Temertey-Canta 14
Transmigrant - Terrence Sykes 14
Several Short Poems - Rebecca Anne Banks 15
Cambios de Piel- Ulalume González de León 16
Skin Changes - Terry Ehret (Tr) 16 John Johnson (Tr) 16 Nancy Morales (Tr) 16
Bird Watching - Robert Rothman 17
Elizabeth Bishop’s Moose - Howard Winn 18
* - Simon Perchik 19
Tree Frog - David Sapp 20
Equinox - Nancy Botkin 21
L’uomo è grande when - Ilaria Caffio and Flaminia Cruciani 22
Man is great when - Margaret Saine (Tr) 22
Nuremberg Trials - Rod Farmer 23
Wanting To Burn - Shirley Powers 24
No Poem - Pat Hukill 24
Imaginary Surgeries - Thomas Mampalam 25
Papá, No! - Anna Nicholas 26
Polar Seasons - William Hagen 27
Përtej Kohës... - Nikollë Loka 28
Beyond Time... - Margaret Saine (Tr) 29
Reminiscencias - Mercedes Roffé 30
Reminiscences - Margaret Saine (Tr) 31
Half Moon Night - Charlene Langfur 32
Dust - Marilynn Talal 33
acrópolis - Khedija Gadhoum 34
acropolis - Margaret Saine (Tr) 35
The Seed - Michelle Bond 36
Rain - Patricia Hukill 36
El Disfraz de Las Palabras - Jeanie Toscano 37
Words in Disguise - Margaret Saine (Tr) 37
Paraunia - Santiago Villafania 38
Desert Song - Dana Stamps, II 39
Vacío - Eliécer A. Almaguer 40
Void  - Margaret Saine (Tr) 41
Bisogno di Mani - Roberto Maggiani 42
A Need of Hands - Margaret Saine (Tr) 42
Não grito, só sussurro... - Mauricia Gomes 43
I don’t scream, I only hum... - Margaret Saine (Tr) 43
Missing Neighbor - Alessio Zanelli 44
Grit - Patricia Hukill 44
Red Sky at Morning - William Scott Galasso 45
Raining Legs -  Kalyna Temertey-Canta 46
An Ode to Piss - Akiva Israel 47
Untitled - Jeff Graham 47
Untitled - Jeff Graham 47
Kiş Korkusu - Şafak Çelík 48
Winter Fear - Mehmet Asmali (Tr) Ufuk Çelík (Tr) 49
A Variety of Need - Robert J. Howe 50
An Uncool Hat  - d. p. houston 51
Oh, the Art of Looking - Maja Trochimczyk 52

The 32nd Annual Poetry Contest 53
Judge’s Comments - MaryLee McNeal 54
Moonlight - Peter Parker 55
Two Boardwalks -  Kathleen McClung 56
Stitching Shadows -  Claire Scott 58


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