CQ 2018-2021

 CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY IN 2018-2021



Table of Contents of the California Quarterly, 
Vol. 47, No. 3, Autumn 2021

California Quarterly, Vol. 47 No. 3, Autumn 2021

Edited by Konrad Tademar Wilk

Cover image:  Arctic IV, oil on Board 5x5, 2017 by Danielle Eubanks


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Slavonia in my Mother’s Heart           Sonia Sabanac                   7

Chicago Sonnet #19                                 D.A. Hosek                       8

The Game of Tag                                       Jason Visconti                   8

To Name is to Cause to Exist                Estelle Bajou                     9

Summer Vacations                                  Jason Visconti                   9

Mary Sidney Herbert Pleads with  the Eglantine Growing in Her Brother's Garden        Deborah. H. Doolittle      10

She Breathes Only Trees                       Jean Varda                      10

Vows                                                                Haleigh Yaspan               12

Customer Service                                   Andy Roberts                  12

Talking to My Younger Self                Ann Christine Tabaka    13

Signs                                                           Tamika Dooley                14

Becoming                                                  Tamika Dooley               14

Yancy Carter, In Memoriam             Konrad Tademar Wilk     15

Dream Horses                                         Alun Rees                       16

Wings                                                         Claire Scott                     17

Metamorphosis                                     Angelika Quirk               18

Why                                                           Alessio Zanelli                19

Message                                                   Bertha Rogers                 20

Violets                                                      D. F. Walker                   21

Factory Boss                                          Charlie Brice                   22

Digestion Comes Slowly                   Erika Goveia                   23

Icarus after the Crash                       Patrinos Konstantinos       24

Dancing Ellipses                                 Patrinos Konstantinos      25

Mountains                                            Jeffrey L. Taylor             26

Variations on an Ode                        Amy Moore                    26

Amargosa Delta                                  Amy Moore                    27

El Zonte                                                  Steve Lang                      28

On a Fine May Morning                   Steve Lang                      29

King Tide                                              Julia Park Tracey             30

Perfect Day (A Minute)                   Emory Jones                   30

2 a.m. Evacuation                             Cooper Young                 31

Evacuating with Smoked Chickens   Carol Park                       32

Tiny Altars                                          Marie Marchand              33

Allegro on Broken Piano               Taeyeon Han                   34

Reality                                                  Jane Stuart                      35

Autumn Night                                    Edward Garvey               36

Homecoming                                     Mishra Debasish              36

At a Pullout Along Grizzly Peaks      Cooper Young                 38

Super Mario                                       Mishra Debasish              39

Summertime Dinner                      Jes Burke                        40

Quantum Birds                                 Ida Marie Beck                41

To Drown in Asphodel Meadows      Matthew Mayes               42

I Am Not the Center of My Own Universe       Mary Ellen Talley            43

Desiccation                                        Richard Dinges, Jr.          44

I’m Sorry, Mr. Webster…             Judy Barratt                    44

Homer’s Girl                                     Christine Candland          46

Ghazal for the Quarantined Woman   Mary Ellen Talley            48

First Memory                                    Jerry Smith                     49

You Can’t Tell a Venomous Snake…   Cameron Gibson             50

Fred and Ginger Nowadays         Craig Kurtz                     51

Sonnet Pour Edith Piaf                 Robert Fleming               52

Sonnet for Edith Piaf                     Robert Fleming, tr.          52

First You Must Be Aware What Is Coming  Patrick Meeds      53

A Perfidious Lover                          Nidhi Agrawal                54

Shiv Tattva                                         Nidhi Agrawal                 54

Learning to See                                Lynn Domina                  55

Simchat Torah                                  Maureen Sherbondy         56

Bargaining with the Stars              Maureen Sherbondy         56

His Head: Three Painting and One Mosaic         Lynn Domina      57

Memory of 2001                               Konrad Tademar Wilk     58

Ellipsis                                                 Joel Schueler                   58

 

COVER ART

© Danielle Eubank. Danielle Eubank, Arctic IV , Oil on board, 5x5 inches, 2017. Arctic IV is part of Eubank’s One Artist Five Oceans project. Danielle Eubank has painted all the oceans on the planet to help raise awareness about the state of our oceans and climate change. www.danielleeubankart.com.




Tables of Contents of the California Quarterly in 2021

California Quarterly 47 no. 2, Summer 2021
Edited by Maja Trochimczyk 
Cover Art: Butterfly by Susan Dobay, oil on canvas

TABLE OF CONTENTS

California Quarterly, Volume 47, Number 2

  • Mother Wearing Glasses and a Scarf  - Millicent Borges Accardi 7
  • Frosted  -  Kelley Jean White 8
  • Jar of Flowers  -  Daniel E. Blackston 9
  • Supercalifraglistic  Rachel Squires Bloom    10
  • Childhood Predictions of Future  Success     -  Jackie Chou 11
  • Lure -  Kristel Rietesel-Low    12
  • Chandra’s Garden -  Gary Metheny  13
  • Where the Roly-Polies Go  When It Rains  - Kristel Rietesel-Low   14
  • House of Music  -     Eric Blanchard 15
  • whoosh… -     Deborah P Kolodji 15
  • The Shipping Forecast    - Harris Coverley 16
  • Will   -    Chris Durand    17
  • Like the Waves   - Purna Sujash  18
  • Imposing its Rust on Everything   -   Millicent B. Accardi  19
  • 送友人  - Li Bai  20
  • Seeing Off a Friend    - Yun Wang, transl. 20
  • Hometown  - Anna Maria Mickiewicz  21
  • Speed of Pain  -     Jeffrey L. Taylor 22
  • inscriptions    -     Jamie Duncan 23
  • mother’s recipe  - Susan Rogers 23
  • Solitudine    - Paolo Staglianò 24
  • family album    -   William Scott Galasso  24
  • Solitude   -    Margaret Saine, transl.   25
  • wanted everything   -     ayaz daryl nielsen 25
  • Soliloquy    -     Gary Davis  26
  • Breaker  -     Harris Coverley 27
  • Providence  -     Diana Donovan 28
  • Plein Air, Oxford   -    Teresa Bullock  29
  • somewhere still   -     Susan Rogers 29
  • The Landscape of Love -   Nelson Joshua AnandhaRaj 30
  • For the Lemon Tree Alone   - Madeleine S. Butcher 31
  • a scent of roses    - Susan Rogers 31
  • Tree Songs    -  Dana Stamps II 32
  • The Changeling  - Maureen Ellen O’Leary 33
  • Mason Bees   - Maja Trochimczyk 34
  • Figures  -    Kath Abela Wilson 35
  • Low Tide  -    Marilyn Robertson 36
  • Survival Skills    - Sarah Platenius 36
  • ways   -    Jamie Duncan 37
  • At Temple Preparing to Pray    - Meghan Adler 38
  • The Time Is Now  -    Dirk James 39
  • Ascension    -     Mary Elliott 40
  • abruptly  -    Gregory Cecil 40
  • Mouth of the River Spitting out  the Sea  -  Eli Coyle     41
  • Breakthrough  -   Beth Pollak 42
  • Gypsy Wind -   William Scott Galasso  43
  • This Dance   -    Cathy Porter 44
  • Sunset  -   Gary Davis 45
  • spring sunset  -    Gregory Cecil 45
  • Moonlight   - Livingston Rosmoor 46
  • Mother’s Way    -    Kath Abela Wilson 46
  • Nocturne 23    -    Jeff Graham 47
  • The Runaway Moon  -  Dirk James 48
  • Loveland   -    Sam Barbee 49
  • Aristophanes    -  Gary Davis 50
  • Susan is Dancing on the Moon    -    Kathi Stafford  51
  • Grace Notes  -    William Scott Galasso 52
  • A Song-Distance Away    -    Nelson Joshua AnandhaRaj 53
  • Song Offering, Because Love   -    Ambika Talwar 54
  • Rain     -     MaryJo West 55
  • To a Mother -     Susan Rogers 56
  • The Light   - Dennis Ross 57
  • Flight of Longing -   Ambika Talwar 58
  • summer breeze   - Deborah P Kolodji 59
  • The Intransigence of Stars    -   David Starkey 60
  • patio chimes -   Deborah P Kolodji 60



California Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 1 
(Spring 2021) Edited by Bory Thach.
Cover Art: Harmony (ink & watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in.) 
by Sylvia Van Nooten, Montrose, Colorado


TABLE OF CONTENTS

California Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Spring 2021)

Blue Fantasia - Ruth Holzer  7
Mondegreen - Lavina Blossom 8
Another Play Day  - Richard Matta  9
Nature’s Cure - Nancy Folley  10
White Owl  - Cindy Bousquet Harris  11
It is Possible to Maintain Happiness - Charlene Langfur 12
Golden - Anna Jasinska   13
Hummingbirds and Eagles - Marcia Arrieta  13
The Tree Massacre  - Anne-Marie Brumm 14
these seismic tremors  - ayaz daryl nielsen  15
Grave Sight  - Carlo DiOrio  16
To Plant a Tree  - Miriam Aroner 17
Waves and Eddies  - Karen Carter  18
A Modest Poetics - Margaret Saine 19
Half-Life  - Edward Fisher  20
Responding to the Internet - Ken Letko 21
Asian Eyes - Wendy Blackwell  22
Cedar Waxwings - Claire Scott 23
Ottawa Boy - Craig Cotter  24
The Completeness - Alice Pero 26
Meandering - Charlene Langfur  27
North - Diana Donovan 28
Mortal Absence - Beverly Burch  29
Arrivals and Departures  - Jean McDonough 30
Cobbled Stones - Amy Moore  32
Big Sur Coastline - Joseph Bottone 33
Okunoin Cemetery - Doreen Beyer 34
Regrets  - Joan Gerstein 35
Ways to Pray - Marilyn Robertson  36
Island - Jena Sangram 37
Autobiography - Amy Nocton  38
Eulogy for Love - Jean McDonough 39
Asleep - Jenavieve Dance 40
Culpable Poet - Daniel Potter  41
Sheer Optimism - Lavina Blossom 42
Ovation  - Cindy Bousquet Harris 43
baby finch parents  Barbara Huntington 43
The Monk by the Sea (1809) - Anne-Marie Brumm 44
Lotus Bearer - David Bethel 45
Soul of the Beloved - Sharon Lopez Mooney 46
Bleeding into Light - R.S. Mengert 47
On a Cold Winter’s Night  - Wendy Blackwell 48
Constellation - Sarah Platenius 49
I Want to Write an Irish Poem - Meghan Adler 50
View Down the Street - Cindy Rinne 52
Muse - Sue Leigh 53
Waves. Sandstorms - Marcia Arrieta 53
Or Would It Have Made a Difference, Had I Known? - Hedy Habra  54
My Inner Critic - Takwa Sharif 55
The First Snow - Steve Pelcman 56
we wait for the rain  - Barbara Huntington 56
Year’s End - David Stephenson 57
trying to get home - Barbara Huntington 57
Respite River - David Bethel  58
At Dawn - Bory Thach 59




TABLE OF CONTENTS OF 
THE CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY IN 2020

California Quarterly 46, No. 4, 

Winter 2020, edited by Maja Trochimczyk

 Cover Art: Constant Return II (1965, 39x39) by Julian Stanczak (1928-2017). 

Acrylic on Canvas. Stanczak Foundation, Cleveland.

Editor's Preface and Biographical Note

President's Newsbriefs 46:4


TABLE OF CONTENTS

California Quarterly, Volume 46, Number 4

Perhaps the Sun -  Margaret Saine 7
A Dream: Somewhere in Kansas - Gary Metheny 8
Secrets -  Glory Cumbow 9
Inside a Book of Stories - Marilyn Robertson 10
Bookshelves  - Sarah Baker 10
In Light, Hope  - Barbara Swift Brauer 11
Did I overhear Gen say - Elsa Samkow-Frausto 11
A Map of What Already Is - Charlene Langfur 12
Richness - Caleb Coy 13
The Wonder - Sonya Sabanac 14
Childhood Memory - Louise Moises 15
Dandelions - Craig Cotter 16
Unfettered  - Timothy Paul Evans 17
Praising the Untranslatable - Karen McPherson 18
Promessas de Cera - Daniel Dias Callahan 19
Still Life - Beatrice Fazio 20
Initial Tack - Keith Van Vliet 21
Riding the Wind - Cindy Rinne 22
Daybreak, Swimming Walden - Barbara Swift Brauer 23
Corral  - Meagan Arthur 24
How Things Are - Mary Crow 25
Or What Do You Learn When… -  Hedy Habra 26
Aquamarine - Maja Trochimczyk 27
Ocean - Casey Cantrell 28
Almost Square - Mary Crow 29
Emily’s Ocean - David Sapp 30
Watershed of Souls - Lonna Blodgett 31
Reflections on Gillies Lake - Ahmad Aamir Malik 32
My poems aren’t long - Elsa Samkow-Frausto 32
Vernazza - David Rosenheim 33
Things of the Sky - Elina Petrova 34
It’s True! - Gregory Cecil 35
The Mighty - Stefano Bortolussi 36
After the Rain - Thomas Mitchell 37
The Vineyard - Ivan Amaya-Hobson 38
Once my father was young - Elsa Samkow-Frausto 38
Reading a Limbed Monterey Pine - John Schneider 39
Recipe for a Goodbye - Jackie Chou 40
Disappearance - Pamela Singer      41
Pale Horse, No Rider - Jerry Sexton 42
As If - Craig Harris 42
Or Did You Think Crushed Hopes…  Hedy Habra 43
Love’s Jewelry - Patricia Corbus 44
Sunlight Smiling  - Margaret Saine 45
Who’s To Say Eden -  Barbara Swift Brauer 46
Between the bridge... - Elsa Samkow-Frausto 46
Fortieth Birthday - Joanne Holdridge 47
Movement in Three Parts - Mike Dillon 47
Alameda, CA - Ivan Amaya-Hobson 48
Desert Snow - Bryan Kirk 49
Distance - Michael Waterson 50
Moving in Limbo - Jane Stuart 51
Reincarnation Nation - John Grey 52
We Are All Sunrises  -  Manoylov 53
The Silence of Sunrise - James A. Tweedie 54
I look up at the sun - Margaret Saine 54
Two Tetragrams - Richard Kostelanetz 55

CSPS 34th Annual Poetry Contest - List of Winners 56
The Judge’s Comments -  McCormick 56
1st Prize - Respite - Anara Guard 58
2nd Prize - Low Sun Angle - Susan E. Gunter 59
3rd Prize - Boundaries Barbara Allen 60

Contributors in Alphabetical Order 61
CSPS Contest Opportunities 62
CSPS Newsbriefs 2020, No. 4 63
Publishing Opportunities with CSPS 65
2020 CSPS Donors and Patrons 66
CSPS Membership and Patron Information 67
CSPS Membership Form 68



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

Table of Contents
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


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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




TABLE OF CONTENTS
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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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




TABLES OF CONTENTS OF 
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

TABLE OF CONTENTS


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


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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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