Eleanor Wilner
"Entering the Labyrinth," an essay on the persona poem.

Eleanor Wilner
Four persona poems: Minos, Ariadne, Daedalus, and The Minotaur.


This marks an author's first online publication Michelle Boisseau

This marks an author's first online publication Annie Boutelle
Christine Casson
This marks an author's first online publication Carolyn Creedon
Claudia Emerson
Daisy Fried
Diane Gilliam
Shadab Zeest Hashmi
Kathleen Jesme
Ilya Kaminsky
Marilyn Krysl
David Lee
Gary Copeland Lilley
Maurice Manning
Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Jo Rabins
Tim Seibles
This marks an author's first online publication Heidy Steidlmayer
Book Review
"Tourist in Hell" by Eleanor Wilner—Book Review, by David Rigsbee.

Daisy Fried

Daisy Fried is the author of two books of poems, My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again (University of Pittsburgh, 2006), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and She Didn't Mean to Do It (University of Pittsburgh, 2000), which won the Starrett Award. She's been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder, and Pew Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares, and the Editors Prize for a feature article from Poetry magazine.

Not Eurydice    

Walking back in the storm not
holding your hand
after the comedy that didn't work
you hunched me shivering
streetlights cast shadows of
falling snow on fallen snow
like ashes blowing
low over the ground, brackets
of snow in whip-curve
branches of horse chestnuts
which come spring will
hold up wicks of flowers
in backstreets of this city
we have loved a long time in.



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