Volume 86, Number 2, Summer 2012

Table of Contents

Legs Ode, and: April Smoke, and: Ode to the Clitoris, and: Repentant Thief

pp. 7-11
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Last of the Cowboy Poets

pp. 12-28
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Language Barrier

p. 29
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The Wittenberg Backdoor Bar, and: Margaret's Rose

pp. 30-31
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Firstborn

pp. 32-48
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"The Killing State"/The Murdering State, and: A Place in the Sun, and: Red and Black, and: Birth of a Nation: "Legal Lynching"(Shame, shame on you, Georgia)

pp. 49-59
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Ambition, and: Homage to Sebastian Stenzel

pp. 60-61
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Bath

pp. 62-74
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My Best Friend and Me

pp. 75-76
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Light Snow, and: At the End

pp. 76-81
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Maunder Minimum: The Sun King

pp. 81-84
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God, God, and: Letter from Battle Creek, and: On a Day That Bombs

pp. 84-86
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Free Country

pp. 87-103
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The Tongues of Angels, and: For My Granddaughter, and: For Remembrance

pp. 104-108
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Two Songs, and: Cathay

pp. 108-111
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Castaway, and: My Grandfather's Final Day in the Old Country, 1892

pp. 111-113
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Folie a Deux, and: Before the Swimmers Reached the Egg

pp. 113-115
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Our Lady of the Midnight Kitchen, and: South of the Border

pp. 116-117
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Mycelia, and: Silver Pine Inn

pp. 117-119
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That High, Lonesome Sound

pp. 120-134
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Taken Inside, and: This One

pp. 135-136
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Flings

pp. 137-147
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We Never Know

p. 148
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Thirteen, and: B. Tyler Henry

pp. 149-150
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Fatherhood, Beginnings

pp. 150-151
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Love Poem (in a False Tense)

p. 151
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The Nothing That Is

pp. 152-163
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Reviews

Against the Workshop: Provocations, Polemics, Controversies (review)

pp. 164-166
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The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry (review)

pp. 166-169
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The Sin-Eater: A Breviary (review)

pp. 169-171
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The Use and Abuse of Literature (review)

pp. 171-173
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Vinculum (review)

pp. 173-176
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Stateside (review)

pp. 176-178
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See Me Improving (review)

pp. 178-179
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The Double Truth (review)

pp. 180-182
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Contributors

pp. 183-187
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