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Volume 35, Number 2, Summer 2010

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Multi-Ethnic Poetics

Guest Editors: Meta DuEwa Jones and Keith D. Leonard

Articles, Poetry, and Interview

Editors' Introduction: Verse Center: Form, Multiplicity, and Subjectivity in Multi-Ethnic Poetics

pp. 7-15 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0089

Mrs. Douglass Wakes Early: Lynn, Massachusetts, 1846

p. 16 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0095

Anna Douglass Dreams She Is a Bird over Baltimore: 1877

p. 17 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0101

(Broken) Ghazal of Night

p. 18 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0107

Now That We Know …

pp. 19-35 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0112

black beauty

p. 36 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0082

frida & the black girls

p. 37 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0087

word on the page

pp. 38-39 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0093

The Albatross Holds a Note in Her Bill

p. 40 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0099

"A mountain / in my pocket": The Affective Spatial Imagination in Post-1952 Puerto Rican Poetry

pp. 41-67 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0105

Four Poems

pp. 68-70 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0110

Enclosure and Run: The Fugitive Recyclopedia of Harryette Mullen's Writing

pp. 71-94 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0080

Taking Up Bass

p. 95 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0085

Travel Journal

p. 96 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0091

Memory: Our Kiss Love Song: Poem

p. 97 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0097


pp. 98-99 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0103

Cesar Chavez Adult School

pp. 100-102 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0108

From Rupture to Remembering: Flesh Memory and the Embodied Experimentalism of Akilah Oliver

pp. 103-120 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0113

Incantation for Rebirth

p. 121 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0083

Story Cloth

pp. 122-123 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0088

A Gathering of Blooms

p. 124 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0094

polyglot incantation

p. 125 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0100

In the City, a New Congregation Finds Her

p. 126 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0106

Reveling in Fluidity, Resisting Dichotomies: An Interview with Barbara Jane Reyes and Matthew Shenoda

pp. 127-145 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0111

Excerpt from Song of Remembrance: A Postcolonial Suite

pp. 146-148 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0081


p. 149 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0086

Watching John Coltrane Receive a Haircut Before a Concert in London, 1961

p. 150 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0092

Naomi Shihab Nye's Aesthetic of Smallness and the Military Sublime

pp. 151-171 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0098

Four Poems

pp. 172-175 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0104

never after

p. 176 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0109

"Life ruptured then looped back": Affiliation as Process in Major Jackson's "Urban Renewal" Series

pp. 177-198 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0114


The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (review)

pp. 199-202 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0084

The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America (review)

pp. 205-207 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0090

Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry Since 1965 (review)

pp. 209-212 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0096



pp. 213-219 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0102

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