Table of Contents



Anne Waldman

from Matriot Acts


Andy Clausen

††††††††††† Insurgency


Ali Zarrin

††††††††††† To Whom Do We Owe Our Freedom and to Whom Do We Not?


Jeff Poniewaz

††††††††††† Point of No Return at Noah's Ark


Eliot Katz

Global Warming

††††††††††† Which Way Does This Bird Fly?

††††††††††† Sitting to Praise

††††††††††† The Morning After

††††††††††† Full Moon Over Falluja



Doesnít Have to Believe to Be Born

Firing Squad vs. Jack Off Squad

††††††††††† Blind Boy Braille Daydream


Eileen Myles

††††††††††† Fist


Jim Cohn

††††††††††† from The Book of Ololon:

††††††††††† Olonon Visits Fenced-Off American Borders

Ololon Visits The Flag Draped Coffins

Ololon Visits The Cabinet

Ololon Visits Guantanamo Prison

Olonon Visits Nuclear Dread

Ololon Visits These Waves Arousable To Fury

Ololon Visits Thug Love

Ololon Visits Lobster Gal

Ololon Visits Leverage Neutralized

Ololon Visits The Sadness Of Children


Carmen Bugan

††††††††††† Making the hay mattress

††††††††††† Note to a suicide

††††††††††† Padua train station

††††††††††† Gleanings


David Cope


Trumpets, please


Five Singers on the Ends of Night


Vivian Demuth

††††††††††† Big Easy Ride


Andrei Codrescu

††††††††††† Weird 1 (Cool)

††††††††††† Weird 2 (real cool)


Marc Olmsted

††††††††††† Blue-Haired Junkie Boy

††††††††††† Old Ghoul Thoughts

††††††††††† Medicine Buddha Menu

††††††††††† Fresh Lotus Rehab


Joel Lewis

††††††††††† Portrait in Jew: Superman


Kevin Hayes

††††††††††† Because The System Is Closed

††††††††††† Breaking The Code


Holly Jones

††††††††††† Untitled


Too Tired To Kneel

A Walk to a Pier

I, like a lunatic


Michael Pingarron

††††††††††† this isnít a nightmare


Randy Roark

††††††††††† from the Santa Monica Notebook

††††††††††††††††††††††† Arriving in Santa Monica

††††††††††††††††††††††† Midnight

††††††††††††††††††††††† What I Wrote When I Reached Home

††††††††††††††††††††††† Happiness

††††††††††† from the Washington D.C. Notebook

††††††††††††††††††††††† Winter

††††††††††††††††††††††† 12/19 Dear Anne

††††††††††††††††††††††† Dear Anne 12/21

††††††††††††††††††††††† Near Death by Drowning

††††††††††††††††††††††† [Untitled]

††††††††††††††††††††††† My Fascination with Her Is Enormous and Intricate

††††††††††††††††††††††† My Statement of Purpose

††††††††††† from the Seattle Notebooks

††††††††††††††††††††††† I Donít Really Mind


Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

††††††††††† Emergency Room, (redux)

††††††††††† Things I Cannot Write About, Even If They Are True:

††††††††††† Every Weekend They Run In Marathons

††††††††††† On Leaving Rehab in San Diego January 2006, Cured



Peter Marti

††††††††††† Every Winter


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