Old Flame

From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine

edited by Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch

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Retail Price: $18.00
Subject Category: Poetry
Length: 115 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: paper
Published: January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60226-013-9


In this anthology, editors Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch showcase 64 of the best poems to appear in 32 Poems Magazine during its first 10 years of publication. Each poet also offers brief commentary on his or her selected poem. Featuring a wide variety of forms, topics and styles from 64 contemporary poets, Old Flame will be a welcome companion in your classroom or on the bookshelves near your favorite reading spot.

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Selected Poems & Commentary [PDF]

Table of Contents

Introduction — Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly and John Poch

Believing Anagrams — Kelli Russell Agodon
Verge — Melanie Almeder
Childless — Amanda Auchter
Experienced Worker, Employment Wanted — Curtis Bauer
Come On — Evan Beaty
When at a Certain Party in New York City — Erin Belieu
The Fatherless Room — Paula Bohince
The Missing Link — Bruce Bond
Marion Crane — Kim Bridgford
Exercitia Spiritualia — Geoffrey Brock
First Astronomy Globe — Stephen Burt
Why We Love Our Dogs — Amy M. Clark
Love Letter 41 — Esvie Coemish
The Pencil — Billy Collins
Poetry Doesn't Need You — Ken Cormier
The Match — Chad Davidson
Men — Lydia Davis
The First Age of a World Economy — Carolina Ebeid
The Lord's Prayer — Gregory Fraser
The Problem with Describing Night — Bernadette Geyer
Dankness and Cathedrals — Lohren Green
Look at the Pretty Clouds — Austin Hummell
Canapès — John Jenkinson
When the Rider is Truth — Carrie Jerrell
Parallel — Marci Rae Johnson
Love and the National Defense — Holly Karapetkova
The Wolf — Brigit Pegeen Kelly
The Previews — David Kirby
At the Loom — Jacqueline Kolosov
Hometown — William Logan
Tastebud Sonzal — Amit Majmudar
American Apparel — Randall Mann
Ice-Tea — Kevin McFadden
Come Home Late, Rise up Sleepless, or Just Act Troubled — Erika Meitner
Phobia — Jennifer Militello
St. Benedict — Daniel Nester
Two Egg, Florida — Aimee Nezhukumatathil
The Place above the River — Kate Northrop
The Dead End — Dan O'Brien
As a Damper Quells a Struck String — Eric Pankey
So — Anne Panning
Lower Limit Song, The Chord — Jeffrey Pethybridge
Iceland — Dan Pinkerton
Airplane Downed, in the Winter Pines — Kevin Prufer
No Mark — Matthew Roth
Palm Heel — Natalie Shapero
Tyrannosaurus Sex — Eric Smith
Mercatale Hope — Maxwell Snyder
After John Donne's "To His Mistress Going to Bed" — Lisa Russ Spaar
Ultrasound — A. E. Stallings
Matchbox — Maura Stanton
Want Me — Melissa Stein
What I Know for Sure — Alexandra Teague
Fabulous Ones — Jeffrey Thomson
Back Then — Eric Torgersen
Tenth Flight — D. H. Tracy
Piñata — Laura Van Prooyen
Toilet Flowers — Adam Vines
Justice — William Wenthe
Rock — Greg Williamson
The Darker Sooner — Catherine Wing
Clotheshorse — Terri Witek
What's Wrong With You — George Witte
Trying Not to Cry Before Dinner — Josephine Yu

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