poetry quarterly

10th anniversary


Volume 12:1, Winter 2011


Co-Edited by Katy Richey and Kim Roberts
Introduction by Katy Richey

"Langston Hughes in Washington, DC:
Conflict and Class"
by Kim Roberts
with a map of places Hughes lived and worked
in DC by Emery Pajer

Table of Contents

I. The Dream Keeper

Reginald Harris, Living Room
E. Ethelbert Miller, Langston
Gowri Koneswaran, Reverie Revealed
Donald Illich, Daydream Variations
Meredith Pond, Nobody Here
Verna Taylor, Langston's Voice

Ben Nardolilli, A Gal America
Dan Vera, For Some Executors of Gay Writers
Davi Walders, Fine Clothes to the Jew

II. The Weary Blues

Sarah Browning, Doo Wop Hip Hop Go-Go Clang
Thomas Sayers Ellis, Careless Love
Phillip Calderwood, Cotton Farm Blues

Brian Gilmore, Chocolate City Blues
Kyle Dargan, Ooth Jazz

Randall Horton, Blues Birthed Into Go-Go

III. Shakespeare in Harlem

C.R. Resetarits, Dark Waters
Holly Bass, Indigo
Remica L. Bingham, My Mother Recalls Protests
Fannie Gray, The Trick
Kathleen Hellen, Why I weep for six white handkerchiefs
Bonnie Auslander, The New Dog Map of the World
Reuben Jackson, Green
Tammy Tillotson, Scare Crow
Gregory Pardlo, Double Dutch
Kathleen S. Rogers, Buying All the Little Boys of Color

IV. I Wonder As I Wander

Regie Cabico, Learning to Be My Father's Son
Kirsten Hampton, Color Wheel
Hayes Davis, America
Susan R. Williamson, No Help for It
Jack Greer, Schooled

Joseph Ross, On Langston Hughes's "Theme for English B"
Yvette Neisser Moreno,
How the Water Settles
Derrick Weston Brown, Your Poem
Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Por el poeta que sobreviva/To the Poet Who Survives