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All poems appear in Beltway Poetry Quarterly by permission of the authors, their heirs, or publishers. Many poems in Beltway Poetry have been previously published; in all cases except where noted below, copyright has reverted to the authors. We thank the following publications for permissions to reprint:

Elizabeth Alexander
"Early Cinema" copyright 2001 by Elizabeth Alexander. Reprinted from Antebelllum Dream Book with permission of Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Luis Alberto Ambroggio
"Paisajes de los Estados Unidos" is reprinted from Al pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas hispanas de Washington, DC, with permission from the author.

Francisco X. Alarcón
"Whale Songs" is reprinted from Zyzzyva, Volume XXVI, Number 3, Fall 2010, with permission from the author.

Francisco Aragón
"Poem with a Phrase of Isherwood" is reprinted (in a slightly different version) from Pilgrimage and Online Floricanto, with permission by the author.

Elizabeth Bishop
"Visits to Saint Elizabeths" from The Complete Poems 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop. Copyright 1979, 1983 by Alice Helen Methfessel. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. All rights reserved.

Anne Becker
"Not a Ghazal: Snapshots from the Museum of Life" first appeared in Gargoyle, Issue 48, 2004.

Richard Blanco

Poems from City of a Hundred Fires reprinted by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Andrea Carter Brown
"The Old Neighborhood" reprinted from Poety After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets, edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians, Melville House, Hoboken, NJ, 2002. Used by permission of the author.

Sarah Browning
"Step Crushing on the Wild Thyme" reprinted from Confrontation: A Literary Magazine with permission from the author.

Sterling A. Brown
"Glory, Glory," from the Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown. Evanston: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 1989, pp. 233-234.

Lucille Clifton
"photograph" and "to my last period" from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, copyright 1991 by Lucille Clifton.  Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of BOA Editions, Ltd.

Shirley Cochrane
"Fall of the Mourning Dove" reprinted from the anthology The Other Side of the Hill: 1975-1995, Forest Woods Media Productions, 1996, with permission of the publisher, Grace Cavalieri.

Leon-Gontran Damas
"Hiccups" and "Sell Out," translated from the French by Ellen Conroy Kennedy, are reprinted by her permission. From The Negritude Poets, Ellen Conroy Kennedy, ed., Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 1989. Copyright 1975 by Ellen Conroy Kennedy, from the original cloth edition by The Viking Press.

Kyle Dargan
"Of the Sun" and "One's for the Money" are reprinted from The Listening (University of Georgia Press, 2004), with permission of the author.

Michael Fisher
The excerpt from "November 11th" was originally published in November 3rd Club. Reprinted by permission of the author.

Odilia Galván Rodríguez
"Los Santos Gitanos" reprinted from Migratory Birds: New and Noted Poems (2002) by permission of the author.

Aracelis Girmay
"English Class" is reprinted from Kingdom Animalia, BOA Editions, 2011, with permission from the author.

Reginald Harris
"Living Room" reprinted from Ten Tongues: Poems, Three Conditions Press, by permission of the author.

Anthony Hecht
Poems reprinted with permission from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Mary Ann Larkin
"Farmer Plowing" reprinted from gods & flesh, Plan B Books, 2007.

Dorianne Laux
"Nearly Free" reprinted from SmokeLong Quarterly with permission from the author.

Robert Lowell
"July in Washington" from Collected Poems by Robert Lowell. Copyright 2003 by Harriet Lowell and Sheridan Lowell. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. All rights reserved.

Archibald MacLeish
"You Andrew Marvell" reprinted with permission from Houghton Mifflin.

Judith McCombs
"In Praise of the Natural Flowing" first appeared in Poetry, CXXVII, No. 4 (January 1976): 207. It was subsequently published in Against Nature: Wilderness Poems (Paradise, CA: Dustbooks 1979, 1981).

Kathleen O'Toole
"Demolition in a Time of Penitence" reprinted from Practice, with permission from Finishing Line Press.

Linda Pastan
"Three Skulls on an Oriental Rug: Cezanne, Oil on Canvas," first appeared in Five Points, Volume 12, Number 1.
"To A Young Astronomer, After Reading Whitman" first appeared (in a slightly different form) in Hayden's Ferry Review.
"Muse" and "Near the Sacrificial Site" are reprinted from The Last Uncle (W.W. Norton).
Poems reprinted from Carnival Evening by permission of the author and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Luis J. Rodríguez
"Piece by Piece" is reprinted from My Nature is Hunger: New and Selected Poems (Curbstone Press/Rattle Editions, 2005). Used with permission by the author.

Abel Salas
"Chook Son, Arizona" is reprinted from Zyzzyva, Fall 2010, with permission from the author.

Jane Shore
Poems from Music Minus One and Happy Family reprinted by permission of Picador Press.

Elizabeth Spires
"Grass" reprinted from Now the Green Blade Rises, copyright 2002 by Elizabeth Spires, with permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Gary Stein
"Subway" was first published in Poetry. "Dysentery" and "What He Gave Up" were published in JAMA, in the 6/11/03 and 11/7/01 issues, respectively.

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
"Rub a Dub-Dub: Three Figures and a Tub" was first published in Praxilla, October 25, 2009. "Nostalgia" first appeared in Step By Step: Contemporary Yiddish Poetry/Trot bay trot: haynttsaytike Yidishe poezye (Macerata: Verbarium/Quodlibet, 2009). All poems published in the Fall 2011 issue reprinted from Uncle Feygele (Plain View Press, 2011). Reprinted by permission of the author.

Pamela Uschuk
"2011, The Year of the Metal Rabbit" is reprinted from Ragazine with permission of the author.

Rich Villar
"Always Here" is reprinted from Letras, the journal of the Centro de Estudios Puerrtorriqueños at Hunter College, with permission by the author.

Susan Tichy
"Versari" reprinted from Bone Pagoda, copyright 2007 by Susan Tichy, with permission of Ahsahta Press, Boise, Idaho.

Joshua Weiner
"Postcard to Thom," "Trampoline," "Weegee: Coney Island Beach after Midnight" and "National Pastime" from From the Book of Giants, copyright 2006. "Art Pepper" and "Epitaph" from The World's Room, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission of the author and the University of Chicago Press.

William Carlos Williams
"It Is A Living Coral" by William Carlos Williams, from Collected Poems: 1909-1939, Volume I, Copyright 1938 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

Terence Winch
"Cathedral" first appeared in The New Republic.
"Annual Report" first appeared in Conduit.

Kathi Wolfe
J. Edgar Hoover first appeared in Breath & Shadow, June 2007. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Katherine Young
"Centralized Heating" first appeared in Chattahoochee Review, Vol. XV, No. 3, Spring 1995.