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:
"Early Cinema" copyright 2001 by Elizabeth Alexander. Reprinted
from Antebelllum Dream Book with permission of Graywolf Press,
Saint Paul, Minnesota.
"Paisajes de los Estados Unidos" is reprinted from Al
pie de la Casa Blanca: Poetas hispanas de Washington, DC, with
permission from the author.
"Whale Songs" is reprinted from Zyzzyva, Volume XXVI, Number
3, Fall 2010, with permission from the author.
"Poem with a Phrase of Isherwood" is reprinted (in a slightly
different version) from Pilgrimage and Online Floricanto,
with permission by the author.
"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.
"Not a Ghazal: Snapshots from the Museum of Life" first appeared
in Gargoyle, Issue 48, 2004.
Poems from City of a Hundred Fires reprinted by permission of
the University of Pittsburgh Press.
"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.
"Step Crushing on the Wild Thyme" reprinted from Confrontation:
A Literary Magazine with permission from the author.
"Glory, Glory," from the Collected Poems of Sterling A.
Brown. Evanston: TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press,
1989, pp. 233-234.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Of the Sun" and "One's for the Money" are reprinted
from The Listening (University of Georgia Press, 2004), with
permission of the author.
The excerpt from "November 11th" was originally published
in November 3rd Club. Reprinted by permission of the author.
"Los Santos Gitanos" reprinted from Migratory Birds: New
and Noted Poems (2002) by permission of the author.
"English Class" is reprinted from Kingdom Animalia,
BOA Editions, 2011, with permission from the author.
"Living Room" reprinted from Ten Tongues: Poems,
Three Conditions Press, by permission of the author.
Poems reprinted with permission from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
"Farmer Plowing" reprinted from gods & flesh,
Plan B Books, 2007.
"Nearly Free" reprinted from SmokeLong Quarterly
with permission from the author.
"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.
"You Andrew Marvell" reprinted with permission from Houghton
"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,
"Demolition in a Time of Penitence" reprinted from Practice,
with permission from Finishing Line Press.
"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.
"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.
"Chook Son, Arizona" is reprinted from Zyzzyva, Fall
2010, with permission from the author.
Poems from Music Minus One and Happy Family reprinted
by permission of Picador Press.
"Grass" reprinted from Now the Green Blade Rises,
copyright 2002 by Elizabeth Spires, with permission of the publisher,
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
"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.
"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
"2011, The Year of the Metal Rabbit" is reprinted from Ragazine
with permission of the author.
"Always Here" is reprinted from Letras, the journal
of the Centro de Estudios Puerrtorriqueños at Hunter College,
with permission by the author.
"Versari" reprinted from Bone Pagoda, copyright 2007
by Susan Tichy, with permission of Ahsahta Press, Boise, Idaho.
"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
"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.
"Cathedral" first appeared in The New Republic.
"Annual Report" first appeared in Conduit.
J. Edgar Hoover first appeared in Breath & Shadow, June
2007. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
"Centralized Heating" first appeared in Chattahoochee
Review, Vol. XV, No. 3, Spring 1995.