poetry quarterly

10th anniversary

Volume 11.1, Winter 2010

TENTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: A Celebration of Guest Editors


painting
Shaman 2009
alkyd on canvasboard, 7" x 5"

more work by Kathy Keler

Guest editors have been integral to Beltway Poetry Quarterly since its inception in January 2000. These writers gave generously of their time to help shape the journal, and so this tenth anniversary issue is dedicated to them, with deep gratitude.

Visual art for this issue is provided by Kathy Keler, who suggested the idea for Beltway Poetry Quarterly, provided a home for the journal on washingtonart.com, designed its look, and has served as webmaster.


Table of Contents

Merrill Leffler
Guest Editor, "The Distinguishing Voice," Fall 2000

Comments
Four Poems: "The Indefatigable It," "On Stage," "Sparrow," and "Performance"

Brian Gilmore
Guest Editor, "The Woodshed," Fall 2001

Comments
Three Poems: "A Soldier's Story," "Mississippi Burning," and "Make It Plain"

Hilary Tham
Guest Editor, "Activist Poets," Fall 2002

A Remembrance
Two Poems: "Armchair," and "May Means Beautiful in Chinese"

Saundra Rose Maley
Guest Co-Editor, "Whitman Issue," Winter 2004

Comments
Two Poems: "Stanley Kunitz at the Pearly Gates, Greeted by Walt Whitman," and "Critique"

Grace Cavalieri
Guest Editor, "The Bunny and The Crocodile," Spring 2004

Comments
Four Poems: "Equipoise," "Tomato Pies, 25 Cents," "Transportation," and "A Matter of Record"

Naomi Ayala
Guest Editor, "Expanding Latino Identity," Spring 2005

Comments
Four Poems: "Jesus Comes to Mt. Pleasant in Search of Sanzen," "A Man Buys a Box of Cupcakes," "In Adams Morgan, Two Years of Neighborhood-Wide Reconstruction Come to a Halt for the Night," and "You in the Me of I"

Sarah Browning
Guest Editor, "Wartime Issue," Spring 2006

Comments
Four Poems: "Report Back: Torino in April," "Comfort," "How to Surrender the Red Shock of Want," and "Overnight Home"

Andrea Carter Brown
Guest Co-Editor, "DC Places," Summer 2006

Comments
Four Poems: "Deutsche Bank," "At the ATM," "Learning to Write," and "The Old Neighborhood"

Kwame Alexander
Guest Editor, "The Science of Love," Spring 2007

Comments
Three Poems:"Dancing Naked on the Floor," "When," and "If You Were a Couplet, I'd Rhyme You"

Teri Ellen Cross
Guest Co-Editor, "The Evolving City," Fall 2007

Comments
Three Poems: "After The Return of the Prodigal Mother by Dawn Black," "Slip Skin Study: Broken," and "Induced"

Regie Cabico
Guest Co-Editor, "Split This Rock," Winter 2008

Comments
Three Poems: "My Perfect Silence," "An Afternoon in Pagasinan with No Electricity," and "The Trick"

Katie Davis
Guest Co-Editor, "Audio Issue," Fall 2008

Comments
Two Poems: "Truing the Wheel," and "Vocab Quiz"

Maureen Thorson
Guest Co-Editor, "Museum Issue," Winter 2009

Comments
Three Poems: "Sea Shanty," "The Captain" and "Ye Mariners of England"

Toni Asante Lightfoot
Guest Editor, "It's Your Mug 15th Anniversary Issue," Summer 2009

Comments
Three Poems: "Mothership Future Dream Palabramorphetic," "Jet Arrives with a Monster Inside September 1955," and "Papa, I Must Do Well in Poetry"

Dan Vera
Guest Editor, "US Poets Laureate Issue," Winter 2009

Comments
Three Poems: "Reflex," "Artifact," and "Judicial Temperament"