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American Life in Poetry Project  -  by The Poetry Foundation and The Library of Congress  (with permission from American Life in Poetry Project)

NUMBER POET POEM TITLE
Column 266 Rachel Contreni Flynn The Yellow Bowl
Column 265 Jeff Daniel Marion 78 RPM
Column 264 Wendy Videlock The Owl
Column 263 Jill Bialosky Music is Time
Column 262 Michael Chitwood The Coffins
Column 261 Andrea Hollander Budy Betrayal
Column 260 n/a Bankruptcy Hearing
Column 259 Freya Manfred Green Pear Tree in September
Column 258 David Baker Old Man Throwing a Bell
Column 257 Gary Metras Lint
Column 256 Jeff Worley On Finding a Turtle Shell in Daniel Boone National Forest
Column 255 Wesley McNair For My Wife
Column 254 Lucille Lang Day Tooth Painter
Column 253 n/a Not Knowing Why
Column 252 Nancyrose Houston The Letter From Home
Column 251 Lyn Lifshin The Other Fathers
Column 250 Joette Giorgis (Unititlede)
Column 249 Christine Stewart-Nunez Convergence
Column 248 Tim Nolan At the Choral Concert
Column 247 Ben Vogt Grandpa Vogt's-1959
Column 246 Trish Carpo Back Then
Column 245 Susie Patlove Poor Patriarch
Column 244 George Bilgere Night Flight
Column 243 Marie Sheppard Williams Everybody
Column 242 Kathy Mangan The Whistle
Column 241 Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck Like Coins, November
Column 240 Phillip Memmer The Paleontologist's Blind Date
Column 239 David Lee Garrison Back in the DC Subway
Column 238 Bruce Guernsey Yam
Column 237 Dore Klesselbach Aubade
Column 236 Cecilia Woloch The Pick
Column 235 David Bottoms My Father's Left Hand
Column 234 Michelle Bennett Western
Column 233 Diane Glancy Indian Summer
Column 232 Thomas R Smith Baby Wrens' Voices
Column 231 Sue Ellen Thompson Helping My Daughter Move into Her First Apartment
Column 230 Ron Koertge First Grade
Column 229 Mark Vinz Cautionary Tales
Column 228 Cecilla Woloch My Mother's Pillow
Column 227 Jane Hirshfield Green-Striped Melons
Column 226 Ronald Wallace Sustenance
Column 225 Margaret Kaufman Photo, Brownie Troop, St. Louis, 1949
Column 224 Jean Norhaus I Was Always Leaving
Column 223 Alexandra Teague Language Lessons
Column 222 Coleman Barks Glad
Column 221 Todd Boss This Morning in a Morning Voice
Column 220 Joseph Stroud Night in Day
Column 219 Deborah Warren Marginalia
Column 218 Marie Howe Hurry
Column 217 Kevin Griffith Spinning
Column 216 Judy Loest Faith
Column 215 David Wojahn Walking to School, 1964
Column 214 Susan Browne On Our Eleventh Anniversary
Column 213 Bill Holm Earbud
Column 212 Regan Huff Occurence on Washburn Avenue
Column 211 Anne Marie Macari From the Plane
Column 210 Joseph O. Legaspi At the Bridal Shop
Column 209 Miller Williams Going Deaf
Column 208 Gerald Fleming Long Marriage
Column 207 Sebastian Matthews Barbershop Quartet, East Village Grille
Column 206 Matthew Vetter Wild Flowers
Column 205 George Bilgere Corned Beef and Cabbage
Column 204 Cecilia Woloch Anniversary
Column 203 Charles Harper Webb The Animals are Leaving
Column 202 David Wagoner The Cherry Tree
Column 201 Don Welch At 14
Column 200 Chris Forhan What My Father Left Behind
Column 199 Anne Pierson Wiese Inscrutable Twist
Column 198 Zozan Hawez Self-Portrait
Column 197 Cornelius Eady S Small Moment
Column 196 Jose Angel Araguz Gloves
Column 195 Conrad Hilberry Christmas Night
Column 194 Russell Libby Applied Geometry
Column 193 Robert Haight How Is It That the Snow
Column 192 Pat Mora Fences
Column 191 Robert Wrigley Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin
Column 190 Minnie Bruce Pratt Cutting Hair
Column 189 Gary Dop On Swearing
Column 188 Dan Lechay Ghost Villanelle
Column 187 Dick Allen The Accompanist
Column 186 James Lenfestey Daughter
Column 185 Robert Hedin The Old Liberators
Column 184 John Maloney After Work
Column 183 Judith Harris Gathering Leaves in Grade School
Column 182 Kaelum Poulson The Crow
Column 181 Stuart Kestenbaum Prayer for the Dead
Column 180 Emmett Tenorio Melendez My name came from. . .
Column 179 D. Nurkse Bushwick: Latex Flat
Column 178 Gary Dop Father, Child, Water
Column 177 Kristen Tracy Rain at the Zoo
Column 176 Frank Steele Sunflower
Column 175 Berwyn Moore Driving to Camp Lend-A-Hand
Column 174 Joelle Biele To Katharine: At Fourteen Months
Column 173 Patrick Phillips Piano
Column 172 Veronica Patterson Marry Me
Column 171 Ann Struthers Planting the Sand Cherry
Column 170 Sam Green Night Dive 
Column 169 Rick Campbell Heart 
Column 168 Mary-Sherman Willis The Laughter of Women 
Column 167 Sharmila Voorakkara For the Tattooed Man
Column 166 R. S. Gwynn Fried Beauty
Column 165 Robert Bly Seeing the Eclipse in Maine
Column 164 Ellen Bass Dead Butterfly
Column 163 Max Mendelsohn Ode to Marbles
Column 162 Richard Hoffman Summer Job
Column 161 Jonathan Holden Car Showroom
Column 160 Steve Orlen Three Teenage Girls: 1956
Column 159 Allan Peterson The Inevitable
Column 158 Frank Steele Part of a Legacy
Column 157 Judith Harris In Your Absence
Column 156 David Tucker Today's News
Column 155 Marianne Boruch Hospital
Column 154 Yusef Komunyakaa Yellowjackets
Column 153 Trish Dugger Spare Parts
Column 152 Carrie Shipers Medical History
Column 151 Steven Huff Safe
Column 150 Ed Ochester What the Frost Casts Up
Column 149 Linda Pastan The Quarrel
Column 148 Lee McCarthy Santa Paula
Column 147 William Kloefkorn "I stand alone at the foot "
Column 146 Marvin Bell Veterans of the Seventies
Column 145 Rynn Williams Insomnia
Column 144 Jackson Wheeler How Good Fortune Surprises Us 
Column 143 Steve Orlen In the House of the Voice of Maria Callas
Column 142 Linda Gregg Elegance
Column 141 Thomas R. Smith Trust
Column 140 Steven Schneider Chanukah Lights Tonight
Column 139 Bruce Guernsey The Lady and the Tramp
Column 138 Deborah Cummins At a Certain Age
Column 137 Jessy Randall Superhero Pregnant Woman 
Column 136 Todd Davis Sleep 
Column 135 Ruth Moose The Crossing
Column 134 Kathleen Flenniken Old Woman With Protea Flowers, Kahalui Airport 
Column 133 David Baker Afterwards 
Column 132 Peter Pereira The Garden Buddha 
Column 131 Jean Nordhaus A Dandelion for My Mother 
Column 130 Anne Pierson Wiese Columbus Park 
Column 129 Betty Adcock Louisiana Line 
Column 128 Devon Regina DeSalva Snip Your Hair 
Column 127 Marianne Boruch Nest 
Column 126 Karin Gottshall The Raspberry Room 
Column 125 Barry Goldensohn Subway 
Column 124 Patrick Phillips Matinee 
Column 123 Joshua Weiner Found Letter
Column 122 Wesley McNair Hymn to the Comb-Over
Column 121 Mike White Wind
Column 120 Kim Noriega Heaven, 1963
Column 119 Joseph Stanton Banana Trees
Column 118 Warren Woessner Alberto
Column 117 Nancy Botkin Geometry
Column 116 Roy Jacobstein Safari, Rift Valley
Column 115 Jeffrey Harrison Visitation
Column 114 Robert West Echo
Column 113 Freya Manfred Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle
Column 112 Elizabeth Hobbs Slow Dancing on the Highway: the Trip North
Column 111 Felecia Caton Garcia Drought
Column 110 Juliana Gray Summer Downpour on Campus
Column 109 Sue Ellen Thompson Wallpapering
Column 108 Kay Ryan Houdini
Column 107 Naomi Shihab Nye Supple Cord
Column 106 Judith Kitchen Catching the Moles
Column 105 Ruth Moose Laundry
Column 104 Marge Saiser Where They Lived
Column 103 Rick Snyder How Are You Doing?
Column 102 Jane Whitledge Morel Mushrooms
Column 101 Cynthia Rylant Wax Lips
Column 100 Wesley McNair The One I Think of Now
Column 099 Sharon Chmielarz New Water
Column 098 Robert Wrigley Kissing a Horse
Column 097 Mary Jo Salter Somebody Else's Baby
Column 096 Andrea Hollander Budy For Weeks After the Funeral
Column 095 John Haines Young Man
Column 094 Floyd Skloot Silent Music
Column 093 Tatiana Ziglar Common Janthina
Column 092 Linda Parsons Marion Home Fire
Column 091 Mark Vinz Driving Through
Column 090 Bill Holm Bread Soup: An Old Icelandic Recipe
Column 089 Sue Ellen Thompson No Children, No Pets
Column 088 Christopher Chambers My Father Holds the Door for Yoko Ono
Column 087 Tania Rochelle Raking
Column 086 Linda Pastan The Birds
Column 085 Lisel Mueller In November
Column 084 Connie Wanek Amaryllis
Column 083 Dale Ritterbusch Green Tea
Column 082 Jeff Vande Zande Clean
Column 081 Tess Gallagher Under Stars
Column 080 James McKean Elegy for an Old Boxer
Column 079 Alex Phillips Work Shy
Column 078 Bruce Guernsey Moss
Column 077 Li-Young Lee Early in the Morning
Column 076 Jeff Daniel Marion Reunion
Column 075 Lita Hooper Love Worn
Column 074 David Mason In the Mushroom Summer
Column 073 Roy Scheele Planting a Dogwood
Column 072 Jan Beatty My Father Teaches Me to Dream
Column 071 Albert Garcia August Morning
Column 070 Sharon Olds My Son the Man
Column 069 Marsha Truman Cooper Ironing After Midnight
Column 068 Wendell Berry They Sit Together on the Porch
Column 067 Catherine Barnett Family Reunion
Column 066 Marie Howe The Copper Beech
Column 065 Keith Althaus Homecoming
Column 064 Lola Haskins Grandmother Speaks of the Old Country
Column 063 David Tucker The Dancer
Column 062 James McKean Bindweed
Column 061 Leslie Monsour The Education of a Poet
Column 060 Julia Kasdorf What I Learned From My Mother
Column 059 Amy Fleury At Twenty-Eight
Column 058 Pat Schneider There Is Another Way
Column 057 Richard Newman Coins
Column 056 Don Welch At the Edge of Town
Column 055 Jo McDougall What We Need
Column 054 Ruth L. Schwartz Tangerine
Column 053 Peter Pereira A Pot of Red Lentils
Column 052 Connie Wanek Radiator
Column 051 Jim Harrison Marching
Column 050 Grace Bauer Against Lawn
Column 049 Rodney Torreson On A Moonstruck Gravel Road
Column 048 Walt McDonald Some Boys are Born to Wander
Column 047 Robert Morgan Holy Cussing
Column 046 Bob King Geology
Column 045 Anne Caston Sunday Brunch at the Old Country Buffet
Column 044 David Baker Mongrel Heart
Column 043 Lola Haskins To Play Pianissimo
Column 042 David Bengtson What Calls Us
Column 041 Diane Thiel Family Album
Column 040 Alberto Rios A Yellow Leaf
Column 039 Nancy McCleery December Notes
Column 038 Leslie Monsour Fifteen
Column 037 Shirley Buettner The Wind Chimes
Column 036 Judith Slater In The Black Rock Tavern
Column 035 J. Lorraine Brown Tintype on the Pond, 1925
Column 034 Jim Daniels Dim
Column 033 Katy Giebenhain Glucose Self-Monitoring
Column 032 Kurt Brown Road Report
Column 031 Gloria g. Murray In My Mother's House
Column 030 Naomi Shihab Nye Boy and Egg
Column 029 Debra Nystrom Cliff Swallows
Column 028 Ron Rash Speckled Trout
Column 027 Angela Shaw Children in a Field
Column 026 Claudia Emerson Stable 
Column 025 Rodney Torreson The Bethlehem Nursing Home
Column 024 Martin Walls Cicadas at the End of Summer 
Column 023 E. G. Burrows Camping Out 
Column 022 Jean L. Connor Of Some Renown 
Column 021 Karin Gottshall The Ashes
Column 020 Jane Hirshfield The Woodpecker Keeps Returning 
Column 019 Shirley Buettner Discovered 
Column 018 Dan Gerber The Rain Poured Down 
Column 017 Wendell Berry The Peace of Wild Things 
Column 016 Lisel Mueller Love Like Salt 
Column 015 Janet McCann The Woman Who Collects Noah's Arks 
Column 014 Georgiana Cohen Old Woman in a Housecoat 
Column 013 Kevin Griffith Turning Forty 
Column 012 Andrei Guruianu Grandfather 
Column 011 David Wagoner Peacock Display 
Column 010 Marge Piercy More Than Enough 
Column 009 James Doyle The City's Oldest Known Survivor of the Great War 
Column 008 Karma Larsen Moonflowers 
Column 007 Leonard Nathan The Potato Eaters 
Column 006 Barton Sutter Sober Song 
Column 005 David Baker Neighbors in October 
Column 004 Ruth Stone Another Feeling 
Column 003 Marnie Walsh Bessie Dreaming Bear 
Column 002 Jonathan Greene At the Grave
Column 001 David Allan Evans Neighbors

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