PMS 1-7 | 2001-2007

Linda Frost, editor

PMS 7 | 2007

Contents

  • Light­sey Darst, "Light­house"
  • Gail Giewont, "The Other Woman" and "No Easy Rhyme"
  • Lois Marie Harrod, "Win­dows" and "Poem with Grave Words"
  • Max­ine Chernoff, "Per­ma­nence and Change" and "Orac­u­lar"
  • Jen­nifer J.Gandel, "Wind, Leav­ing" and "Shoot­ing the Wendy-bird"
  • Mari­beth Lysen, "The Ori­gins of the Frog Tattoo"
  • T. Mozelle Harris, "Dark­ness Speaks" and "Fire Replies"
  • Nicole Stein­berg, "Sey­mour"
  • Nan Byrne, "The Fish Market"
  • Janet A. Baker, "I Awake in Despair of Ever Lov­ing Again"
  • Rebecca Peters-Golden, "the emperor pen­guin is big­ger than you think and other sci­ence (sci­ence, part II)"
  • Dana Son­nen­schein, "A Griz­zly Tale"
  • Susan McLean, "Like the Boys"
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths, "Daugh­ter, of the Ward"
  • Can­dace Pearson, "Wait­ing To Be Hit"
  • Colette Jonop­u­los, "There Was Lone­li­ness Before"
  • Sarah Antine, "The Iowa Poems"
  • Chrissy Kolaya, "Live All Nude"
  • Kelli Rus­sell Agodon, "Unnec­es­sary Accent"
  • Jen­nifer Horne, "Chicago"
  • Elis­a­beth Meyer, "My Very Excel­lent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies"
  • M.L. Brown, "Relief from Small Town Boredom"
  • Chris­tine Tierney, "get­ting to white" and "The Darker"
  • Holly Welker, "Step"
  • Nikky Finney, "Cat­tails"
  • Miranda Gille­spie, "Love Is Finished"
  • Gaines Marsh, "Dis­patches from the Bama Nation (Or, How I Learned to Stop Wor­ry­ing and Love the Game)"
  • Patri­cia Brieschke, "Crack­ing Open"
  • Ginna Vogt, "Danc­ing Lessons from God"
  • Susan Kates, "Adop­tion Story"
  • Kim Aubrey, "Unfin­ished"
  • Tally Bren­nan, "The War With The Squirrels"
  • Vicki Cov­ing­ton, "The Hair­cut"

PMS 6 | 2006

Contents

  • Sally Allen McNall, "We strike"
  • April Rei­tano, "And God, I Was Always Say­ing Please"
  • Laura Paul, "Antiphon at Easter" and "Din­ner"
  • Robin Behn, "The Float­ing Room" and "Yel­low Morning"
  • Daneen Berg­land, "Angiosper­maph­ro­dite" and "Pelvic"
  • Rebekah Keaton, "Black Blos­soms for Mother"
  • Christina Hall, "Nettles Viceroy"
  • Mar­i­anne Taylor, "The Acci­dent"
  • Traci Dant, "The Bath" and "Cast­ing James Earl Jones"
  • Lois Marie Harrod, "Even Doing Noth­ing Takes Planning" and “You Mean We’re Just Wait­ing to Die?”
  • Kelle Groom, "Ode to the Year 600" and "How Rolling Stone Saved My Life"
  • Alli­son Schuette-Hoffman, "Nancy Drew’s Vagina Monologue"
  • Irja Bonafede, "A Grown Man Mas­tur­bates to a Young Pic­ture of Himself"
  • Karen R. Porter, "The Micro­prospects"
  • Laura LeHew, "A Flock of Crows"
  • Diane Lock­ward, "Invec­tive Against the Bumblebee"
  • Laura Sec­ord, "The Burn­ing"
  • Mag­gie Jochild, "Ostara"
  • Diane Hueter, "Self Por­trait #7"
  • Bar­bara Daniels, "Ready to Fall"
  • Lynn Dom­ina, "Lit­tle Lambs Eat Ivy" and "Mis­taken Notions"
  • Aisha Maryam Sharif, "How To Piss Off Your Mother"
  • Erin Tee­gar­den, "Birds, All Sing, As If—" and "Prayer"
  • Liz Rob­bins, "Voice in a Water Drip"
  • Niki Sixx, "Girrl"
  • Molly Pea­cock, "Pas­sion Flow­ers in Winter"
  • Holly Welker, "Domi­noes," "Seek­ing Shelter," and "Of Los­ing"
  • Kath­leen Zam­boni McCormick, "Barf­ing in the First Grade"
  • Alyce Miller, "Okay, So Maybe It Really Does Go Back to Jackie Robinson"
  • Krys­tal K. Henry, "Kat­rina and Why I Hate Her"
  • Cathy Warner, "The White Space Between the Blue Lines"
  • Wendy Rawl­ings, "Omaha"
  • Stephanie Dick­in­son, "After Baah Ate a Dandelion"
  • Dolen Perkins-Valdez, "Miss Mary’s Transformation"

PMS 5 | 2005

Contents

  • Light­sey Darst, "Stir­ring" and "Lov­ing Mar­ried Men"
  • Carla Panciera, "Lun­cheon, With Spirits"
  • Kelle Groom, "Esmer­alda" and "Miss Amer­i­can Pie"
  • Amy Ran­dolph, "My Recov­ery"
  • Rem­ica L. Bingham, "Ornithol­ogy"
  • Feli­cia Mitchell, "Where Are My Daughters?"
  • Natasha Trethewey, "Grave­yard Blues"
  • Les­ley Wheeler, "Other Peo­ples’ Grief"
  • Susanna Fry, "Dream #5" and "Good daugh­ter"
  • Jodi­Ann M. Stevenson, "Hys­ter­i­cal"
  • Bar­bara Smith, "Love Poem"
  • Alyce Miller, "His Skin"
  • Ali­son Townsend, "How My Father Saved Me"
  • Helen Tzagoloff, "Reunion"
  • Judith Skill­man, "But­ter and Eggs"
  • Lisa Higgs, "Gar­den in Sochi"
  • Kath­leen Driskell, "Ring" and "Our Neighbor’s Flock of Pea­cocks Wan­der Over for Another Visit"
  • Jill Karle Leahman, "Dream­ing"
  • Eliz­a­beth Wylder, "The Har­vest Moon"
  • Maria Mor­ri­son, "a girl’s body"
  • Susan Cronin, "The Art of the Cut"
  • Patti White, "Grind­stone City, Michigan"
  • Patri­cia Hill, "This Dog"
  • Regan Huff, "Over­com­ing the Leafblowers"
  • Mary Crow, "Wait­ing a Long Time"
  • Sheryl L. Nelms, "fresh day" and "Flock­ing Up"
  • Lori Soder­lind, "66 Signs that the For­mer Stu­dent who Invited You to Din­ner Is Try­ing to Seduce You"
  • Lucia Per­illo, "Def­i­n­i­tion of Terms"
  • Sasha Jones, "Plan B"
  • Sherry Dar­ling, "My Wed­ding"
  • Cinthia Ritchie, "Lunch With Oprah"
  • Hon­orée Fanonne Jeffers, "Home Brew"
  • Melissa Feuer­stein, "Ghost"
  • Heather Springer, "Man­i­festo"
  • Sheri Joseph, "Miss­ing Pieces"

PMS 4 | 2004

Contents

  • Heather Burmeis­ter, "crow."
  • Tam­mara Lindsay, "Abercrombie&Fitch" and "Eddie Bauer"
  • Elaine Equi, "John Coltrane’s Cen­tral Park West" and "The Long Forever"
  • Mar­i­anna Hofer, "This Morn­ing Could Be the New World"
  • Maria Var­gas, "With­out Dreams"
  • San­dra Kohler, "Maybe Sibelius" and "Some­one Else’s Love Poems"
  • Nancy Pow­ers, "Four Vari­a­tions on Loss"
  • Karen Maceira, "Mar­cia, Dying of Can­cer, Speaks to a Curbstone"
  • Carla Panciera, "They Could Be Moons"
  • Kath­leen Roxby, "With­out No Shoes"
  • Trish Stein­ley Davis, "Floater"
  • Lynne Thomp­son, "Quick­sand" and "Mar­riage, A Fugue"
  • Patti White, "The Owl and the Pussycat" and "Ish­mael"
  • Janet McCann, "The Woman Who Col­lects Noah’s Arks" and "Som­nia"
  • Hal­sted Men­cotti Bernard, "With Talons"
  • Karla Clark, "Because of the Noise the Birds Make" and "Long Mar­riage Poem"
  • Wendy L. Burk, "Lyric"
  • Carly Sachs, "from The Steam Sequence"
  • Denise Duhamel, "Lip Lines" and "Self-Portrait in Rhyming Slang"
  • Eileen Mur­phy, "Cheat­ing"
  • Zan Gay, "Let­ters to a Foundling Home, 1892"
  • Mary Kaiser, "Sup­per­time"
  • Irene Latham, "Par­a­lyzed"
  • Mendi Lewis Obadike, "Wil­low, Weep" and "Learn­ing to Listen"
  • Sonia Sanchez, "He/She"
  • Lois Marie Harrod, "Yoke"
  • Naomi Levine, "The Unbrave"
  • L. J. Rose, "Blood Meal"
  • Jeanie Thomp­son, "To Mike Kus­mahn, With Regards, Where Ever You May Be"
  • Holly Welker, "Satin Wor­ship"
  • Mary Smoth­ers, "Here In Iraq"
  • Ada Long, "Clair­voy­ant"
  • Kerry Lan­gan, "Reser­voir"
  • Leslie Elise Keysor, "The Man Who Loved You"
  • Judith Arcana, "Sheila’s Depo­si­tion, 1997" and "Noreen’s Phone Calls, 1999"
  • Eliz­a­beth Rollins, "Tail"

PMS 3 | 2003

Contents

  • Holly Welker, "Sur­ren­der"
  • Mary Eliz­a­beth Parker, "Stuff­ing My Reticule"
  • Har­riet Zinnes, "Mine" and "Angels"
  • Kate Evans, "Jean­nie"
  • Hadara Bar-Nadav, "Nerves on the Outside"
  • Lisa Zim­mer­man, "What Is the Weight of a Boy’s Grief?" and "Lies/Truths"
  • Pat Andrus, "White, with No Apologies"
  • Cindy King, "Obdu­racy"
  • Carly Sachs, "the story"
  • Dan­drea V. James, "Imbal­anced Meal"
  • Anne John­son Mullin, "Weather"
  • Cath­leen Calbert, "Liar"
  • Gail White, "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Michelle L. Brown, "Crushed Red Pepper"
  • Mary Carol Moran, "Emu"
  • Maria McLeod, "Oral Con­tra­cep­tive"
  • Linda Susan Jackson, "Beauty’s Sea­son"
  • Anna DeMay, "Bruce the Thirty-Eight Year Old Neon Artist Tells It Like It Is"
  • D. Jane Hall, "Reel­ing"
  • Amy Ger­stler, "A Widow"
  • Kel­ley Jean White, "May 7, 1942"
  • Carla Baku, "Pon­der­ing the Death of My Only Daughter"
  • Jill Wright, "Gar­den"
  • Julie Lechevsky, "After the War"
  • Lois Marie Harrod, "But How Do I Do It?"
  • Hon­orée Fanonne Jeffers, "Reunion Scrip­ture One" and "What Is Writ­ten for Me"
  • Michelle Ves­sel, "Invalid" and "After­math"
  • Lynn Pow­ell, "Snows­cape"
  • Tina Har­ris, "In M’am-Maw’s Hands"
  • San­dra M. Jensen, "Luna"
  • Car­olyn McKinstry, "Sea­son of Change"
  • Bon­nie Roop Bowles, "Painted Faces"
  • Martha High­ers, "Parts of a True Story"
  • Jacque­line Rasnic, "Ruth’s Tooth"
  • Emma Wun­sch, "How to Dance in America"

PMS 2 | 2002

Contents

  • Lynne Bur­ris Butler, "Inven­tory: Jew­elry Box" and "Earth­quake"
  • MaryJo Mahoney, "A River Trip"
  • Son­dra Zeidenstein, "Still, Tilla"
  • Ruth Stone, "Lines" and "And so forth"
  • Stephanie Dick­in­son, "Still­birth"
  • Cheryl Dumes­nil, "Atlantis" and "Some­where in a Box Marked 'Keep'"
  • Kat Meads, "Clara"
  • Trixie Wil­son, "Hol­i­day Inn"
  • JC Wat­son, "On The Way Home"
  • Cheryl Stiles, "Desire"
  • Pais­ley Rekdal, "On Get­ting A Dog And Being Told What I Really Want Is A Child" and "The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee"
  • J.M. Hol­w­erda, "Kansas"
  • Susan Thomas, "Thicker Than Water"
  • Jan Clausen, "Por­trait"
  • Con­nie Sanderson, "Anony­mous"
  • Suzanne Burns, "Cin­derella"
  • Alli­son Joseph, "Not a White Girl"
  • Michelle R. Smith, "Catholic School"
  • Terry Scheidt, "Drive"
  • holly lu conant rees, "back out"
  • Toni La Ree Bennett, "Doing Dishes"
  • Unity Durieux, "Free­dom"
  • Dale M. Kushner, "Depres­sion"
  • Feli­cia DuBois, "My Father Hold­ing the Hounds" and "The Aban­doned Stables"
  • Julie Stew­ard, "The Place of the Poem"
  • Wendy Reed Bruce, "Wrong­ful Death"
  • Irene Sher­lock, "Calla Lilies"
  • Julie Cooper-Fratrik, "Stat­ues"
  • Can­dace Black, "The Shadow Knows"
  • Nancy Johnson-Oberwanowicz, "A Day in September"
  • Stacy Bier­lein, "My Father’s Head"
  • Karen Rosen­berg, "Eclec­tic"
  • Gail R. Henningsen, "Women Who Could Not Have Babies, Then Did"
  • Maria Casale, "Per­ma­nent Green Light"

PMS 1 | 2001

Contents

  • Gayle Elen Harvey, "Three Moons (Helen Frankenthaler-1961)"
  • J.M. Hol­w­erda, "Worst Things"
  • Lynne Potts, "Hos­pi­tal Conversation" and "Years By Insects"
  • San­dra Kohler, "Envy"
  • Suki Wessling, "2 Chi­nese Poems"
  • Mar­i­anna Hofer, "from The Pri­vate His­tory of Kisses, pt 1"
  • Cheryl Denise, "Three Women Hang­ing Laundry"
  • Judith Arcana, "In the Ser­vice We Said"
  • Melissa Dameron, "Rachel"
  • Rynn Williams, "Water Witch"
  • Carol Ebbecke, "At the Pass Dam"
  • Sarah Kennedy, "God’s Coun­try"
  • Ruxan­dra Cesereanu, "from Luna­cies; XLVIII and L"
  • Ann Fisher-Wirth, "The Heir­looms (1996)"
  • Linda Lan­cione Moyer, "Tak­ing Over"
  • Diane Gage, "Owls"
  • Traci Slat­ton, "One Week­end in the Astral Plane"
  • Louise Gwath­mey Weld, "uncle frank lies in the parlor" and "Charleston, South Carolina"
  • Vir­ginia Schnurr, "Learn­ing to Speak"
  • Jacque­line McLean, "Going Out of Style"
  • Bar­bara O’Dair, "A Man on Each Arm"
  • Amber Luzak, "return­ing the favor"
  • Julie Grass, "Pos­ing for the Artist"
  • Ruth Thomp­son, "The Beauty of Shells"
  • Joanne Argento, "The Sem­i­nary in May"
  • Cath­leen Calbert, "Rules" and "After­wards"
  • Vicki Cov­ing­ton, "The Cra­dle Roll"
  • Colleen O’Brien, "Fit"
  • Leslie Bing­ham Williams, "Nam Prik Kapi"
  • Emily Lyons, "My Wake-up Call"
  • Kris­tine Hren Moe, "Orange Dia­monds"
  • Sally Fos­ket, "Love and Work"
  • Beth Dal­ton, "Home Video"
  • Madeleine Beck­man, "Beach Days"