BPR 42 | 2015

Spring 2015 | Number 42


Cover of BPR 2015, number 42. Featured Poet

Allison Joseph

Winner of the Collins Prize

Michelle Chan Brown
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Contents

Featured Poet

Allison Joseph

  • Confederate Season
  • Somewhere in the North Bronx, Late Seventies
  • Sidewalks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Sonnet for a Scale
Parneshia Jones Melanie Jordan
  • The Raggedy Recedes: The Poetry of Allison Joseph

Featured Essay

Susannah Mintz

  • “Is there a basement in this poem?” On Making Story of Verse

Poems

  • Christopher Bakken
    • Sentence
  • Angela Ball
    • Things About Hotels
    • Enter the Guest
  • Sally Ball
    • Entwined Buddha
  • David Bottoms
    • Baptists
  • Tina Mozelle Braziel
    • Fluidity
  • Jay Bremyer
    • The Day Ignatow Died
  • Joel Brouwer
    • A Few Lines from the Library
  • Bill Brown
    • Vestment
  • Michelle Chan Brown
  • Stacey Lynn Brown
    • The One Black Girl at the Racist Sleepover
    • What Next
  • Elijah Burrell
    • Change of Song
  • Adam Clay
    • On Exhaustion
  • Daniel Corrie
    • Augustine Chanting
  • Noel Crook
    • Field-of-Flowers
  • Geri Doran
    • Martins (Quantum)
    • Trainsong
  • Moira Egan
    • Love’s Baby Soft
  • Charlene Fix
    • Turning the Line
  • Bernadette Geyer
    • Sleeping It Off
  • Joshua Gottlieb-Miller
    • The Art of Bagging
  • Hastings Hensel
  • Ernest Hilbert
    • Dominion of the Parthians
  • Graham Hillard
    • Art Student
  • Richie Hofmann
    • Bakery
    • Renovation
  • Luke Hollis
    • Lambing
  • Tom Holmes
    • The Orange Movement and the Rise and Fall of Orange Nucléaire
  • Lesley Jenike
    • The Lepidopterist
    • Twelfth Night
    • Splitting the Lark
  • Parneshia Jones
    • StairMaster
  • Stephen Kampa
    • News from the Little Room
    • Nothing by Halves
  • Keetje Kuipers
    • First Trimester
    • Winter Lambs
    • Overwinter
  • Austin MacRae
    • Pitch
  • Al Maginnes
    • Leaving an AA Meeting During a Snowstorm
    • Isaac, Afterward
  • Dora Malech
  • Charles Martin
  • Cleopatra Mathis
    • Southern Girlhood, 1963
    • Autobiography 2
  • L.S. McKee
    • Alva and the Field, 1944
    • Alva and the Mockingbird
  • Jim Mersmann
    • Morning, Easter
    • “For Counting Your Blessings,” She Said
  • Peter Munro
    • A Fisheries Scientist Suffers the Flood to Come
  • Jim Murphy
    • Ancient, Immaterial
  • Gregg Murray
    • The Deal
  • Richard Newman
    • The Ugliest Woman Sitting at the Bar
  • Alan Michael Parker
    • The Serengeti
    • Why I Am Not a Painter
  • Ricardo Pau-Llosa
  • Alexandria Peary
    • Troubled Lawns
  • Charlotte Pence
    • Orderly
  • John Poch
    • At Dante’s Tomb
  • Christina Pugh
    • Summer’s End
    • Hindsight
  • Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
    • Six Camps
  • Matthew Roth
    • Stars
  • J.D. Scrimgeour
    • Lifting the Turtle
    • Pinecroft Dairy
  • Michael Shewmaker
  • Erin Elizabeth Smith
    • Alice Dreams the Storm
  • Gary Soto
    • Am I a Thief?
    • Saint Peter, show me where the bachelors sit.
  • Catherine Staples
    • Rose Red, Rose White
    • Cylindrical Bales
  • Christine Swint
    • Colonial Llorona
    • Suburban Llorona
  • Jeff Thomson
    • Watercolor Painting Class
    • The Rolling Stones Visit the Cave of Hercules, 1967, Morocco
  • Elisabeth Weiss
    • Museum with My Father
  • Will Wells
    • In Concert
    • What’s Weft?
  • Terri Witek
    • Sex Dream with Two Boxes
  • Amy Wright
    • Notocera
    • Platycotis
  • William Wright
    • Three Notes on Drowning
    • Sanguinaria