PMS 1-7 | 2001-2007

Linda Frost, editor



PMS 7 | 2007

Contents

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • 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"

story

  • Kim Aubrey, "Unfinished"
  • Tally Brennan, "The War With The Squirrels"
  • Vicki Covington, "The Haircut"

PMS 6 | 2006

Contents

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • 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"

story

  • 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

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • 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"

story

  • Cinthia Ritchie, "Lunch With Oprah"
  • Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, "Home Brew"
  • Melissa Feuerstein, "Ghost"
  • Heather Springer, "Manifesto"
  • Sheri Joseph, "Missing Pieces"
 

PMS 4 | 2004

Contents

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • 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"

story

  • 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

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • Tina Harris, "In M’am-Maw’s Hands"
  • Sandra M. Jensen, "Luna"
  • Carolyn McKinstry, "Season of Change"

story

  • 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

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • 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"

story

  • 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

poem

  • 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"

memoir

  • Vicki Covington, "The Cradle Roll"
  • Colleen O’Brien, "Fit"
  • Leslie Bingham Williams, "Nam Prik Kapi"
  • Emily Lyons, "My Wake-up Call"

story

  • Kristine Hren Moe, "Orange Diamonds"
  • Sally Fosket, "Love and Work"
  • Beth Dalton, "Home Video"
  • Madeleine Beckman, "Beach Days"