PMS 14 | 2015

Kerry Madden, Editor

Cover of PMS 14, 2015.

Cover design: Michael J. Alfano
Cover art: “World War II Postcards.” Submitted by Dell Lemmon from her grandmother’s collection of old postcards.

Special Feature

Bethany Mitchell, "The Tension of Opposites: An Interview with Margaret Wrinkle"

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Listen to poets online

Listen to Kathleen A. Kelly read “She Ought to Know Better” and “Mr. Ninda’s Business" on our Listen page.



  • Claire Schwartz, "uncoaxed"
  • Lemmon Dell, "Anti-postcards"
  • Stephanie Kaplan Cohen, "The Cross Dressing Canteloupe"
  • Jenna Rindo, "Step Over Cracks"
  • Kate Hovey, "Out of Air"
  • Christine Higgins, "When I Go” and “Having a Daughter”
  • Brittany Tacconi, "Easter 1999"
  • Kathleen Thompson, "Lament on Distance"
  • Tina Mozelle Braziel, "The Afterlife of Pine” and “Laurel Knob"
  • Carmen Nieto, "City” and “Which Memories Will Our Children Have?"
  • Eliza Gilmore, "Book of Hours” and “On Watching My Older Brother Read Moby-Dick
  • Kathleen A. Kelly, “She Ought to Know Better,” “About the Bed We Share,” “The Third Thing,” and “Mr. Ninda’s Business"
  • Lisa Zerkle, "Transformation"
  • Meredith Davies Hadaway, "Wash Day"


  • Denise Duhamel & Julie Marie Wade, "Green"
  • Amye Archer, "Slow Motion"
  • Christine Stewart-Nuñez, "Culinary Alchemy"
  • Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, "Opal"


  • Catherine Landis, "Speechless"
  • Maura Stanton, "One Hundred Famous Views"
  • Janna Brooke Cohen, "The Doll Maker’s Tale"
  • J. Annie MacLeod, "American Gothic"
  • Jane Hertenstein, "Heartbreak Wall"