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Poems & Plays Number 1

Poems & Plays 1
Poems

Charles Bukowski
  • Quit Before The Sun
  • 3 Men At Separate Tables Against The South Wall
  • Let Me Tell You About This One

Ray Bradbury
  • Time Is Best Measured By Ruins

Robert Brown
  • Crossing The Wye
  • The Black Eye Of Love

Kevin Griffith
  • Syllabus
  • A Poem Should Be Mean

Robert Webb
  • Satch

Philip C. Kolin
  • The Soddy-daisy

Daniel R. Barnes
  • Aftermath

Jeffrey Lee Puckett
  • Some Champion

David Bainbridge
  • She Only Escapes Herself While In Motion

Kurt Fickert
  • Grimms' Tales Or Growing Up In Germany

Karen M. Jastermsky
  • Old Garbo

Herbert W. Martin
  • After The Photographs Of Yousaf Karsh
  • Joan Miro
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Alberto Giacometti
Art Portfolio

Matias Longoria Teatro
  • Lluvia Amarilla
  • Canastas
  • Celebran

Plays


Robert Reid
  • The Recommendation

Barbara January
  • The Box

Dave Drayer
  • From Call Of The Wolf
The 1994 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Maureen Micus Crisick
  • Night Train To Budapest
  • Suppose
  • Reading About Poland
  • A Visit With Mr. Lipinski
  • Night Train To Budapest
  • Arriving In Balaton
  • All Things In The House Seem Strange To The New Lodger
  • Snapshots Of Sikor
  • Attila The Hun
  • Gypsy Of Zador
  • Innocence Moving North
  • Mr. Szabo And The Red Army
  • When Death Comes
  • For A Stranger
  • Janos' Bakery, 6 A.m.
  • The Man Has Come To See Her Bringing His Life
  • Sun

On The Cover: Polly Cook, Twist Ye, Twine Ye (Ceramic Tile On Wood, 46" X 56", 1993)

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Poems & Plays Number 2

Poems & Plays 2
Poems

David Citino
  • The War Between Poetry And The World
  • The War Between Cook Books And Diet Books

Jeff Thomson
  • The Avenue Of Chance Ascent
  • Ode To My Mother's Sunflowers

Mike Burwell
  • Eagle On The Cape
  • Montague Island: Spring
  • Alone
  • Wash Silver

Kevin Griffith
  • The Man Who's Been Living In Your Basement
  • The Poet Leads Dante Through A Small Town
  • Loser
  • Serious

Jay Meek
  • Liners

Marcia Hurlow
  • The Etymology Of The Bear

Thomas David Lisk
  • File Under "Sleep, History Of"
  • Dreams Of Youth
  • Transcient Longings

Dianna Henning
  • Why Caribou Won't Last In Big Wind Country
  • The Visible Dark

Vivian Shipley
  • The Last Wild Horses In Kentucky

Marilyn Kallet
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Out Of Bondage

Eric Hoem
  • The Artists Look Down
Interview
  • And Then There Is Chaos... A Conversation With Spalding Gray

A Play Christopher Woods
  • From Moonbirds

Cartoons Wayne Hogan
  • A Portfolio

The 1995 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

For Drama

Steven Sater Three Plays
  • In Search Of Lost Wings
  • What To Do About Delia
  • Skin

For Poetry

David Stark Anaktuvuk Pass
  • A Photograph: Mechanics Shack
  • Christmas: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
  • Changing For Winter
  • Whale Watch-st. Lawrence Island, Alaska
  • At The Air Show In Manzanar
  • After Appomatox
  • For Michael
  • Berry Picking
  • Sorting It Out
  • Birthday
  • Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska
  • At Chitina, Alaska

Cover By Lanie Gannon (Acrylics, Various Sizes)

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Poems & Plays Number 3

Poems & Plays 3




Poems

Stephen Dunn
  • The Man In The Field Staring At The Sky
  • The Day Before
  • Three Roads Diverged

Stephen Dobyns
  • The Rotations Of The Earth
  • The Casualties Of April
  • The Invitations Overhead
  • Back To School

Kevin Griffith
  • Indexing Satan
  • After Three Days Of Torture, St. Existential Confesses

Gregory Thielen
  • Holding What I Know
  • Remembering Tall Grass And Stones
  • Vacancies

Joseph D. Milosch
  • Letters From Paul

Vivian Shipley
  • Upon Looking At James Merrill's Poems For The First Time
  • Outside The New Haven Lawn Club

Anthony Libby
  • One Hundred Pelicans And A Crane
  • Poem

Ginny Mackenzie
  • The Artist's Child's Birthday Party

Daniel R. Foley
  • Antonio Machado

Alan Elyshevitz
  • Poland, 1990

John Cullen
  • My Russian Autobiography

Paul Christensen
  • Asleep In Calvin's Church In Geneva
  • The Birthday Party
  • The Crow

Plays Steven Sater
  • Spiritual Hospital

Robert Alan Ford
  • Manhattan Transaction

Robert Lawson
  • Occam's Razor

Interview/Poem
  • A Conversation With Philip Levine

Philip Levine
  • Holy Son And Mother Of The Projects

Artwork

Paul Deniro
  • Stalingrad, Carnage Of The Volga: In Thebeginning
  • Retreat Of The Saxon Horsemen

1996 Tennessee Chapbook Prize Angela Kelly Weighing The Body Back Down
  • Don Quixote Today
  • Asylum Celebration
  • Come Of Age
  • Damn Prudence
  • Mountain Blood
  • Dial W For Winter
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Go Fly A Kite
  • Life Story In Graffiti
  • The Poet, Drowning At Sea
  • Come Again Soon
  • O' Pioneers
  • Weighing The Body Back Down

Cover: Virginia Derryberry, Herding Instinct (Oil On Canvas, 54" X 72", 1994)

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Poems & Plays Number 4

Poems & Plays 4

Poems

Charles Bukowski (5-9)

  • The 12 Hour Night
  • Roll The Dice

Peter Blair (10-12)

  • Quitting Time At Homestead Steel
  • What It Takes

Walt Mcdonald (13)

  • Aunt Clara And The Weather

Billy Collins (14-16)

  • Bermuda
  • A Tibetan Buddhist Destroys A Mandala Made Of Sand

Laura Lee Washburn (17-18)

  • When You Wake Up In The Blue Room
  • Dining

Cynthia Booher (26-27)

  • The Yellow Carpet
  • Visionary

Kevin Griffith (37-39)

  • Guardian Angel
  • Eve
  • The Man Who Could See Devils

Jean Prafke (40)

  • How To Hold A Room Together

Chris Cokinos (41-43)

  • If Attention Is A Form Of Prayer
  • There Is No Animal Heaven

Vivian Shipley (44)

  • Blue Fingers

Rane Arroyo (45-47)

  • The Flag
  • On Seamus Heaney Receiving The Nobel Prize For Literature

Keith Flynn (48)

  • The Death Of The Poet

Kip Knott (60-61)

  • Fundamentalist
  • Salvador Dali's Typical Nightmare

Gregory Thielen (62)

  • The Example

Fernand Roqueplan (63)

  • Cherries At Kajikawa

Thomas Rain Crowe (64)

  • Breast Feeding

Kathleen Bogan (65-66)

  • The Lesbian And Her Father At The Beach

Rick Bursky (67)

  • The Thirty Pound Sacks

Plays

Steven Sater (19-25)

  • Mrs. Jones And The Man From Dixieland

Rich Stone (49-59)

  • Coming Soon To A Theater Near You
  • Just Pucker Up And Try To Enjoy It

Artwork

Clint Brown (28-36)

  • The Plague Drawings

Notes On Contributors (68)

The 1997 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Joseph D. Milosch (69-84)

Poems & Plays Number 5

Poems & Plays 5

Poetry

Charles Bukowski (5-7)

  • Locked In

Ron Koertge (8-9)

  • American Movie Classics
  • Rented Tux

Matthew Sweeney (10)

  • Animals

Stuart Dischell (11)

  • A Response

Jude Nutter (12-16)

  • The Work They Love
  • Fidelity
  • Requiem

Julie Lechevsky (27-28)

Cynthia Boomer (29)

  • On Discussing Compulsive Behavior With Fibonacci

Anthony Libby (30-31)

  • Bettie Page Bound For Jesus

Charles Webb (32-34)

  • Pirates
  • History Of Humor

Jeff Hoffman (35-36)

  • Spanish Investigation
  • The Happy Couple At The Perfect Restaurant

Kevin Griffith (37-39)

  • Our Uneventful Visit To The Aging Superhero
  • The Day You Become Your Father
  • After The Circus

David Koehn (40-41)

  • On The Invention Of Boxing Gloves
  • What The Village Did

Kip Knott (42)

  • Heaven

Fernand Roqueplan (43-44)

  • Don't Know, Him Too Far
  • Concrete Sounds Soft

Peter Blair (45-47)

  • Trudging Through The Ore Looking For The Supervisor's Balls
  • The Slag Pits

Dianna Henning (48-49)

  • Pushing God Through To The Visible
  • Bent Bird

Kathleene West (50-51)

  • Typing My Father's Obituary While He Watches The Channel 10 . . .

Carolyn Alessio (52)

  • Fort Huachucha, 1954

Maria Hummel (56)

  • Unguent

Judith Barrington (57)

  • Beating The Dog

Vivian Shipley (58-59)

  • Praise For My Son's Photographs Of Harlan County

Deena Linett (60)

  • The Dead Child

Edward Sullivan (61)

  • Calling The Enterprise Into Question

Carolyn Elkins (62)

  • Blood

Plays

Laura Maria Censabella (17-26)

  • Posing

Steven Sater (53-55)

  • A Visit From Nod

Notes On Contributors (63-64)

1998 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Robert Collins (65-84)

Poems And Plays Number 6

Poems & Plays 6




Poems

Ron Koertge (5-7)

  • My Students
  • Phone Sex
  • Domestic Allegory

Lois Marie Harrod (8-9)

  • Anything Goes And Everything Did

David Kirby (12-14)

  • Repression

Julie Lechevsky (23-24)

  • Applebee's
  • The Music

Michael P. Mcmanus (25)

  • Pleasure

Thea Sullivan (26-27)

  • Outside The Lines
  • Instructions

Kathleene West (28-30)

  • Double Entendre, Double Entente

Charles Harper Webb (37-38)

  • Heisenberg'S Uncertainty

Anthony Libby(39)

  • Surfing The Louvre: Egyptian Antiquities

Kip Knott (40)

  • Waking In A Strange House

Marilyn Shelton (41)

  • Clearing The Underbrush

Judith Barrington (42)

  • Crows

Tina Barr (43-44)

  • Delta

Sheryl Luna (47-48)

  • Ambition

C. Alifair Skebe (49)

  • Belie

Steven Walker (50-51)

  • Never Say Never

Laura Lee Washburn (53)

  • The Devil's Pocketbook

Ryan G. Van Cleave (55)

  • The Hanged Man

Phebe Davidson (56-57)

  • Years Later

Brett Hursey (58)

  • "Man Shoots Mayor Over Fifteen Dollar Water Bill"

Plays

Naomi Wallace (11)

  • Manifesto

Josh Ben Friedman (15-21)

  • Removing The Head

Chris Jarreu Railey (32-36)

  • Peach Cobbler And Patsy Cline

Christopher Woods (45-46)

  • Darla

Betty Diamond (52)

  • Beautiful Woman

Ginny Cerrella (59-66)

  • His, Hers, God's

Artwork/Engravings

  • Rosemary Feit Covey (10, 22, 31, 54, 69)
  • Antigenic Shift
  • The Next Show
  • Together In Their Grave...
  • I Shot A Hawk...
  • Jerry Max

1999 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Rob Griffith (69-84)

Poems And Plays Number 7

Poems & Plays 7

Poems

Charles Harper Webb (5)

  • Writing For Youth

Virgil SuRez (6-8)

  • At The Somnambulist Convention
  • Fluffer

Ron Koertge (9-10)

  • Idolatry
  • A Good Story
  • Red

Marc Swan (15)

  • Monkey Wings & Dragon Tales

Kevin Griffith (16-18)

  • Life's Tough
  • Martini In A Plastic Glass

Naomi Wallace (23-24)

  • Details We Could Spare
  • By No Device Of Ours

Judith Barrington (25)

  • When Someone You Love Has Drowned

Bill Sweeney (26-27)

  • A Waking

Dominic W. Holt (28-30)

  • My Worship Of Scarecrows
  • Speaking Plainly

Fernand Roqueplan (31-32)

  • Treading
  • Idle Wolves

Christopher Brisson (49-50)

  • A To Z

Ryan G. Van Cleave (51)

  • El Libro Del Rey De Relamp Gos

Robert Miltner (52)

  • The Thieve's Quintet Plays The Blue Note

Vivian Shipley (53-54)

  • Sooner Was A Hard Dog To Keep Under The Porch

Carmen Germain (55)

  • Picking Huckleberries

Leslie Adrienne Miller (56-57)

  • Outliving The Lyric Moment

Joyce Odam (58)

  • Three Egrets

Gerald Locklin (63)

  • Learning From Nostradamus

Plays

Karen Rosenberg (11-14)

  • Two Short Plays With Dancers And A Puppet

Sandra Perlman (19-22)

  • Dearie

Elaine Romero (59-62)

  • Roadaphobia

Contributor Notes (64)

The 2000 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

For Drama:

Laura Maria Censabella (33-48)

  • The Actual Footage

For Poetry:

David Kirby (65-88)

Poems And PlaysNumber 8

Poems & Plays 8

Poems

Katiakapovich (5-8)

  • A Beggar
  • A Long Sentence
  • Tanya

Ann Killough (9-10)

  • Virgin And Child By Paolo Uccello, C. 1440

Peter Covino (11-12)

  • An Offering

Thea S. Kuticka (13)

  • Half Moon Bay

Ron Koertge (14-15)

  • Chlps
  • The Fighting Poets

Richard Newman (16)

  • Mistakes

Charles Rafferty (17-19)

  • Smithereens
  • Balance

Holly Schullo (27-28)

  • Red Canna

Carmellaj. Braniger (29)

  • Small Town Affairs

Michael Atkinson (30-31)

  • Finding Nude Polaroids Of My Mother, 1972

Jeff Knorr (32)

  • Two Ghazals

Tina Barr (33-34)

  • Audentes Fortuna Juvat

Tom Dvorske (35)

  • Work

Rob Griffith (36-37)

  • Cashing It In

James Doyle (38)

  • Gandhi And Tolstoy Correspond

Dan Memmolo (39-40)

  • Reading Gogol At Fenway

Christine Delea (57)

  • About The Things We Leave Behind In Cities

Martin Arnold (58)

  • Blue

Charles Harper Webb (59-60)

  • Epiphany

Jarret Keene (61)

  • The Poet'S Bad Faith

Plays

Crystalskillman (20-26)

  • Tooth

Dan O'brien (41-56)

  • Either/Or

Contributor Notes (63-64)

The 2001 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Julie Lechevsky(65-84)

Poems And PlaysNumber 9

Poems and Plays, 9

Poems

Jerry Williams (5)

  • Emerald Lake

Alexandra Van De Kamp (6-7)

  • Scientific Theory
  • The Rainiest May In The Twentieth Century

Ann B. Knox (8-9)

  • Believe Me

Jennifer Perrine (10-11)

  • To The Previous Owner
  • While You Were Gone

Lois Marie Harrod (12)

  • In The Museum Of Fucking

Kate Gale (13)

  • Solomon's Problem
  • Elizabeth

E. R. Carlin (14-16)

  • Horse Back Stance

Naton Leslie (17)

  • In Public

Mike Carlin (24)

  • Honey West

Charles Rafferty (25)

  • The Underground Man

Charles Harper Webb (26-27)

  • Intimacy
  • Family Planning Center

Kevin Griffith (28)

  • The Night Before We Became The Living Dead

J. R. Solonche (29)

  • Looking Out The Window At The Fog Without My Glasses

Tom Dvorske (30)

  • Beveled

Susan Thomas (31)

  • The Hand That Waves Good-bye

Matthew J. Spireng (32)

  • The Dig

Jennifer Barber (33)

  • Days Of I492

William Woolfitt (34)

  • In The Time Of The Volcanoes

Christine Boyka Kluge (35)

  • Breath

Ron Mohring (36)

  • To Have And To Hold

Ron Koertge (37)

  • The Chinatown Book Of The Dead

Moira Egan (52)

  • Liminal Hymn

Melanie Jordan Rack (53)

  • Jeremiad

Albert Haley (54)

  • Les Etoiles

Matthew Guenette (55-56)

  • Two Poems

Bart Edelman (57)

  • I Killed The Poet

Richard Newman (58)

  • Wild Game

Virgil Suarez (59)

  • Husk

Joseph D. Milosch (60-62)

  • On The Wing

Plays

Jean Kristen Hedgecock (18-23)

  • Damnation

Barbara Hamby & David Kirby (38-51)

  • Mrs. Kaneshiro Sees God

The 2002 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Alison Pelegrin (65-84)

Poems And Plays Number 10

Poems & Plays 10

Poems

Barbara Hamby (5)

  • The History Of Apples, Part One

Elizabeth Sullivan (6-8)

  • Antioch
  • In Common
  • Paschal

Julie Lechevsky (9-10)

  • When I Asked For Help With My Software, He Parsed All My Algorithms Alternating Current

Kevin Griffith(11-12)

  • My Own Worst Enemy
  • When You Return From The Dead

J. Gabriel Scala (13-14)

  • Winter
  • Riding Horses In Snow

Gabrielle Lemay (15-16)

  • Tango
  • September Sonatina

Lorraine Healy (17)

  • An Artifact Of Light

Judith Sornberger (18-19)

  • Mary, After The Angel
  • If She Could

Charles Harper Webb (27-29)

  • Nerves Of Titanium

Gregory Hischak (30-31)

  • The Temperature On Mercury (F)
  • High Water Mark

Rob Griffith (32)

  • Confessions

E. Schwerer (49)

  • It Isn't Like This

Kim Bridgford (50)

  • Storm

Claire Kiefer (51)

  • Forgive Me

Cleatus Rattan (52-53)

  • The Old Boys

Bill Brown (54)

  • The Calling

Charlie Clark (55-56)

  • The Virility God
  • Upon Hearing That A Friend's Suicide Note
  • Blamed The Father For Everything

Philip Memmer (57)

  • Oil Change

Gregory Razran (58)

  • For Anna (At "Jiffy Lube")

Todd Thompson (59)

  • Death Reverie

Ken Denberg (60)

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

Matthew Guenette (61)

  • A Way Of Getting Students Into Modern Poetry

Virgil Suarez (62)

  • Las Pentagonias Of Reinaldo Arenas

Plays

Steven Schutzman (20-26)

  • The Salesman

Contributor Notes (63-64)

The 2003 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

For Drama: Dan O'brien (33-48)

  • The Dear Boy

For Poetry:

Mac Gay (65-84)

Poems And Plays Number 11

Poems & Plays 11

Poems

Ron Mcfarland (5)

  • Idaho Meditation For Elizabeth Bishop

William Greenway(6-7)

  • Maps
  • Piecing On The Ham

Moira Egan (8)

  • Seven

Erin Keane (9-10)

  • The Jumbotron Nightmare
  • Aunt Molly's Advice To The Exhibitionist

Ron Koertge (11)

  • Off-track Betting

Charles Rafferty (12-13)

  • The Connoisseur Of Browns
  • The Man Who Missed Everything

Tim Bradford (19-22)

  • Nomads With Samsonite
  • Survival

Jennifer Finstrom (23-24)

  • Poem For A Strange Journey
  • The Woodcutter's Children

Philip Memmer (25-26)

  • Knowledge
  • The Wife Test

David Wyatt (27)

  • No Such Thing

Janice Moore Fuller (28)

  • Rapunzel

Dan Memmolo (29-30)

  • A Raised, Clenched Fist

Jennifer Perrine (34)

  • Coveting, With Pronunciation Guide

Judith Arcana (35-36)

  • What The Birds Say

Martin Ott (37)

  • Somnambulist

Kevin Griffith (38-39)

  • Coffee
  • It Happens In Kansas

Charles Harper Webb (40-41)

  • Humor Incompetence In A Serious Problem

Jeff Hardin (42)

  • Remember The Little People

Albert Haley (43)

  • Flag

Gretel Young Hickman (44)

  • These Words Would Bury

Barry Garside-fogden (51-52)

  • Niedersachsenwerfen

Ann Day (53-54)

  • The Locked Door
  • Outside The City

Pablo Tanguay (55)

  • Shine

John Colburn (56)

  • Beginning A Country

James Doyle (57)

  • The Birthday

Charlie Clark (58-59)

  • The Old Yard

Stuart Bartow (60)

  • A Visit With Baby Hephaestus

Stephanie Dickinson (61)

  • Super 80, 1946

Michael Potts (62)

  • Bag Of Bones

Plays

Jim Quinn (14-18)

  • Her Deer Story

Adam Szymkowics (31-33)

  • Save

Crystal Skillman (45-50)

  • Replacing The Image

The 2004 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Gabrielle Lemay (63-64)

Poems And Plays Number 12

Poems & Plays 12

Poems

Anne Coray (5-8)

  • Flare
  • Gingko
  • Mausoleum
  • Aprhodisiac

Lynnell Edwards (9-11)

  • Children Will Drive You
  • Campari And Soda
  • Pga Punch: Garnish
  • What The Dead Think

Harry Brody (12-14)

  • Weighing It While Dressing For Work
  • Voices: The Vow
  • His Discipline
  • The Dinner Party

E. R. Carlin (22-24)

  • Uova In Purgatorio
  • Mixed Doubles

Keith Flynn (25-26)

  • The Force Of Habit

Charlotte Matthews (27-28)

  • Rehersal For The Real Thing
  • Minuet

Lois Marie Harrod (29-30)

  • Teaching "Leda And The Swan"
  • Barn With Snow

Marcia L. Hurlow (31)

  • No Advice

Georgia Tiffany (32)

  • Vow

Charles Harper Webb (36-38)

  • Against Soul-baring
  • Portrait Of Ralph D. Baron, President
  • Losing Imaginary Mary

Richard Jones (39-40)

  • The Diner

J. P. Dancing Bear (41-42)

  • Act Of God
  • Prospero As Tv Weatherman

Stuart Bartow (43-44)

  • On Being A Lesser Poet
  • Afterlife

Alison Pelegrin (45)

  • Baby, You Don't Know My Mind

Charles Rafferty (46)

  • The Aficionado Of Pain

Joanne Lowery (47)

  • Death Writes A Villanelle

Lee Passarella (48)

  • Augury

Ann Day (49)

  • Winter Walk

Moira Egan (50)

  • Why Penelope Cried

Jolee Joseph (58)

  • Living Magic

Debra Woolley (59)

  • On Assigning Your Children Biblical Names

Allison Defreese (60)

  • Box
  • Bouquet

Edward Schelb (61-62)

  • You Can Talk About The King Of Gideon

Plays

Deborah Ann Percy & Arnold Johnston (15-21)

  • Parking Space

Laurie Stone (51-57)

  • Tongue

Contributors (63-64)

The 2005 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Nancy Naomi Carlson (65-84)

Poems And PlaysNumber 13

Poems & Plays 13

Poems

Mike White (1)

  • Manual

Jessica Jewell (5-6)

  • Wisdom Of Fly-fishing In Slovenia

  • A Shark While Running

Robert Collins (7-9)

  • The Antichrist In Alabama

  • Word To The Antichrist

Mark Halperin (10-12)

  • Retirement

  • Impotence

Ron Koertge (13-14)

  • The Poet's Wife

  • Hat

Charles Sweetman (15)

  • Dus-chotimirsky Was A Dangerous Man

Jim Daniels (16)

  • Dusk

Shannon Borg (23-24)

  • The Mourning Women

Kate Gale (25-26)

  • Later, The Moon Died

  • Shura

Trey Palmisano (27)

  • Rend

Victoria Clausi (28)

  • All That Looking For

Scott Macphail (29-30)

Crush Mark Defoe (31)

  • The Rock And The Pebble

Michelle Miller (32-33)

  • The Minimalist On Summer

  • Turning Out Pockets

Elena Karina Byrne (34-35)

  • Face Mask: The Art Of Physiognomy

Richard Foerster (36)

  • One Year After

Michael Magee (46)

  • A Trip To Jerusalem

James Doyle (47-48)

  • Pomegranate

  • While Rome Burned

Clare Banks (49)

  • Nashville

Janice Moore Fuller (50)

  • Open Studio, The Tyrone Guthrie Center

Emily Perez (51-52)

  • On My Way To The Doctor

  • Maker, Collection

John Crutchfield (56)

  • Dodson's Crossroads

Jan Haag (57)

  • Gravy

Amy Lemmon (58)

  • Monday Aubade

Ann Day (59)

  • Long Walk On A Greek Island

Kevin Mckelvey (60)

  • Self-portrait As Ridge

Shane Seely (61-62)

  • The Clawfoot Tub

  • Plays

Deb Margolin (17-22)

  • From Index To Idioms

Rane Arroyo (37-45)

  • A Lesson In Writing Love Letters

Carson Kreitzer (53-55)

  • Brett "The Hitman" Hart

Contributors (63-64)

The 2006 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Joanne Lowery (65-84)

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Poems And Plays Number 14

Poems & Plays 14

Poems

Ben Moorad (1)

  • From Balcony

Judith Sornberger (5-6)

  • Ode To A Full Moon Rising Over Wal-mart

Arthur Smith (7-8)

  • The Future Is Already Among Us, The Old Man Said
  • A Place In Time For This, Too

Brian Griffin (9-12)

  • Why Do We Fight These Wars If God Is Love
  • And Light Travels Years From Distant Stars?
  • If Creation Is A Veil

Adrianne Kalfopoulou (12-14)

  • Window Hope-less Matter
  • Fall Grapes

Lynnell Edwards (15-16)

  • From Catalogue, Locust Grove Antique Show

Lois Marie Harrod (17-18)

  • Apology In That Long Ovation Of Rain

Stephanie Gehring (26)

  • Vellum

Carolina Morales (27-28)

  • Lycanthropic
  • Bride Of Frankenstein

Tatyana Mishel (29-30)

  • Grounded
  • Losing It

Tom C. Hunley (31-32)

  • "Now" The Spirits Say "Stay Away"

Brian Billings (33-34)

  • A Cremation At Wilcroft Estates Floating While Failing

Stephen Gibson (35)

  • The Battle Of Lepanto By Paolo Veronese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Doug Ramspeck (36-37)

  • The Myth Of Regeneration Early Snow

Kevin Griffith (38)

  • Aubade

Todd Thompson (49-50)

  • Petco Truck Overturned On Expressway Mt. Ever-rest

Rynn Williams (51)

  • Insomnia

Kevin Mckelvey (52)

  • Self-portrait As Tornado

Jill M. Kupchik (53)

  • Her American Personality And Her French
  • Personality Sit Down To Have A Conversation

Anna Scotti (54)

  • Onomatopoeia

Mark Defoe (55-56)

  • October: Charleston, Wv To Buckhannon, Wv

Greg Moglia (57)

  • A Man Is Not Supposed To Give In To Tears

Frank Montesonti (58-59)

  • Film Noir

Ron Mcfarland (60-62)

  • Why I Hate Christmas A Visit To The Art Museum
  • A Christmas Memory

Contributors (63-64)

Plays

Kathleen Wakefield (19-25)

Real Estate

Gregory Hischak (39-48)

  • Crows Over Wheatfield

The 2007 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Wayne Paul Mattingly (65-84)

Poems And Plays Number 15

Poems & Plays 15

Poems

Richard Jackson (5-7)

Katherine Smith (8)

Linda Parsons Marion (9-10)

Joel Long (11-12)

J. R. Thelin (13-16)

Georgia Tiffany (17-18)

Suzanne Roberts (19-20)

Charles Rafferty (21-23)

Joseph D. Milosch (24)

David Hawkins (1, 32-34)

Kevin Griffith (35)

Robert Parham (36-37)

Rick Christman (38)

Lowell Jaeger (39-40)

Matt Zambito (41-42)

Danny Dicrispino (43)

John Randolph Carter (44-45)

Clarinda Harriss (46)

Tatyana Mishel (50-51)

Pablo Tanguay (52)

Charles Harper Webb (53-55)

Joanne Lowery (56)

Daniel Daly (57)

Alan Catlin (58)

Lisa Dordal (59-60)

Fred Yannantuono (61-62)

Contributor Notes (63-64)

Plays

John Longenbaugh (25-31)

Bill Teitelbaum (47-49)

The 2008 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Tammy Armstrong (65-84)

  • The Great Swindle Of Taxidermy

Poems And PlaysNumber 16

Poems and Plays, 16

Poems
Paul Christensen (1)
  • From With Winter in Each Pocket

Kathleen Kirk (5-7)

  • Making Love to General Robert E. Lee
  • Richard III

Judith Sornberger (8-10)

  • The Quest for the Source of Human Evil
  • Easter Morning

Jane Varley (18-19)

  • Packing the Car for Our Western Camping Trip
  • Artic Terns
  • The Horses of Hofsos

Lois Marie Harrod (20)

  • North

James Doyle (30)

  • The Train from Rome

Barbara Louise Ungar (31-32)

  • Bad Demeter
  • Midsummer

Rob Griffith (33-34)

  • Separating
  • The Quick and the Dead

Terry Savoie (44-45)

  • Standing Before Masaccio's
  • Expulsion from Paradise

Dana Curtis (46)

  • Nocturne
  • Norturne III

Doug Ramspeck (47-48)

  • Backwater Orchard
  • Swamp Dance

Nancy Naomi Carlson (55)

  • Fabled Fruit

Naton Leslie (56-57)

  • You Have the Right to a Hound

Gregory Hischask (58-59)

  • The Culling
  • Firm

Ron Koertge (60-62)

  • Dear Citizen,
    Congratulations


Plays

Laura Maria Censabella (11-17)

  • Stones Fall, Birds Fly

Steven Schutzman (21-29)

  • Italy

Claudia Barnett (35-43)

  • Emily Dickinson's Sister

Eric Lane (49-54)

  • Ibis

Contributors (63-64)


The 2009 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Mark Defoe (65-84)

  • Ten Scenes with Mockingbird

Poems And PlaysNumber 17

Poems and Plays, 17

Poems

William Trowbridge (5-9)

  • Roll Out the Fool
  • Lycanthropy
  • A Small Bouquet of Poets

Charles Rafferty (9-10)

  • The Man in Charge of Darkness
  • Seduction

Leslie Bohn (1, 11-13)

  • From Polymnia's Son
  • Return
  • I've Learned from a Green Lizard

Darlene Pagán (14-16)

  • Ode to 107º
  • The Monster

Ron Koertge (17-18)

  • The Trojan Pony
  • Photo

James Doyle (27-28)

  • Codpieces for Sale
  • Meeting under the Streetlight

Kathleen Kirk (29-30)

  • Excursion into Poetry
  • My Porn Name

Albert Haley (31-33)

  • The Bottom Line Is
  • Reduction in Force

Suzanne Roberts (34-35)

  • If You Could Ask, What Is It that you'd Want?
  • Apocalypse at the Safeway

Jane Varley (45-46)

  • Cirrus
  • Hot Springs

Dan Memmolo (47)

  • Sundress

Dana Curtis (48-49)

  • Lassitudinal Verses

Doug Van Gundy (58-59)

  • Mythology
  • Matins—New Smyrna Beach

Mike Burwell (60)

  • A Dream after Lobster

Lisa L. Siedlarz (61-62)

  • Memorial Day
  • A Swizzle Stick, Two Cigarettes, and a Lighter

Plays

Lynn-Steven Johanson (19-26)

  • The Crucifixion of Moe and Ira

Crystal Skillman (36-44)

  • Geek
  • Artwork

Mark Hosford (50-57)

  • From Ghost Stories

Contributors (63-64)

The 2010 Tennessee Chapbook Prize

Judith Sornberger (65-84)

  • The Hard Grammar of Gratitude

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