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Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 68 No. 2

, guest editor

translated by 
the Editors
*
the Editors
translated by 
the Editors

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

translated by 
Jehanne Dubrow
*
Jehanne Dubrow
translated by 
Jehanne Dubrow

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

translated by 
Robin Myers
*
Robin Myers
translated by 
Robin Myers

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

NYC

translated by 
Rachel Edelman
*
Rachel Edelman
translated by 
Rachel Edelman

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

translated by 
Rachel Edelman
*
Rachel Edelman
translated by 
Rachel Edelman

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

translated by 
George Abraham
*
George Abraham
translated by 
George Abraham

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

translated by 
Katelynn Hibbard
*
Katelynn Hibbard
translated by 
Katelynn Hibbard

Romeos

Romeos

Romeos

Romeos

Romeos

Romeos

translated by 
Annie Kim
*
Annie Kim
translated by 
Annie Kim

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

translated by 
Cara Dees
*
Cara Dees
translated by 
Cara Dees

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

translated by 
Corey Van Landingham
*
Corey Van Landingham
translated by 
Corey Van Landingham

Reader, I

Reader, I

Reader, I

Reader, I

Reader, I

Reader, I

translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
*
Daniel Arias-Gómez
translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
*
Daniel Arias-Gómez
translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos
translated by 
Emily Pittinos

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos
translated by 
Emily Pittinos

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos
translated by 
Emily Pittinos

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

translated by 
Erin L. McCoy
*
Erin L. McCoy
translated by 
Erin L. McCoy

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

translated by 
Kasey Jueds
*
Kasey Jueds
translated by 
Kasey Jueds

The Field

The Field

The Field

The Field

The Field

The Field

translated by 
Kasey Jueds
*
Kasey Jueds
translated by 
Kasey Jueds

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

translated by 
Jennifer Elmore
*
Jennifer Elmore
translated by 
Jennifer Elmore

An Education

An Education

An Education

An Education

An Education

An Education

translated by 
Adele Elise Williams
*
Adele Elise Williams
translated by 
Adele Elise Williams

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

translated by 
Sean Shearer
*
Sean Shearer
translated by 
Sean Shearer

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell
*
Annmarie O'Connell
translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell
*
Annmarie O'Connell
translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

translated by 
Shane Lake
*
Shane Lake
translated by 
Shane Lake

Some Nights

Some Nights

Some Nights

Some Nights

Some Nights

Some Nights

translated by 
Max McDonough
*
Max McDonough
translated by 
Max McDonough

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins
translated by 
Joe Wilkins

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins
translated by 
Joe Wilkins

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins
translated by 
Joe Wilkins

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins
translated by 
Joe Wilkins

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins
translated by 
Joe Wilkins

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

translated by 
Teresa Dzieglewicz
*
Teresa Dzieglewicz
translated by 
Teresa Dzieglewicz

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

*
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

translated by 
Alan Elyshevitz
*
Alan Elyshevitz
translated by 
Alan Elyshevitz

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

translated by 
Charles Rafferty
*
Charles Rafferty
translated by 
Charles Rafferty

Moon

Moon

Moon

Moon

Moon

Moon

translated by 
Charles Rafferty
*
Charles Rafferty
translated by 
Charles Rafferty

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry

translated by 
Wyatt McMurry
*
Wyatt McMurry
translated by 
Wyatt McMurry

Feed

Feed

Feed

Feed

Feed

Feed

*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
*
J. Bailey Hutchinson
translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
*
J. Bailey Hutchinson
translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

translated by 
Dawn Lonsinger
*
Dawn Lonsinger
translated by 
Dawn Lonsinger

Fox News

Fox News

Fox News

Fox News

Fox News

Fox News

translated by 
Paul Nemser
*
Paul Nemser
translated by 
Paul Nemser

Janus

Janus

Janus

Janus

Janus

Janus

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 68 No. 2

, guest editor

translated by 
the Editors
*
the Editors

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

by 
the Editors
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Jehanne Dubrow
*
Jehanne Dubrow

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

from Dark Lines Against the Dark

by 
Jehanne Dubrow
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Robin Myers
*
Robin Myers

NYC

NYC

NYC

by 
Robin Myers
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Rachel Edelman
*
Rachel Edelman

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

To Belong Less to the Aggressor

by 
Rachel Edelman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Rachel Edelman
*
Rachel Edelman

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

Descent Fragments

by 
Rachel Edelman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
George Abraham
*
George Abraham

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

the ghost of the dead sea rewrites the history of drowning

by 
George Abraham
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Katelynn Hibbard
*
Katelynn Hibbard

Romeos

Romeos

Romeos

by 
Katelynn Hibbard
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Annie Kim
*
Annie Kim

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

A Hysteresis Loop

by 
Annie Kim
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Cara Dees
*
Cara Dees

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

To the Supreme Associate Judges,

by 
Cara Dees
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Corey Van Landingham
*
Corey Van Landingham

Reader, I

Reader, I

Reader, I

by 
Corey Van Landingham
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
*
Daniel Arias-Gómez

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

December 31, 2017, 4:49 AM

by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
*
Daniel Arias-Gómez

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

I Catch Michelle Eating Dried Figs

by 
Daniel Arias-Gómez
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

Subnivean (or Holding Back the Year)

by 
Emily Pittinos
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

Assuming, Once Again, It’s Done With,

by 
Emily Pittinos
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Emily Pittinos
*
Emily Pittinos

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

Torpor, Interrupted

by 
Emily Pittinos
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Erin L. McCoy
*
Erin L. McCoy

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

On the Recrystallization of Fallen Snow

by 
Erin L. McCoy
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Kasey Jueds
*
Kasey Jueds

The Field

The Field

The Field

by 
Kasey Jueds
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Kasey Jueds
*
Kasey Jueds

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians

by 
Kasey Jueds
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Jennifer Elmore
*
Jennifer Elmore

An Education

An Education

An Education

by 
Jennifer Elmore
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Adele Elise Williams
*
Adele Elise Williams

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

Hey Hannah Take My Body

by 
Adele Elise Williams
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Sean Shearer
*
Sean Shearer

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

Rewinding an Overdose on a Projector

by 
Sean Shearer
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell
*
Annmarie O'Connell

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

Under every skirt is a slip

by 
Annmarie O'Connell
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Annmarie O'Connell
*
Annmarie O'Connell

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

Some hours are larger

by 
Annmarie O'Connell
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Shane Lake
*
Shane Lake

Some Nights

Some Nights

Some Nights

by 
Shane Lake
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Max McDonough
*
Max McDonough

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

Babysitting My Adolescent Brother

by 
Max McDonough
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

If I Could,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

by 
Joe Wilkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

For Nothing,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

by 
Joe Wilkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even Now,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

by 
Joe Wilkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Each Dawn,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

by 
Joe Wilkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Joe Wilkins
*
Joe Wilkins

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

Even After,
Or Poem Against the Crumbling of the Republic

by 
Joe Wilkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Teresa Dzieglewicz
*
Teresa Dzieglewicz

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

Postcard from Standing Rock

by 
Teresa Dzieglewicz
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

there is no name for this.

by 
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Alan Elyshevitz
*
Alan Elyshevitz

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

by 
Alan Elyshevitz
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Charles Rafferty
*
Charles Rafferty

Moon

Moon

Moon

by 
Charles Rafferty
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Charles Rafferty
*
Charles Rafferty

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry

by 
Charles Rafferty
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Wyatt McMurry
*
Wyatt McMurry

Feed

Feed

Feed

by 
Wyatt McMurry
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

Homeschool Family and Consumer Science

by 
Christopher David Hopkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

Homeschool PE

by 
Christopher David Hopkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Christopher David Hopkins

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

Homeschool Woodshop

by 
Christopher David Hopkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
*
J. Bailey Hutchinson

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

Things Dying & Where

by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
*
J. Bailey Hutchinson

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

The Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center, sponsored by Subaru

by 
J. Bailey Hutchinson
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Dawn Lonsinger
*
Dawn Lonsinger

Fox News

Fox News

Fox News

by 
Dawn Lonsinger
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Paul Nemser
*
Paul Nemser

Janus

Janus

Janus

by 
Paul Nemser
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 68 No. 2

, guest editor

Including contributions from:

Jehanne Dubrow
Jehanne Dubrow
Robin Myers
Robin Myers
Rachel Edelman
Rachel Edelman
George Abraham
George Abraham
Katelynn Hibbard
Katelynn Hibbard
Annie Kim
Annie Kim
Cara Dees
Cara Dees
Corey Van Landingham
Corey Van Landingham
Daniel Arias-Gómez
Daniel Arias-Gómez
Emily Pittinos
Emily Pittinos
Erin L. McCoy
Erin L. McCoy
Kasey Jueds
Kasey Jueds
Jennifer Elmore
Jennifer Elmore
Adele Elise Williams
Adele Elise Williams
Sean Shearer
Sean Shearer
Annmarie O'Connell
Annmarie O'Connell
Shane Lake
Shane Lake
Max McDonough
Max McDonough
Joe Wilkins
Joe Wilkins
Teresa Dzieglewicz
Teresa Dzieglewicz
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
Alan Elyshevitz
Alan Elyshevitz
Charles Rafferty
Charles Rafferty
Wyatt McMurry
Wyatt McMurry
Christopher David Hopkins
Christopher David Hopkins
J. Bailey Hutchinson
J. Bailey Hutchinson
Dawn Lonsinger
Dawn Lonsinger
Paul Nemser
Paul Nemser
Seth Pennington
Seth Pennington
Amy Casey
Amy Casey
the Editors
the Editors

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
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FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON