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Richard Ahnert
cover art

"What Once Was Not," oil on canvas, 2018

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Seth Pennington
cover design

Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 69 No. 1

, guest editor

translated by 
Hayden Saunier
*
Hayden Saunier
translated by 
Hayden Saunier

Room Tone

Room Tone

Room Tone

Room Tone

Room Tone

Room Tone

translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson
*
Jennifer Atkinson
translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson
*
Jennifer Atkinson
translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

translated by 
Christopher Phelps
*
Christopher Phelps
translated by 
Christopher Phelps

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

translated by 
Christopher Phelps
*
Christopher Phelps
translated by 
Christopher Phelps

Demagogue

Demagogue

Demagogue

Demagogue

Demagogue

Demagogue

*
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

*
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

translated by 
Komal Mathew
*
Komal Mathew
translated by 
Komal Mathew

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

translated by 
C. T. Salazar
*
C. T. Salazar
translated by 
C. T. Salazar

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

translated by 
Dede Wilson
*
Dede Wilson
translated by 
Dede Wilson

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia

translated by 
Graham Barnhart
*
Graham Barnhart
translated by 
Graham Barnhart

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

translated by 
Nazifa Islam
*
Nazifa Islam
translated by 
Nazifa Islam

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

translated by 
Perry Janes
*
Perry Janes
translated by 
Perry Janes

Kink

Kink

Kink

Kink

Kink

Kink

translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell
*
Dannye Romine Powell
translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell

Motel

Motel

Motel

Motel

Motel

Motel

translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell
*
Dannye Romine Powell
translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

*
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

*
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

translated by 
Veronica Kornberg
*
Veronica Kornberg
translated by 
Veronica Kornberg

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

translated by 
Veronica Kornberg
*
Veronica Kornberg
translated by 
Veronica Kornberg

DMV

DMV

DMV

DMV

DMV

DMV

translated by 
Greg Glazner
*
Greg Glazner
translated by 
Greg Glazner

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

translated by 
Paul Gibbons
*
Paul Gibbons
translated by 
Paul Gibbons

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

translated by 
Cameron McGill
*
Cameron McGill
translated by 
Cameron McGill

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

translated by 
Abra Bertman
*
Abra Bertman
translated by 
Abra Bertman

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

translated by 
Abra Bertman
*
Abra Bertman
translated by 
Abra Bertman

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

translated by 
Lesley Wheeler
*
Lesley Wheeler
translated by 
Lesley Wheeler

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

translated by 
Peter Leight
*
Peter Leight
translated by 
Peter Leight

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

translated by 
Lizzy Petersen
*
Lizzy Petersen
translated by 
Lizzy Petersen

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

translated by 
Sarah Burke
*
Sarah Burke
translated by 
Sarah Burke

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

translated by 
Rowan Sharp
*
Rowan Sharp
translated by 
Rowan Sharp

March

March

March

March

March

March

translated by 
Rowan Sharp
*
Rowan Sharp
translated by 
Rowan Sharp

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

translated by 
Helena Mesa
*
Helena Mesa
translated by 
Helena Mesa

The Lesson

The Lesson

The Lesson

The Lesson

The Lesson

The Lesson

translated by 
Michael Hurley
*
Michael Hurley
translated by 
Michael Hurley

Hemingway

Hemingway

Hemingway

Hemingway

Hemingway

Hemingway

translated by 
Michael Hurley
*
Michael Hurley
translated by 
Michael Hurley

His father

His father

His father

His father

His father

His father

translated by 
Brandon Thurman
*
Brandon Thurman
translated by 
Brandon Thurman

Anointed

Anointed

Anointed

Anointed

Anointed

Anointed

translated by 
Brandon Thurman
*
Brandon Thurman
translated by 
Brandon Thurman

Mud

Mud

Mud

Mud

Mud

Mud

translated by 
Derek Berry
*
Derek Berry
translated by 
Derek Berry

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
*
Nome Emeka Patrick
translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
*
Nome Emeka Patrick
translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick

House of Gold

House of Gold

House of Gold

House of Gold

House of Gold

House of Gold

translated by 
Gina Franco
*
Gina Franco
translated by 
Gina Franco

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

translated by 
Gina Franco
*
Gina Franco
translated by 
Gina Franco

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

translated by 
Clare Rossini
*
Clare Rossini
translated by 
Clare Rossini

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 69 No. 1

, guest editor

translated by 
Hayden Saunier
*
Hayden Saunier

Room Tone

Room Tone

Room Tone

by 
Hayden Saunier
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson
*
Jennifer Atkinson

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

Spiral Leap

by 
Jennifer Atkinson
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Jennifer Atkinson
*
Jennifer Atkinson

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

If Orion Is

by 
Jennifer Atkinson
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Christopher Phelps
*
Christopher Phelps

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

Sound Belies

by 
Christopher Phelps
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Christopher Phelps
*
Christopher Phelps

Demagogue

Demagogue

Demagogue

by 
Christopher Phelps
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

by 
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

Hetty’s Tale

by 
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Komal Mathew
*
Komal Mathew

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

In the Garden: A Tomb

by 
Komal Mathew
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
C. T. Salazar
*
C. T. Salazar

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

Poem with Three Names of God + a Promise to Myself

by 
C. T. Salazar
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Dede Wilson
*
Dede Wilson

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia

by 
Dede Wilson
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Graham Barnhart
*
Graham Barnhart

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

What Being in the Army Did

by 
Graham Barnhart
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Nazifa Islam
*
Nazifa Islam

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

Her Instinct

by 
Nazifa Islam
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Perry Janes
*
Perry Janes

Kink

Kink

Kink

by 
Perry Janes
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell
*
Dannye Romine Powell

Motel

Motel

Motel

by 
Dannye Romine Powell
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Dannye Romine Powell
*
Dannye Romine Powell

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

I Woke Today Thinking of Chloe Robinson

by 
Dannye Romine Powell
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

SVÅR UPPLÖSNING

by 
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
*
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

A Man in an Illinois Toll Booth Called Me a “Beautiful Woman”
as I Was Driving Away

by 
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Veronica Kornberg
*
Veronica Kornberg

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

An Appreciation

by 
Veronica Kornberg
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Veronica Kornberg
*
Veronica Kornberg

DMV

DMV

DMV

by 
Veronica Kornberg
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Greg Glazner
*
Greg Glazner

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

Sorry As We Are

by 
Greg Glazner
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Paul Gibbons
*
Paul Gibbons

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

How You Should Have Passed, Brother

by 
Paul Gibbons
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Cameron McGill
*
Cameron McGill

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

44.6336° N, 86.2345° W

by 
Cameron McGill
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Abra Bertman
*
Abra Bertman

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

One Significant Landscape #2

by 
Abra Bertman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Abra Bertman
*
Abra Bertman

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

Tournament Hopeful

by 
Abra Bertman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Lesley Wheeler
*
Lesley Wheeler

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

Dear Anne Spencer

by 
Lesley Wheeler
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Peter Leight
*
Peter Leight

Resistance

Resistance

Resistance

by 
Peter Leight
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Lizzy Petersen
*
Lizzy Petersen

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

“Mr. Hipp, ca. 1940”: The Rain Does the Plow

by 
Lizzy Petersen
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

Diorama (the uses of the girl and the location of the 45 buildings)

by 
Catie Rosemurgy
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

Diorama (woman given all the children)

by 
Catie Rosemurgy
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

Diorama (woman who watches the forest fill with twinkling lights)

by 
Catie Rosemurgy
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Catie Rosemurgy
*
Catie Rosemurgy

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

Diorama (back to the factory)

by 
Catie Rosemurgy
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Sarah Burke
*
Sarah Burke

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

Dear Desert

by 
Sarah Burke
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Rowan Sharp
*
Rowan Sharp

March

March

March

by 
Rowan Sharp
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Rowan Sharp
*
Rowan Sharp

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

Time is a Country

by 
Rowan Sharp
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Helena Mesa
*
Helena Mesa

The Lesson

The Lesson

The Lesson

by 
Helena Mesa
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Michael Hurley
*
Michael Hurley

Hemingway

Hemingway

Hemingway

by 
Michael Hurley
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Michael Hurley
*
Michael Hurley

His father

His father

His father

by 
Michael Hurley
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Brandon Thurman
*
Brandon Thurman

Anointed

Anointed

Anointed

by 
Brandon Thurman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Brandon Thurman
*
Brandon Thurman

Mud

Mud

Mud

by 
Brandon Thurman
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Derek Berry
*
Derek Berry

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

Still Life with Escaped [Lamb]

by 
Derek Berry
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
*
Nome Emeka Patrick

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

My Mother’s Aubade Says My Father Is a Clown

by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
*
Nome Emeka Patrick

House of Gold

House of Gold

House of Gold

by 
Nome Emeka Patrick
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Gina Franco
*
Gina Franco

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

A Foundation Laid on Which the Wall Had Not Yet Been Built

by 
Gina Franco
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Gina Franco
*
Gina Franco

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

Temptation to Say Words that Cause Pain

by 
Gina Franco
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 
translated by 
Clare Rossini
*
Clare Rossini

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

We Splurge on a Glass of Wine at the Top of the
World Trade Center

by 
Clare Rossini
,
 
 and 
,
 
 and 
, and 

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

Beloit Poetry Journal

Vol. 69 No. 1

, guest editor

Including contributions from:

Seth Pennington
Seth Pennington
Richard Ahnert
Richard Ahnert
Jennifer Atkinson
Jennifer Atkinson
Graham Barnhart
Graham Barnhart
Derek Berry
Derek Berry
Abra Bertman
Abra Bertman
Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.
Monique-Adelle Callahan D.
Gina Franco
Gina Franco
Paul Gibbons
Paul Gibbons
Greg Glazner
Greg Glazner
Michael Hurley
Michael Hurley
Nazifa Islam
Nazifa Islam
Perry Janes
Perry Janes
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
Brett Elizabeth Jenkins
Veronica Kornberg
Veronica Kornberg
Peter Leight
Peter Leight
Komal Mathew
Komal Mathew
Cameron McGill
Cameron McGill
Helena Mesa
Helena Mesa
Nome Emeka Patrick
Nome Emeka Patrick
Lizzy Petersen
Lizzy Petersen
Christopher Phelps
Christopher Phelps
Dannye Romine Powell
Dannye Romine Powell
Catie Rosemurgy
Catie Rosemurgy
Clare Rossini
Clare Rossini
C. T. Salazar
C. T. Salazar
Hayden Saunier
Hayden Saunier
Rowan Sharp
Rowan Sharp
Brandon Thurman
Brandon Thurman
Lesley Wheeler
Lesley Wheeler
Dede Wilson
Dede Wilson

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMING SOON