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Levis Remembered
   Reading Loop Introduction & Table of Contents

Larry Levis
   The Girl Who Was A Victim Of The Flood
   The Leopard’s Mouth Is Dry And Cold Inside
   The Plains
   Toad, Hog, Assassin, Mirror
   The Zoo

Levis Images
   Levis at Laurel & China III
   Larry Levis in Hat

Christopher Buckley
   The Lost Prose Poems of Larry Levis

Katherine Larson
   new poems
   Nursery Rhyme from Another Century
   Such Insomnia and the Shape 
   Piano Lessons II 
   poems from Radial Symmetry
   The Oranges in Uganda 
   Water Clocks 

15th Annual Levis Reading Prize
   A Reading by Katherine Larson 
   A Conversation with Katherine Larson 

Emilia Phillips
   Review | Radial Symmetry, by Katherine Larson

A Reading by Ron Carlson and Kelly Cherry 
   The Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize

Hal Crowther
   Out of Date: The Joys of Obsolescence

Margaret Gibson
   Broken Cup

Norman Dubie
   The First Light of a Quantum Plenum
   The Meteor Shower
   Professor Slaughter’s Cell in the Land of Luz

T.R. Hummer
   Adornment on an Ancient Tomb in Tibet
   Another Horizontal Lyric
   Gall Themselves, and Gash
   Hund’s Rule
   Urn Burial

Tarfia Faizullah
   Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito
   Elegy with Her Red-Tipped Fingers
   Ramadan Nocturne

Elizabeth Weld

Dylan Karges
   Clay Bodies

Steve Scafidi
   The Cavalry
   The Gentleman
   The Pages
   The Parade
   The Wine

Mary Medlin

Tori Sharpe
   Las Meninas and Perro Semihundido

Robert Ricardo Reese
   hines ward jr. lunches at the blue house 2006
   a playground in daegu
   the wild wild east

Alison Stine

Nicky Beer
   Frauds and Doppelgängers: The Poet in Recent Fiction

Naira Kuzmich
   Eulogy for Rosa Garsevanian

David Roby
   Unseen Character (part 2) 

David Roby
   Review | My Friend Tom: The Poet-Playwright Tennessee Williams, by William Jay Smith

Jesse Lee Kercheval
   49 Answers to 50 Questions

Hugh Martin
   The Burn Pit Detail at FOB Cobra
   Site 947: A Situation Report
   Ways of Looking at an IED

Matthew Zapruder
   Sun Bear
   Public Art

Juliana Gray

Katie Jean Shinkle
   The Geography of Anatomy by County
   Martha Talks Evolutionary Theory of Anatomy

Dillon Droege
   Russian Mysticism

Art 180
   What Do You Stand For?

Josh Kalscheur
   Jail by Church and School
   Regiment 1941

Anna Journey
   One Year After My Move to California, I Jell-O Wrestle My Texan Past in a Dream
   A Wayward Cow’s Worst Nightmare

Kyla Marshell
   We’ll Always Have NĂ©gritude

Matthew Zingg
   I’m Working on this Synecdoche

Ron Smith
   The Tomb of the Scipios

Liara Tamani
   Forget That

John Ravenal
   Diana Al-Hadid’s Trace of a Fictional Third

Richard Jackson
   Walking the Dog

Michael Broek
   The Man Code
   The Varsouvienne

Hope Maxwell Snyder
   Confessions for the Guerrilla Fighter Upstairs
   My Father’s Language

Jasmine Dreame Wagner
   Burtynsky’s Mines
   Like Empires and Languages

Katy Resch
   Tall Enough

Phil May
   Phil May’s 19th Century Drawings & Process

Sandra Beasley
   Review | The Children, by Paula Bohince

Ross Losapio
   Review | Carnations, by Anthony Carelli

Catherine MacDonald
   Review | The Sounding Machine, by Patty Paine

Lynda Fleet Perry
   Review | Nine Acres, by Nathaniel Perry

Laura Van Prooyen
   Review | The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, by Rose McLarney

Susan Settlemyre Williams
   Review | The Black Ocean, by Brian Barker

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