23.2 - Summer/Fall 2011

2010 Barthelme Prize


  • Koolau by Sean Clemmons 
  • Little Red Riding Hood at the Dog Park by Collin Tracy
  • My Nebulae, My Antilles by Quintan Ana Wikswo
  • Brethren by Jenn Scott


  • Two poems: Historical Action Figures, and To Petrol and Honey by Mark Bibbins 
  • Three poems: Sasha Pimentel Chacón: On a Business Meeting in Bulacan [...], and Sasha Pimentel Chacón: Safely Watching a Solar Eclipse, and Sasha Pimentel Chacón: In Their Dark Habits by Sasha Pimentel Chacón 
  • A Short History of Marriage by Jennifer Chang 
  • Claire Donato: Credo for Clairvoyance by Claire Donato 
  • Two poems: Ode to the Little "r", and Three Girls, One of Them a Coward Girl by Aracelis Girmay 
  • The Space Traveler's Tense by Benjamin S. Grossberg 
  • Swearing-In by Sofi Hall 
  • English by Yusef Komunyakaa 
  • Genius by Dorothea Lasky 
  • Three poems: The Medical Expert Held the Floor, and The 1987 Edition of the Sears Roebuck [...], and It Is Not for Dogs to Tell Their Masters [...] by Anthony Madrid 
  • Ill-Timed by Rusty Morrison 
  • From "Zhenya" by Valzhyna Mort 
  • Tender Mercies by D.A. Powell 
  • The Royal Court at Storm King by Andrew Seguin 
  • Office [Station of the Harnessmaker] by Allison Titus 
  • Two poems: Ecclesiastes, and Datura Innoxia by Brian Trimboli 
  • Antipodal by R.A. Villanueva 
  • Two poems: Invocation, and Self-Immolation by Greg Wrenn 
  • The Forms Frozen in Familiar Remoteness by Andrew Zawacki 


  • Starting from Error by Derek Furr
  • The Shape of Fear by Sarah Gorham
  • Hazlitt on Hating by Phillip Lopate
  • Field Notes by Josh MacIvor-Andersen
  • Man with a Woman by Elizabeth Slater
  • Catch and Release: What We Can Learn From the Semicolon by Michael Parker