*Loch Raven Review, Volume 18, No. 1, 2022*


Gale Acuff
Sometimes when you’re dead you’re not so happy
I love everybody because if I
When you die you’re taken care of for life
Nobody loves me so there’s Jesus and
I’ll go to Hell someday for my sins and
Someday you’ll die and there you are still, where

Amy L. Bernstein
Objectifying Emily Dickinson on Her Birthday

Edwin Olu Bestman

Zaynab Bobi
This is how we live with a keloid gunshot.
We are more poem than the poems we write
A poem where action and reaction of Newton’s third law are unequal and opposite

Rose Mary Boehm
Comfort from the birds
Inflection Points

Susan Cossette
All That is Left
The Girlfriend
The Five Senses of God

Tony Dawson
A Country Member
From Maggie to Maggots

Holly Day
A Very Smart Man I Knew

Thomas Dorsett
The Widower

Sid Gold

Eric D. Goodman
Yin Yang Yankee Doodle

Alexandra Goodwin
The Dustbowl Turns to Rain
Juan Ramon Jiminez

Carol Hamilton

David M. Harris
27 Mackey Avenue, Paramus
Closing Time
The Friary, Garrison, NY

Eleanore Lee
Red Flag Warning

Eric Lochridge
Something the Therapist Said:

Tara Menon
Honking on New Year’s Day
Shimmery Nature

James B. Nicola
Capital Idea

Tares Oburumu
Tares, Name of a Flower
The Dropout
& the I is the Revolution
The Origin

Miriam O’Neal
This is Serious

Gloria Parker
Fish Out of Water

Charles Rammelkamp

Laura Ann Reed
What We Inherit

Mary Sesso
Her Hair Plays with Fire

M.P. Strayer
Rhapsody in Black
For Kali

John Sweet
not a dog, but a dog on fire
such believers

Eileen Trauth
Making Equations

Pat Valdata
Woman with Cataracts
Color Theory
Half a Lifetime

Lynne Viti
The Little Yellow House
Pandemic Haircut
Cooking for One
When He Walked Off the Ship, 1945

John Zedolik
The Trend Set
Unequal Opportunity Employer



Eight Danish-Language Poets: Thomas Boberg, Lars Emil Foder, Niels Hav, Guðrið Helmsdal, Marianne Larsen, Nina Malinovski, Peter Poulsen, and Kim Simonsen
Translated by: Per Brask, Vibeke Eskesen, Patrick Friesen, Niels Hav, Thomas Kennedy, Carl King, Anne Kierkegaard, Pejk Malinovski, Alan C. Reese, Jennifer Russell, Kim Simonsen, Sophia Hersi Smith, Heather Spears, Randi Ward, and Peter Sean Woltemade



David Blistein
Mad Liberation

Marissa Dalgetty Wood
The Pink Bathrobe Escapade

Tom Gartner

Suzanne Ste. Therese
Jaqueline’s Brush Shop

Elize Swanson Ochoa
Her Urban Bungalow

Tommy Vollman
Haley Lovell



Bruce Goldfarb

Yian Chen
A Sense of Memory

Michael Fialkowski
Hiking and Hurting

Trevy Thomas
The Islanders

Grace Yi
In Praise of the First Daughter’s Name



Elaine Fletcher Chapman
Reservoir, Reviewed by Miriam O’Neal

Robert Cooperman
Reefer Madness, Reviewed by Dan Cuddy

Sid Gold
Crooked Speech, Reviewed by Dan Cuddy

Judy Kronenfeld
Groaning and Singing, Reviewed by Shayna Blank

Meg Pokrass and Jeff Friedman
The House of Grana Padano, Reviewed by Charles Rammelkamp

Sam Schmidt
Suburban Myth, Reviewed by Rosemary Klein

Frank Stanford
What About This: The Collected Poems of Frank Stanford, Reviewed by Jim Doss

Anne Harding Woodworth
Trouble, Reviewed by Dan Cuddy


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