Gargoyle 70
Cover Art: RP’s Uncle Jim Hudson circa 1930s
Published 8/1/2019

Table of Contents


Amy Bush
• Bloodflowers
Chelsey Clammer
• And that’s How You Do It
Nancy Hightower
• The Songs of My Youth
Amanda Miska
• Nuptial Flight

James J. Patterson
• Hermes and The Bathtub

Marilyn Stablein
• Adventures in Spelling

Susan Tepper
• Migrations

Mark Terrill
• The Wall Redux

Shirley Vernick
• Friday Night and All That


Ivy Alvarez
• Nagpapahinog
• Nagtatae ng salapi

Lisa Andrews
•The Big Heat: A Benediction
• Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
• Mistaking Sex

Mary Bargteil
• Oscar Night

Roy Bentley
• Crucifixion Birds
• The Spell for Stopping Those Who Take Everything

Gary Blankenburg
• Father Walt

Sass Brown
• Stone Baby

Michael Casey
• Atalanta

Grace Cavalieri
• Untying the Wind

Patrick Chapman
• Finney, Welles & Co.

Juliet Cook/ j.j. hastain
• Miss America Turns into Fried Fish 

Michael Davis
• Sunlight Reflecting Off Clouds

William Virgil Davis
• A Dark Before Dark
• Before the Fire

celeste doaks
• Baltimore Triptych
• White Ain’t for Sundays Only

Julie R. Enszer
• The Pinko Commie Dyke Hot Rods

Alex Ewing
• Trips with My Father

Irene Fick
• The Big Lonely
• It’s Rachel from Cardholder Services

Sid Gold
• Eyes
• Hop

Maryanne Hannan
• Fracking

Clarinda Harriss
• Dances with Dementia
• Grief and Time

Alamgir Hashmi
• Your Dad

Amy Holman
• Goat Gardeners Take the High Ground in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Jennifer Juneau
• You Told Me, Y, to Write You a Love Poem
• Doorman Building
• Fuck You, Jennifer: A Love Poem

Jesse Lee Kercheval
• 1960
• 2016

Elizabeth Knapp
• Self-Portrait as Stormy Daniels Off Camera
• Black Friday

Claudiu Komartin
• I Can See The Defeat So Clearly [tr. by Tom Hatcher and Mariana Berca]
• Late speech, for me [tr. by Tom Hatcher and Mariana Berca]
• Infected [tr. by Tom Hatcher and Rodica Guja]

Randi Gray Kristensen
• Also 11/7/17

Teenie Lars
• A Haiku for Each Person I’ve Slept With, in Chronological Order

Mercedes Lawry
• Imps

Priscilla Lee
• Sun Nin Fai Lok* in America
• Grandfather Sin
• Daughters of Mao

Lyn Lifshin
• If People Only Knew How Beautiful Aleppo Was
• Aleppo, A World Heritage Site
• The Last Garden in Aleppo
• Listening for Scouting Planes
• One Man Said Pray You Don’t Have to Go to the Hospital
• It’s Easy to Lose Your Mind in Aleppo
• Syrian Boy
• In the Refugee Center

Adrian C. Louis
• Pissing into the Wind
• I Ask My Scar About Redemption

Cliff Lynn
• birdwhile
• the name of the band is the bert harbinson trio
• nice ring to it

Chris Mason
• 3/10/16
• 4/25/16

Tony Medina
• Stephon Clark
• Charleena Lyles
• Kajieme Powell
• God Awful Ghazal

Chloe Yelena Miller
• Guide to Baby’s First Year
• Hahrt-breyk at Seven Months

Jane C. Miller
• Figures of Speech

Sami Miranda
• Lechon
• Santos y Diablos

Nancy Mitchell
• Free Barbie!!

Susan Bucci Mockler
• Civil War Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Diptych

Alice Morris
• Bluebirds

A.L. Nielsen
• A Sense of the Monumental
•“Why Don’t You Give It Up, for God’s Sake, and Try Something Else?”

Jean Nordhaus
•Partial Eclipse Viewed Through a Colander
• The New, Small Cars
• Zeitgeist
• The Sleepers
• Victory Garden
• Old Men Dancing

Alexa Patrick
• Ghost
• Ryan
• 12.26.16

Charles Rammelkamp
• The Late Great Philip Roth

Elizabeth Rees
• Recovering from My Professor
• Reply All

Marty Sanchez-Lowery
• The Inviolable Border

Jane Schapiro
• Erosion
• Bashert

Susan Scheid
• Jeanne d’Arc Burning for Love
• My Mother Meets Her Fates

Claire Scott
• Disappeared Saints
• Time Tossed

Gregg Shapiro
• The Bittersweet Table

Cathryn Shea
• Her Mother Obtained Visas

Edgar Gabriel
• Murmuration Mass

Rose Solari
• Portrait of a Woman, Fountain-Side
• Portrait of a Woman, Smoking
• Metal

Joanna Solfrian
• Don’t Come to Me with Your Whole Body

Annie Stenzel
• How to tame a tarantula

Samn Stockwell
• Storyline

Tim Suermondt
• Luchow’s Night
• Tom Lux Dental Clinic

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez
• Cherophobia
• Abraham Lincoln’s House Slippers

Marc Swan
• Death Café
• Extraction

Eileen R. Tabios
• Witnessed in the Convex Mirror
• Narcissism
• Mortality
• Foregone Angels
• Smile’s Identity

Parker Tettleton
• If You Can Get In, You Don’t Need a Clock
• Stag

Khal Torabully
• If only my mother
• And they slaughter the seahorse
• Gangrene paronychia

M. Kaat Toy
• In Our Culture We Go Like This
• Dancing with the Enemy

Meredith Trede
• Operation Weasel Words

Carolyn Turgeon
• I dream of my sisters and the sea

Barbara Ungar
• Syria Homework
• Après Moi
• Man Bun Ken
• Your Mother Serves Tongue

Pam Uschuk
• Aggravated Child Theft
• Speaking of Angels and Ghosts

Lynne Vitti
• Greyhounds

Michael Waters
• Spelling Lesson

Marne Wilson
• Blame Steve Almond

A. D. Winans
• Poem for the Immigrants on the Corner of Cesar Chavez in San Francisco

Pamela Murray Winters
• I’ve Never Felt So Much Like a Woman

Francine Witte
• How the Trouble Started

Emma Sky Wolf
• Flotsam

Kathi Wolfe
• Celestial Navigation

Kirby Wright
• The Coauthor
• Mingling on the Esplanadi

Andrea Wyatt
• Chesapeake Beach in October

Ed Zahniser
• Learning to Live Together



Laura Arciniega
• One Good Whole Milk Minute
• Prayer of a Woman Sinner

Tom Ball
• On Fermenting Human Milk Etc.
• For the Theater Of Women
• The Dance Medieval
• Mad Android Fable #4

Annita Chalka
• Student Lab Report

Bonnie Chau
• Loose Morals

Clifford Garstang
• Pluck

James Harper
• Noonday Devil

Melanie S. Hatter
• Malawi’s Sisters

Kelly Ann Jacobson
• Seashells

Trasi Johnson
• Moon Strike

Michael Martone
• Three Skywritings

Joyce Enzor Maust
• There’s Only One First

Buzz McClain
Detective Novel
• Last Page of a Fantasy Novel
• Last Page of a Rock Star Autobiography

Susan Neville
• Parting

Julee Newberger
• Fan Cruise

bart plantenga
• The Kingdom of Busby Berkeley

Doug Rice
• Memoryscapes

Robert Scotellaro
• Bad Boy Wannabe and the Cephalopod Empire

Jan Stinchcomb
• Method Ghoul

Julia Tagliere
• Casting Stones

Yoshiro Takayasu • Wild Cherry Trees
[Tr. by Toshiya Kamei]

Sally Wilde
• from House of Beef: Chapter 1

Jennifer Yacovissi
• Sandoval

Nicelle Davis
• Class Notes from English 360: Modern British Literature

George L. Stein
• Four photos