Found in the Public Domain

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The following poems were published between October 2016 and February 2017 as part of our Found in the Public Domain series; all works in the series were constructed from materials in the public domain in the United States. The series was edited by Chris Campolo and Rebecca Resinski. Click here to view and save a free PDF ebook of all the poems in the series.


Simon Cockle, “Memory Cento” (8 January 2017)

Melissa Frederick, [43] (6 November 2016) and [32] (29 January 2017)

Wendy DeGroat, “The Training of the Hand” (18 December 2016)

Karen L. George, “Lip of the Well” (27 November 2016) and “In the Well” (5 February 2017)

Howie Good, “How to Create an Unreliable Narrator” (23 October 2016)

Tamiko Nimura, “Instructions to All Persons of Japanese Ancestry” (11 December 2016)

Winston Plowes, “Man Shaving” (4 December 2016)

Deborah Purdy, “Where It May Be” (1 January 2017)

M. A. Scott, “3 Secrets” (15 January 2017)

Margo Taft Stever, “Plank Walk” (20 November 2016)

Carey Voss, “Henry Banner” (30 October 2016) and “Emma Barr” (22 January 2017)

Sarah Ann Winn, “Nature, Chrome Painted” (16 October 2016)