The Equalizer

Michael Schaivo has been executing an interesting experiment throughout the month of October. He's put together what he calls "an occasional poetry series" titled The EqualizerThe Equalizer: First Series has been getting sent out weekly in fifteen parts over the course of the month, which means there's just one part left before the end of this run. You can visit for more information, including updates & links to websites that will be hosting some or all of The Equalizer sections.

Matthew Henriksen, whose first book Ordinary Son is forthcoming from Black Ocean, appeared in The Equalizer 1.7. I myself appear in The Equalizer 1.14 along with: Tony Tost, Maureen Thorson, Lytton Smith, Richard Deming, Cosmo Spinosa, James Meetze, Matt Cozart, Eric Unger, Janaka Stucky, Cody Walker, Katherine Factor, Matt Hart, Buck Downs, and Jim Behrle.

Other poets who have appeared throughout the series...

The Equalizer 1.1  Summer Block, Jim Behrle, Macgregor Card, Mark Bibbins, Emily Anderson, Aaron Belz, Don Share, Cody Walker, Christopher Salerno, Amick Boone, Adam Clay, Buck Downs, Stephanie Anderson, Owen Barker, and CAConrad. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.2  Matt Hart's "Write This Today While You Were." (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.3  Joshua Corey, Stephanie Anderson, Buck Downs, Shanna Compton, Laura Carter, Peter Davis, Alana Dagen, Reb Livingston, Cody Walker, John Cotter, Craig Santos Perez, and Chris Martin. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.4  A selection from John Gallaher's Guidebooks. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.5  Cynthia Cruz, Reb Livingston, Allison Gauss, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Cody Walker, Buck Downs, Barbara Cully, Peter Davis, Lucas Farrell, Stephanie Anderson, Noah Falck, Carol Fink, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Matt Hart, Maureen Thorson, Amy King, and Chris Martin. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.6  Lucas Farrell's "The Dual-Shade of Six-Prong." (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.7  Whit Griffin, Shafer Hall, Stephanie Anderson, Brian Henry, Amy King, Richard Deming, Chris Martin, Buck Downs, Christopher Salerno, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Matthew Henriksen, Evan Kennedy, James Meetze, Matt Hart, Cody Walker, and Douglas Kearney. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.8  Sonnets & sonnots from Nathan Austin, Jo Turner, Ernest Hilbert, Kevin Shea, Samantha Caan, Matt Hart, and Curtis Jensen. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.9  Mike Hauser's Samples. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.10  Mike Hauser, Buck Downs, Stephanie Anderson, Katherine Factor, Maureen Thorson, James Meetze, Mark Lamoureux, Katy Lederer, Alexis Orgera, Ada Limón, Kristi Maxwell, Cate Peebles, Richard Deming, Carmen Giménez Smith, Matt Hart, and Cody Walker. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.11  Evie Shockley's "the cold" (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.12  Andrew Hughes, Chris Martin, Stephanie Anderson, Buck Downs, Jason Myers, Richard Deming, Morgan Lucas Schuldt, Carmen Giménez Smith, Cody Walker, Christopher Rizzo, Travis Macdonald, Matt Hart, Ravi Shankar, and James Meetze. (HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson)

The Equalizer 1.13  Henry Gould's Lanthanum 4 (Maureen Thorson)