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July 1998

Max Beckmann, "The Family," (Plate II of "Die Hölle"), 1919.

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

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  • Ginger Andrews
  • Peter Bethanis
  • Randy Blasing
  • David Bottoms
  • Donald Caswell
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine American Future

      By Peter Bethanis
      In 1963 the morning probably seemed harmless enough
      to sign on the dotted line as the insurance man
      talked to my parents for over an hour
      around a coffee table about our future.
      This roof wasn't designed to withstand meteors
      he told my father, who...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Fishing

      By A. E. Stallings
      The two of them stood in the middle water,
      The current slipping away, quick and cold,
      The sun slow at his zenith, sweating gold,
      Once, in some sullen summer of father and daughter.
      Maybe he regretted he had brought her—
      She'd rather have been elsewhere,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Swifts

      By Gerald Stern
      Bing Crosby died in Spain
      while playing golf with Franco
      but who could care less, and at this
      writing only a few of
      my dear ones are gone—ah I
      could make a sad list—the swifts,
      as if to prove a...

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