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February 1999

The minnesinger Konrad von Altstetten, Song Manuscript Illustration, 14th Century.

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

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  • D Berry
  • Mark Bibbins
  • Randy Blasing
  • Neil Carpathios
  • Billy Collins
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Dog Has Died

      By Pablo Neruda
      My dog has died.
      I buried him in the garden
      next to a rusted old machine.

      Some day I'll join him right there,
      but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,
      his bad manners and his cold nose,
      and I, the materialist, who never believed
      in any...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine “Find Work”

      By Rhina P. Espaillat
      My mother’s mother, widowed very young
      of her first love, and of that love’s first fruit,
      moved through her father’s farm, her country tongue
      and country heart anaesthetized and mute
      with labor. So her kind was taught to do—

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Home Movies: A Sort of Ode

      By Mary Jo Salter
      Because it hadn't seemed enough,
      after a while, to catalogue
      more Christmases, the three-layer cakes
      ablaze with birthday candles, the blizzard
      Billy took a shovel to,
      Phil's lawnmower tour of the yard,
      the tree forts, the shoot-'em-ups
      between the boys...

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