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April 1999

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

  • Robert Bly
  • Kevin Cantwell
  • Gregory Djanikian
  • Stephen Dunn
  • Stuart Dybek
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Driving West in 1970

      By Robert Bly
      My dear children, do you remember the morning
      When we climbed into the old Plymouth
      And drove west straight toward the Pacific?

      We were all the people there were.
      We followed Dylan's songs all the way west.
      It was Seventy; the war was over, almost;

      And...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In a Field Outside the Town

      By Gabriel Spera
      Three days later, Suljic was finally given a drink
      of water and marched with a dozen other men
      onto a small livery truck, one of two, fenced
      along each side by wooden planks,

      the back left open to give a clear shot
      to the automatic...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine One Angel: Palazzo Arian

      By Ann Snodgrass
      One angel got it all wrong.
      She plopped into this
      sad century feet first
      in her dark clothes.
      There wasn't much water
      that winter—just a few
      puddles really—
      to break her fall.
      Mud-splattered, she rose
      and shook like a canine.
      It didn't take long
      to see her soaked wings
      as a backdrop...

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