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August 1999

Derek Buckner, "Girl On the Beach," 1997.

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

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  • Edmund August
  • Robert Bly
  • John Brehm
  • Dan Brown
  • Dan Campion
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Keeping Track of My Genius

      By Jack Stewart
      I sometimes find him in the attic,
      lying on his side, contemplating
      the insulation. Or just staring at

      the beams, trying to get the measure
      of force and distribution. He
      turns up a lot in the garage.

      I know he loves me. But if I look

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Tragedy of Hats

      By Clarinda Harriss
      is that you can never see the one you're wearing,
      that no one believes the lies they tell,
      that they grow to be more famous than you,
      that you could die in one but you won't be buried in it.

      That we use them...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dog Music

      By Paul Zimmer
      Amongst dogs are listeners and singers.
      My big dog sang with me so purely,
      puckering her ruffled lips into an O,
      beginning with small, swallowing sounds
      like Coltrane musing, then rising to power
      and resonance, gulping air to continue—
      her passion and sense of flawless form—

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