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March 2000

Käthe Kollwitz, "Das Volk (The People)," 1922/23.

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

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  • Kim Addonizio
  • Annie Boutelle
  • David Clewell
  • Bruce Cohen
  • Maudelle Driskell
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Requiem Shark

      By Rad Smith
      This morning as I gulp five gleaming white
      capsules of shark cartilage
      to make me strong again, I want
      another look at the terrible
      eye with its nictitating membrane,
      those extravagant fins,
      the ampullae of Lorenzini freckling its snout,

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Pauline Is Falling

      By Jean Nordhaus
      from the cliff's edge,
      kicking her feet in panic and despair
      as the circle of light contracts and blackness
      takes the screen. And that
      is how we leave her, hanging—though we know
      she will be rescued, only to descend

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Your Clothes

      By Judith Kroll
      Of course they are empty shells, without hope of animation.
      Of course they are artifacts.

      Even if my sister and I should wear some,
      or if we give others away,

      they will always be your clothes without you,...

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