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April 2000

Derek Buckner, "Mexican Girl with Bowl," 1997.

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

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  • Michael Chitwood
  • Billy Collins
  • Gregory Djanikian
  • Faye George
  • Mary Gilliland
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Today

      By Billy Collins
      If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
      so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

      that it made you want to throw
      open all the windows in the house

      and unlatch the door to the canary's cage,
      indeed, rip the little door from its...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Ants

      By Joanie Mackowski
      Two wandering across the porcelain
      Siberia, one alone on the window sill,

      four across the ceiling's senseless field
      of pale yellow, one negotiating folds

      in a towel: tiny, bronze-colored, antennae
      'strongly elbowed,' crawling over Antony

      and Cleopatra, face...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Suitcase Song

      By Albert Goldbarth
      John-O was given a key to the apartment. The deal
      was this: if Phil died suddenly, and John-O heard,
      he would rush on over, enter the apartment, leave
      unseen with Phil’s brown suitcase, and secretly pitch it
      into the mounded deeps of the city...

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