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June 2000

Derek Buckner, "Manhattan Bridge," 1999.

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

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  • D Berry
  • Debra Bruce
  • Meredith Cole
  • Mary Cornish
  • Kevin Durkin
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine THE FABRIC OF LIFE

      By Kay Ryan
      It is very stretchy.
      We know that, even if
      many details remain
      sketchy. It is complexly
      woven. That much too
      has pretty well been
      proven. We are loath
      to continue our lessons ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine NUMBERS

      By Mary Cornish
      I like the generosity of numbers.
      The way, for example,
      they are willing to count
      anything or anyone:
      two pickles, one door to the room,
      eight dancers dressed as swans.

      I like the domesticity of addition—
      add two cups of milk and stir—
      the sense of plenty: six...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine HUDSON

      By Hugh Seidman
      unwavering noon, self-minus
      sun flake on the levels of gold

      there are names for these things: rose, brick, plate glass

      the annunciation of the sparrow
      a gene for anxiety

      add hope, fear, greed, desire

      no rest but the shade
      to which a sun implodes


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