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July 2000

Max Beckmann, "Liebespaar I," 1916.

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

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  • Neal Bowers
  • Rhina Espaillat
  • Kristin Fogdall
  • Chris Forhan
  • Albert Goldbarth
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Billet-Doux

      By Chris Forhan
      She reads by the light of a guttering candle
      and likes the feel of each page's gilt edge
      as she lifts it slightly at the corner, readying

      herself to turn it. If the wind whips
      the sycamore branches outside her...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Anthem

      By Susan Hahn

      On this night of the mid-
      summer festival of fire,
      where liquid explosives
      look like the arch and ache
      of the willow tree

      so near your grave, on this
      night of the awaiting...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Habitation

      By Jennifer O'Grady
      The long road south, the pavement flat
      and black as a dash without end, no signs,

      no houses, the heat like an unseen fog
      and the sun a swollen crimson clot

      above fields where frazzle-haired...

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