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September 2000

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

  • Matthew Brenneman
  • Suzanne Buffam
  • Turner Cassity
  • Tom Disch
  • Stephen Dunn
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Call It Music

      By Philip Levine
      Some days I catch a rhythm, almost a song
      in my own breath. I'm alone here
      in Brooklyn Heights, late morning, the sky
      above the St. George Hotel clear, clear
      for New York, that is. The...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Marco Polo at Finisterre

      By Matthew Brenneman
      For all the far-flung continents he'd crossed,
      Revealing lands they found beyond belief;
      For all the roads that lay behind him, lost
      In caverns of some atavistic grief

      He'd carried with him since he was a boy;
      For all...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Veggie Life

      By Michael Steffen
      Cabbages, beans and bell peppers vie
      for the glossy centerfold of Nature's Hand

      where this month the vulgar Hubbard squash
      reclines with succotash of questionable origin.

      I've grown to prize passivity; I've learned the word
      "vegetable" comes from...

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