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December 2000

Robert Murphy, "Pivot," 1995.

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

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  • Joseph Campana
  • Billy Collins
  • Michael Dobberstein
  • Elton Glaser
  • Susan Hahn
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine No Time

      By Billy Collins
      In a rush this weekday morning,
      I tap the horn as I speed past the cemetery
      where my parents are buried
      side by side beneath a slab of smooth granite.

      Then, all day, I think of him rising up...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Postpartum Blues

      By Elton Glaser
      Soon the glass angel must be
      Wrapped and packed and put away,
      And this hard year swept out
      Like tinsel from the Christmas tree—
      The end of December, aromatic
      In its homely smoke, and the thin limbs
      Of maple and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Scavenging the Wall

      By R. T. Smith
      When fall brought the graders to Atlas Road,
      I drove through gray dust thick as a battle
      and saw the ditch freshly scattered with gravel.

      Leveling, shaving on the bevel, the blade
      and fanged scraper had summoned sleepers—...

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