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March 2001

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

  • Pierre Martory
  • John Bargowski
  • Rick Barot
  • Peter Bethanis
  • Randy Blasing
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Over and over Tune

      By Ioanna Carlsen
      You could grow into it,
      that sense of living like a dog,
      loyal to being on your own in the fur of your skin,
      able to exist only for the sake of existing.

      Nothing inside...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Military Mind

      By Charlie Smith
      I wanted to go to military school
      and march, I wanted to grow up
      and be composed and expert
      with a rifle, with tactics and fighting,
      to be safe and courageous among men
      in barracks...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Li Hua's Messenger

      By Peter Bethanis
      In a hut far from the village
      Li Hua bends over his canvas
      like an insect.

      He is so deliberate,
      each stroke is a spider's legs
      fighting the current.

      There is a...

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