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April 2001

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

This issue is sold out.
  • Jim Barnes
  • Alain Bosquet
  • David Bottoms
  • Tom Disch
  • Pattiann Rogers
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine For Laurel and Hardy on My Workroom Wall

      By David Wagoner
      They’re tipping their battered derbies and striding forward
      In step for a change, chipper, self-assured,
      Their cardboard suitcases labeled
      Guest of Steerage. They’ve just arrived at the boot camp
      ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Music

      By George Scarbrough
      Han-Shan sits on a flat stone
      In his garden and plays the flute,
      Mimicking the birds singing among
      The gourd vines or from the top
      Of the blue pine tree.

      Or he constructs a new trellis
      For the rambling...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Poet's Life: From Martial's Epigrams

      By Gary Schmidgall
      i.110

      "Much too long" you say, Velox, censorious,
      Of my epigrams—that's quite uproarious.
      You write none. Your brevity is glorious.



      Scribere me quereris, Velox, epigrammata longa.
      ipse nihil scribis: tu breviora facis?

      vi.60...

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