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August 2001

Robert Murphy, "Late August," 1998.

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

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  • Billy Collins
  • W. Di Piero
  • Michelle Boisseau
  • Debra Bruce
  • Naomi Carlson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Parade

      By Billy Collins
      How exhilarating it was to march
      along the great boulevards
      in the sunflash of trumpets
      and under all the waving flags—
      the flag of ambition, the flag of love.

      So many of us streaming along—
      all of humanity, really—
      moving in perfect...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Chamber Thicket

      By Sharon Olds
      As we sat at the feet of the string quartet,
      in their living room, on a winter night,
      through the hardwood floor spurts and gulps
      and tips and shudders came up, and the candle-scent
      air was...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hartley Field

      By Connie Wanek
      The wind cooled as it crossed the open pond
      and drove little waves toward us,
      brisk, purposeful waves
      that vanished at our feet, such energy
      thwarted by so little elevation.
      The wind was endless, seamless,
      old as the earth.
                                 Insects came
      to regard us with favor. I felt...

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