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October 2001

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

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  • Helen Vendler
  • Robert Bense
  • Judith Berke
  • Carole Bernstein
  • Jill Bialosky
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In Time

      By Gerald Stern
      As far as clocks—and it is time to think of them—
      I have one on my kitchen shelf and it is
      flat, with a machine-made flair, a perfect
      machine from 1948, at the latest,
      and made of shining plastic with the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine During the Service

      By Carrie Grabo
      How strange my lack of faith must seem to you.
      I see the way your god provides a cradle for your grief;
      how lovely to be certain that the ancient story's true.

      You sang the hymns as if each...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Vision of Saint Augustine

      By Beverley Bie Brahic
      You are amazed to find trees in Venice —
      To turn a corner into a campo
      Where two or three rustling acacias
      Spread their halo of leaves
      Over two or three red-slatted benches.
      It’s as if you had slipped through a curtained doorway
      Into a hall...

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