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November 2001

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

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  • Eavan Boland
  • John Canaday
  • Steven Cramer
  • Diana Der-Hovanessian
  • Ben Downing
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine How We Made a New Art on Old Ground

      By Eavan Boland
      A famous battle happened in this valley.   
                           You never understood the nature poem.   
      Till now. Till this moment—if these statements   
                           seem separate, unrelated, follow this   

      silence to its edge and you will hear   
                           the history of air: the crispness of a fern   
      or the upward cut...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Shy Boy

      By Greg Sellers
      I wait for my shadow to forget me,
      to take that one phantom step that I keep
      from taking. I wait for the simple flash
      of a dancer's spat upon this one moon
      of stage-light, the mind's lonely oval

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine My Century

      By Alan Feldman
      The year I was born the atomic bomb went off.
      Here I'd just begun, and someone
      found the switch to turn off the world.

      In the furnace-light, in the central solar fire
      of that heat lamp, the future got...

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