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December 2001

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

  • Teresa Cader
  • Mary Cornish
  • Tom Disch
  • Stephen Dobyns
  • Chris Green
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine [Over a Cup of Coffee]

      By Stephen Dobyns

      Over a cup of coffee or sitting on a park bench or
      walking the dog, he would recall some incident
      from his youth—nothing significant—climbing a tree
      in his backyard, waiting in left field for a batter's
      swing, sitting in a...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine To Luck

      By W. S. Merwin
      In the cards and at the bend in the road
      we never saw you
      in the womb and in the crossfire
      in the numbers
      whatever you had your hand in
      which was everything
      we...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Ode to a Blizzard

      By Tom Disch
      O! wonderful for weight and whiteness!
      Ideolog whose absolutes
      Are always proven right
      ...

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