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March 2002

Emanuel de Witte, "Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft," 1650(?).

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

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  • William Aarnes
  • Francesca Abbate
  • Aaron Baker
  • Annie Boutelle
  • Roger Caldwell
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Royalty

      By Lianne Spidel
      "I gave birth to a princess," her mother
      once told me, and I thought of my son pouring
      his Grape-Nuts in the garage so as not to wake her,

      of the moment her baby, seeing her
      now a separate...

    • poem
      By Karen Craigo
      Quasi-scientific? Maybe.
      But think of beautician,
      a word that assumes loveliness
      is brought off by technology.

      She prefers cosmetologist
      how it seems to have something
      to do with the stars. She believes
      she can see the future
      when she...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dream of the Huntress

      By Robin Robertson
      It is always the same:
      she is standing over me

      in the forest clearing,
      a dab of blood on her cheek

      from a rabbit or a deer.
      I am aware of nothing

      but my mutinous flesh,

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