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April 2002

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

  • Kenneth Koch
  • Turner Cassity
  • Elizabeth Spires
  • Robert Wrigley
  • Michael Chitwood
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bel Canto

      By Kenneth Koch
      The sun is high, the seaside air is sharp,
      And salty light reveals the Mayan School.
      The Irish hope their names are on the harp,
      We see the sheep's advertisement for wool,
      Boulders are here, to throw against a tarp,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Minor Poet

      By Bill Sweeney
      His last composed poem, "Over My Head,"
      closes with the evening tide
      coming in as the light fails over Brighton Beach.

      In the years of The Great Plague,
      he lived with his mother and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sequestrienne

      By Dorothea Tanning
      Don't look at me
      for answers. Who am I but
      a sobriquet,
      a teeth-grinder,
      grinder of color,
      and vanishing point?

      There was a time
      of middle distance, unforgettable,
      a sort of...

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