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May 2002

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

  • Sandra Gilbert
  • Gregory Djanikian
  • Dick Allen
  • Wyn Cooper
  • Fleda Brown
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Ask My Grandmother If We Can Make Lahmajoun

      By Gregory Djanikian
      Sure, she says, why not,   
      we buy the ground lamb from the market   
      we buy parsley, fresh tomatoes, garlic   
      we cut, press, dice, mix   

      make the yeasty dough   
      the night before, kneading it   
      until our knuckles feel the hardness   
      of river beds or rocks in the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine At Popham Beach

      By Thorpe Moeckel
      Haze of wave spume towards Small Point,
      Seguin Island Light like a whale's spout—
      maybe life washes itself here, cools off.
      It never comes clean. See all the sails up...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Arrowhead Hunting

      By A. E. Stallings
      The land is full of what was lost. What's hidden
      Rises to the surface after rain
      In new-ploughed fields, and fields stubbled again:
      The clay shards, foot and lip, that heaped the midden,

      And here and there a blade...

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