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July 2002

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

  • Neal Bowers
  • F. Reeve
  • George Garrett
  • Gary Whitehead
  • Michael Bugeja
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Memorial Service

      By George Garrett
      Forgiving the living is hard
      enough, shrugging away all the wounds
      delivered with kisses and curses,
      the thousand and one petty slights
      that bled me to an albino shade,
      that shadow me even in dreams.

      But the dead are...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Body and Soul

      By Sharon Bryan
      They grow up together
      but they aren't even fraternal

      twins, they quarrel a lot
      about where to go and what

      to do, the body complains
      about having to carry

      the soul everywhere as if
      it were some...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine First Job

      By Joseph Campana
      All evening I hunted
      the bird that wanted
      a cage of glass,
      here where cemetery
      slides into creek, fronting
      what was once the largest
      indoor leather mill in the world.
      There the skins gathered
      for cleansing, coloring,
      scraping, shipping off....

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