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August 2002

William Daniell, "Cave of Final," 1807.

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

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  • Molly Peacock
  • Susan Kelly-DeWitt
  • Ben Howard
  • Len Roberts
  • George Bilgere
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Subject to Change

      By Marilyn L. Taylor
      They are so beautiful, and so very young
      they seem almost to glitter with perfection,
      these creatures that I briefly move among.

      I never get to stay with them for long,
      but even so, I view them with affection:...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Song of the Sea to the Shore

      By Robert Fanning
      Unraveling velvet, wave after wave, driven
      by wind, unwinding by storm, by gravity thrown—
      however, heaving to reach you, to find you, I've striven
      undulant, erosive, blown—

      or lying flat as glass for your falling...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Goldenrod

      By Ian Parks
      If I don't say it
      someone will: the wind
      blows through the goldenrod
      like death flows through a crowd.
      I watch it from a distance
      as the whole field lifts and stirs.
      Close up, it holds the promise
      of a...

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