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April 2003

Derek Buckner, "Chelsea Rooftops," 2002.

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

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  • Marvin Bell
  • David Bottoms
  • Dan Campion
  • Turner Cassity
  • David Citino
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Who Steals My Good Name

      By W. D. Snodgrass
      My pale stepdaughter, just off the school bus,
      Scowled, "Well, that's the last time I say my name's
      Snodgrass!" Just so, may that anonymous
      Mexican male who prodigally claims

      My clan lines, identity and the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Extension of the Dead

      By Gary Fincke
      Getting drunk, a friend called women
      He had slept with, men he hated,
      And then 911, repeating
      "Emergency" like a schoolboy.

      "Try 999," I suggested,
      Giving him the hot-line number
      That Malaysians, once, imagined
      Was the extension of the dead,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Song

      By Mark Defoe
      I make the drive, walk the corporate walk,
      To do what I must and give what I got.
      I turn the chrome knob and I fill my slot.
      I talk and I joke, a regular guy
      I input and output...

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