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May 2003

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

  • David Citino
  • Billy Collins
  • Carl Dennis
  • Tom Disch
  • Eamon Grennan
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Actaeon

      By A. E. Stallings
      The hounds, you know them all by name.
      You fostered them from purblind whelps
      At their dam’s teats, and you have come
      To know the music of their yelps:

      High-strung Anthee, the brindled bitch,
      The blue-tick coated Philomel,
      And...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Dog's Life

      By Daniel Groves
      A stay of execution: one last day,
      your day, old Everydog, then, as they say,
      or as we say (a new trick to avoid
      finalities implicit in destroyed),
      you have to be put down, or put to sleep
      the very dog...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Crow

      By Kunst Judith McCune
      Was it because
      at last
      I cleaned the window

      that he threw himself
      against the glass?
      I thought, poor crow—

      he doesn't know
      the evergreens
      and blue sky

      are behind him.
      I turned back
      to my page

      but whumpp
      the bird attacked
      the glass again.

      His long claws
      scuffled at the pane
      and I yelled "Crow!

      Go away!"
      Again...

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