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July 2003

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

  • Neal Bowers
  • George Bradley
  • Harry Clifton
  • Tom Disch
  • Claudia Emerson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Beside the Broad Dordogne

      By Alan Feldman
      I wake to the sound of water, and think,
      "Mother has died and gone to France,"
      She is at un autre hôtel, speaking French
      better than ever, while I stare at the fog
      that has a river in it—the broad...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine She Considers the Dimensions of Her Soul

      By Young Smith
      The shape of her soul is a square.
      She knows this to be the case
      because she often feels its corners
      pressing sharp against the bone
      just under her shoulder blades
      and across the wings of her hips.
      At one...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Frame, an Epistle

      By Claudia Emerson
      Most of the things you made for me—blanket-
      chest, lapdesk, the armless rocker—I gave
      away to friends who could use them and not
      be reminded of the hours lost there,
      not having been witness to those designs,
      the tedious finishes....

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