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August 2003

A.R. Ammons, Untitled, 1980.

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

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  • Robin Becker
  • Lillias Bever
  • Chana Bloch
  • Dan Brown
  • Derick Burleson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Why Are Your Poems so Dark?

      By Linda Pastan
      Isn't the moon dark too,
      most of the time?

      And doesn't the white page
      seem unfinished

      without the dark stain
      of alphabets?

      When God demanded light,
      he didn't banish darkness....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Just Another Paradigm Shift

      By Paul Grant
      Just a shadow. Hardly that. But audible.
      Coming out of the woods, whispering
      Happily Ever After.
                                Even in that light—
      stars with the skeletons of animals

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine My God

      By Susan Rolston
      Protestants pray for grace,
      Scientists look to space.
      Jews find truth in the Torah,
      New Agers, in each other's aura.

      Catholics are blessed by a Pope,
      Yaquis enlightened by dope.
      Maoris use ritual chants,
      Navahos get up and dance....

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