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October 2003

Edward Sturr, "Chicago, 1965."

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

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  • Alice Templeton
  • August Kleinzahler
  • Ben Simons
  • Connie Wanek
  • D. Tracy
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Larger

      By Joanie Mackowski
      I don't know how it happened, but I fell—   
      and I was immense, one dislocated arm   
      wedged between two buildings. I felt some ribs   
      had broken, perhaps a broken neck, too;   
      I couldn't speak. My dress caught bunched   
      about my thighs, and where my glasses...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Nightwatchman's Song

      By W. D. Snodgrass
      I

      What’s unseen may not exist—   
      Or so those secret powers insist   
                  That prowl past nightfall,   
      Enabled by the brain’s blacklist   
                  To fester out of sight,   

      So we streak from bad to worse,   
      Through an expanding universe   
                  And see no evil.   
      On my rounds like a...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Elegy on Toy Piano

      By Dean Young
      You don't need a pony
      to connect you to the unseeable
      or an airplane to connect you to the sky.

      Necessary it is to love to live
      and there are many manuals
      but in...

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