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August 2004

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

  • Eleanor Wilner
  • Geoffrey Brock
  • Neisha Tweed
  • Conor O'Callaghan
  • Dave Lucas
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Magnificat

      By Eleanor Wilner
      When he had suckled there, he began   
      to grow: first, he was an infant in her arms,   
      but soon, drinking and drinking at the sweet   
      milk she could not keep from filling her,   
      from pouring into his ravenous mouth,   
      and filling again, miraculous pitcher, mercy   
      feeding...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine And Day Brought Back My Night

      By Geoffrey Brock
      It was so simple: you came back to me
      And I was happy. Nothing seemed to matter
      But that. That you had gone away from me
      And lived for days with him—it didn’t matter.
      That I had been left to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Lady Macbeth's Confession

      By Neisha Tweed
      Never mind thick night! Darkness move quick!
      Madness engulf me like Jacob's coat;
      colors tighten like sickness 'round me throat.
      Wha it is do already can't tek back
      but it still got me a wash me...

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