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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...

    • 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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