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September 2004

Michael Kenna, "Les Livres, Paris, France, 1999."

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

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  • Atsuro Riley
  • Victoria Chang
  • Rex Wilder
  • Renée Ashley
  • Michael Hofmann
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Diorama

      By Atsuro Riley

          The Blue Hole Summer Fair, set up and spread out like a butterfly pinned down on paper. Twin bright-lit wings, identically shaped (and fenced) and sized.

          This side holds the waffled-tin (and oven-hot) huts of the Home...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Edward Hopper Study: Hotel Room

      By Victoria Chang
      While the man is away   
      telling his wife   
      about the red-corseted woman,   
      the woman waits   
      on the queen-sized bed.   
      You'd expect her quiet   
      in the fist of a copper   
      statue. Half her face,   
      a shade of golden meringue,   
      the other half, the dark   
      of cattails. Her mouth even—   
      too straight, as...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sverine in Summer School

      By Rex Wilder
      Naked for twenty-four of our last thirty-six
      Hours together, and I mean museum-quality, sex-
      Shop, God-riddling naked, sapping gold
      Light from the windows of her hundred-year-old
      Baltimore dorm, we were hungry for selling
      Points, like...

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