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November 2004

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

  • Reginald Gibbons
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Daniel Rifenburgh
  • Wyatt Prunty
  • David Davis
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Felix Crow

      By Kay Ryan
      Crow school
      is basic and
      short as a rule—
      just the rudiments
      of quid pro crow
      for most students.
      Then each lives out
      his unenlightened
      span, adding his
      bit of blight
      to the collected
      history of pushing out
      the sweeter...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dog Gospel

      By Brian Barker
      When I dare at last to imagine hunger,
      see farmer wandering his parched fields
      knowing nothing to do, finally, but sleep
      the day out in the barn's long shadow,
      dreaming of the family dog he drove
      deep into a neighboring county
      and abandoned by the side...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dear Lacuna, Dear Lard

      By Paisley Rekdal
      I’m here, one fat cherry
                    blossom blooming like a clod,
       
      one sad groat glazing, a needle puling thread,
                    so what, so sue me. These days what else to do but leer
       
      at any boy with just...

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