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December 2004

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

  • Jon Peede
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Stuart Tiffen
  • David Slavitt
  • Robert Godwin
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine You People

      By Nance Van Winckel
      People, don't ask me again where my shoes are.
      The valley I walked through was frozen to me
      as I was to it. My heavy hide, my zinc
      talisman—I'm fine, people. Don't stare
      at my feet. And don't flash the sign of the cross
      in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hour

      By Reginald Gibbons
      Sleepless
      in the cold dark,
      I look
      through the closed dim
      door be-
      fore me, which be-
      comes an
      abyss into
      which my
      memories have
      fallen
      past laughter or
      horror,
      ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Luciferin

      By Dean Young
      "They won't attack us here in the Indian graveyard."
      I love that moment. And I love the moment
      when I climb into your warm you-smelling
      bed-dent after you've risen. And sunflowers,
      once a whole field and I almost crashed,
      the...

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