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January 2005

Unknown Photographer, film negative G1989.0152, n.d., Chicago Historical Society

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

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  • Eric McHenry
  • Barbara Bates
  • Jack Labusch
  • Jay Robinson
  • Robert Daseler
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine You That I Loved

      By A. F. Moritz
      You that I loved all my life long,
      you are not the one.
      You that I followed, my line or path or way,
      that I followed singing, and you
      earth and air of the world the way went through,

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Alone, Drinking with the Tickfaw River

      By Alison Pelegrin
      Featherweight lawn chair, cooler for a footrest,
      and me a squatter on the landlord's dock
      where baitstealers teased a thousand times a day
      until rowdy boats and summer scared them deep.
      Day and night I snoozed on the porch
      beneath a filthy orbit of fanblades

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bernal Hill

      By Randall Mann
      Something has to give.
      We stand above it all.
      Below, the buildings' tall
      but tiny narrative.

      The water's always near,
      you say. And so are you,
      for now. It has to do.
      There's little left to fear.


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