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April 2005

Henrik Drescher, "Dancers: Superjiggernaught."

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

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  • J. Rosser
  • Averill Curdy
  • A. Stallings
  • Kay Ryan
  • Dean Young
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Subway Seethe

      By J. Allyn Rosser
      What could have been the big to-do
      that caused him to push me aside
      on that platform? Was a woman who knew
      there must be some good even inside
      an ass like him on board that train?
      Charity? Frances? His last chance
      in a ratty string...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Probation

      By Averill Curdy
      The cheap dropped ceiling
      jumped like a pot-lid boiling
      when our upstairs neighbor
      chased his girl that winter.
      Falling out of...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Recitative

      By A. E. Stallings
      Every night, we couldn’t sleep.
      Our upstairs neighbors had to keep
      Dropping something down the hall—
      A barbell or a bowling ball,

      And from the window by the bed,
      Echoing inside my head,
      Alley cats expended breath
      In arias of...

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