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September 2005

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

  • C. Williams
  • Mary Graham
  • Mike Chasar
  • Daisy Fried
  • Marilyn Nelson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Gaffe

      By C. K. Williams
      1.

      If that someone who’s me yet not me yet who judges me is always with me,   
      as he is, shouldn’t he have been there when I said so long ago that thing I said?   

      If he who rakes me with such not...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Conches on Christmas

      By Mike Chasar
      Diluvian, draggled and derelict posse, this
      barnacled pod so pales
      next to everything we hear of red tides and pilot whales
      that a word like “drama” makes me sound remiss

      except that there
      was a kind of littoral drama...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sleep

      By Meghan O'Rourke
      Pawnbroker, scavenger, cheapskate,
      come creeping from your pigeon-filled backrooms,
      past guns and clocks and locks and cages,
      past pockets emptied and coins picked from the floor;
      come sweeping with the rainclouds down the river
      through the brokenblack windows of factories...

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