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October 2005

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

  • Amit Majmudar
  • Adrian Blevins
  • Patty Seyburn
  • Mike White
  • Rachel Hadas
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Miscarriage

      By Amit Majmudar
      Some species can crack pavement with their shoots
      to get their share of sun some species lay
      a purple froth of eggs and leave it there
      to sprinkle tidepools with tadpole confetti
      some species though you stomp them in the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Novelette

      By Adrian Blevins
      With her one horrid eye persistently unfastened, a vigilant bird
      watched my grandfather during the Great Depression
      use each evening of one whole year to wander his corn fields
      knowing this world is just one pig after another

      in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Edison in Love

      By Robin Ekiss
      Thomas Edison loved a doll
      with a tiny phonograph inside
      because he made her speak.

      Is there any other reason
      to love a woman? Did she say   
      the ghost of my conception

      or...

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