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October 2005

Leif Parsons, "Commute #4," 2005.

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

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  • 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


    • 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


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