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November 2005

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

  • Averill Curdy
  • Atsuro Riley
  • Stephen Dunn
  • Elizabeth Bradfield
  • Fleda Brown
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sparrow Trapped in the Airport

      By Averill Curdy
      Never the bark and abalone mask
      cracked by storms of a mastering god,
      never the gods’ favored glamour, never
      the pelagic messenger bearing orchards
      in its beak, never allegory, not wisdom
      or valor or cunning, much less hunger
      demanding vigilance,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Salvation

      By Stephen Dunn
      Finally, I gave up on obeisance,
      and refused to welcome
      either retribution or the tease

      of sunny days. As for the can’t-be-
      seen, the sum-of-all-details,
      the One—oh, when it came

      to salvation I was only sure
      I needed to be...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Canada Anemone

      By Fleda Brown
      I count nineteen white blossoms
      which would not be
      visible except for
      their wiry stems...

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