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February 2006

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

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  • Dean Young
  • Robert Pinsky
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • A. Stallings
  • George Szirtes
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dear Friend

      By Dean Young
      What will be served for our reception
      in the devastation? Finger food, of course
      and white wine, something printed on the napkins.

      We were not children together
      but we are now. Every bird knows
      only two notes constantly rearranged.

      That’s...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Twenty-Third

      By Christina Pugh
      And at the picnic table under the ancient elms,
      one of my parents turned to me and said:
      “We hope you end up here,”
      where the shade relieves the light, where we sit
      in some beneficence—and I felt the shape of...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Poem of Disconnected Parts

      By Robert Pinsky
      At Robben Island the political prisoners studied.   
      They coined the motto Each one Teach one.

      In Argentina the torturers demanded the prisoners   
      Address them always as “Profesor.”   

      Many of my friends are moved by guilt, but I   
      Am a creature of shame,...

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