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March 2006

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

  • Katherine Larson
  • Sandra McPherson
  • Bill Coyle
  • David Gewanter
  • Daniel Anderson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Love at Thirty-Two Degrees

      By Katherine Larson
      I

      Today I dissected a squid,
      the late acacia tossing its pollen
      across the black of the lab bench.
      In a few months the maples
      will be bleeding. That was the thing:
      there was no blood
      only textures...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Grouse

      By Sandra McPherson
      This water flows dark red
                  from alder tannin:
      boot-stain river

                              between white rocks.
                  An ouzel, flannel-feathered,
      sips the current up.

                              Mossgatherers
                  spread their patches
      across a dry, flat turnaround. ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Kolmrden Zoo

      By Bill Coyle
      Over our heads, trailing a wake of air
      and an enormous shadow as it passed,
      the falcon glided to its trainer’s fist
      and settled like a loaded weapon there.

      Then, while she fed the bird...

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