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May 2006

Carson Ellis, "Irkutsky Dom," 2005

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

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  • Geoffrey Hill
  • A. Moritz
  • J. Rosser
  • Stefi Weisburd
  • David Mason
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine On Seeing the Wind at Hope Mansell

      By Geoffrey Hill
      Whether or not shadows are of the substance
      such is the expectation I can
      wait to surprise my vision as a wind
      enters the valley: sudden and silent
      in its arrival, drawing to full cry
      the whorled invisibilities, glassen towers...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Gym Dance with the Doors Wide Open

      By J. Allyn Rosser
      When the fog slunk in with that salivary,
      close, coyote panting, its hue a very
      huelessness, like breath huffed on a glass,
      like the void stretched and still stretching past
      where we’d thought it could, we...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Heart, My Box of Snow

      By Rebecca Hoogs
      made it to Florida
      and then I went for a walk.   
      The frog pond is half-iced over.
      I chucked a stick at it—
      still thin. On the white side,   
      the wind twirled a leaf around   
      like a...

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