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June 2006

Joan Linder
“Bull,” 2005, ink on paper
Courtesy of the artist and Mixed Greens Gallery
Collection of Patricia Donaldson

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

This issue is sold out.
  • Mary Kinzie
  • Joshua Mehigan
  • Kay Ryan
  • Dana Levin
  • Clive James
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Cold Turkey

      By Joshua Mehigan
      They’re over now forever, the long dances.
      Our woods are quiet. The god is gone tonight.   
      Our girls, good girls, have shaken off their trances.   
      They’re over now forever, the long dances.   
      Only the moonlight, sober and real, advances   ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Pyro

      By Dana Levin
      You’re gonna strike the match—

      You’re gonna strike it—

      Flame the bank up into pods
                of fire, be

                a masterhand—   


      And someone said, Gasoline.

      Someone said, We have to change the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Anatomical Angel

      By Averill Curdy
      Unfastened avidly from each ivory button
                     of her spine, the voluntary muscles open
      virtuosities of red: Cinnabar

                                          the mutagen, and carmine from cochineal
                     born between fog and frost, so many little
      deaths Buddhists refuse to wear

                                          robes soaked...

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