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July 2006

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

  • Billy Collins
  • Dean Young
  • Wendy Videlock
  • X Kennedy
  • Geoffrey Brock
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Irish Poetry

      By Billy Collins
      That morning under a pale hood of sky   
      I heard the unambiguous scrape of spackling   
      against the side of our wickered, penitential house.   

      The day mirled and clabbered   
      in the thick, stony light,   
      and the rooks’ feathered narling   
      astounded the salt waves, the plush coast.   
      ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sean Penn Anti-Ode

      By Dean Young
      Must Sean Penn always look like he’s squeezing
      the last drops out of a sponge and the sponge
      is his face? Even the back of his head grimaces.
      Just the pressure in his little finger alone
      could kill a gorilla....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Tea Party

      By Joanie Mackowski
      Ray Way, Thunderbird Homeagain,
      Hugh and Mia Galore:
      they enjoyed such conversational topics
      ...

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