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January 2007

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

  • Zbigniew Herbert
  • Rhoda Janzen
  • Carl Dennis
  • Medbh McGuckian
  • H. Hix
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Last Attack. To Klaus

      By Zbigniew Herbert
      Permit me to open by expressing joy and wonder
      that we're marching at the head of our companies
      in different uniforms under a different command
      but with a single aim—to survive

      You say to me—look here we should probably...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Good Wife Taught Her Daughter

      By Medbh McGuckian
      Lordship is the same activity
      Whether performed by lord or lady.
      Or a lord who happens to be a lady,
      All the source and all the faults.

      A woman steadfast in looking is a callot,
      And any woman in the wrong place
      Or outside of...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine from Aphorisms I-XV

      By Theodore Worozbyt
      I

      The most devout long to breathe the dirt's scent once more.

      The cat runs faster at night; he sees you better.

      Only the ordinary is reprehensible, but praise disgusts the just.

      Wine is not drunk enough....

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