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March 2007

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

  • Geoffrey Hill
  • Andrew Hudgins
  • Eliza Griswold
  • Wendy Videlock
  • Mary O'Reilley
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Peacock at Alderton

      By Geoffrey Hill
      Nothing to tell why I cannot write
      in re Nobody; nobody to narrate this
      latter acknowledgement: the self that counts
      words to a line, accountable survivor
      pain-wedged, pinioned in the cleft trunk,
      less petty than a sprite, poisonous as Ariel...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Swordfish

      By Andrew Hudgins
      My fingertips marveled at the silvery shimmer,
      already less silver, less shimmery than when it lived.
      I never again should cause flesh this beautiful
      to be less beautiful, I thought.
      ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hullo

      By Wendy Videlock
      The word, the stone,
      the ringing phone,
      the part of me
      that wants to be alone,

      the vow of silence
      in the reeds;
      God descends
      in ravenese.

      The vinegar tasters
      dip their fingers,
      make their faces:
      stoic, bitter,
      ...

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