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April 2007

Chris Bianchi, "1 of 8," 2006

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

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  • Günter Eich
  • Novica Tadic
  • Coral Bracho
  • Ina Rousseau
  • Janusz Szuber
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dreams

      By Günter Eich
      Wake up, your dreams are bad!   
      Stay awake, the nightmarishness is coming ever nearer.

      To you too it is coming, though you live far from   
                                                          the places of bloodshed,   
      even to you and your sacrosanct   
      afternoon nap.   
      If not today, then tomorrow,   
      but it will certainly...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Firefly Under the Tongue

      By Coral Bracho
      I love you from the sharp tang of the fermentation;   
      in the blissful pulp. Newborn insects, blue.   
      In the unsullied juice, glazed and ductile.   
      Cry that distills the light:   
      through the fissures in fruit trees;   
      under mossy water clinging to the shadows. The   
                  papillae, the grottos.   

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Eden

      By Ina Rousseau
      Somewhere in Eden, after all this time,   
      does there still stand, abandoned, like   
      a ruined city, gates sealed with grisly nails,   
      the luckless garden?

      Is sultry day still followed there   
      by sultry dusk, sultry night,   
      where on the branches sallow and purple   
      the fruit hangs rotting?

      Is there...

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