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September 2007

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

  • Mary Kinzie
  • Nate Klug
  • Rae Armantrout
  • Davis McCombs
  • Don Paterson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sale

      By Mary Kinzie
      Older now, he is among us in diminished form,
      clothes sagging, hat large on the fine head

      He likes the largest stores             acres of socks and tuna             where
                         high girders look down on him also                        who
                                             pushes his...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Kalden's Story

      By Nate Klug
      So won a name in this place,   
      handing off lath strips to a hammer's   
      measure, seeing the passing girls' slits   
      in roils of timber grain.

      Mountains, barley, scaffold,   
      dirt. I was sixteen. And hourly   
      from the hoods of faraway bells   
      monks emerging like hairless animals....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Fact

      By Rae Armantrout
      Operation Phantom Fury.

      *       *       *

      The full force   
      of the will to live   
      is fixed   
      on the next   
      occasion:

      someone   
      coming with a tray,

      someone   
      calling a number.

      *       *       *

      Each material   
      fact   
      is a pose,

      an answer   
      waiting to...

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