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October 2007

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

  • Averill Curdy
  • Jane Mead
  • Frank Bidart
  • Elizabeth McFarland
  • Dan Beachy-Quick
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine If  See No End In Is

      By Frank Bidart
      What none knows is when, not if.
      Now that your life nears its end
      when you turn back what you see
      is ruin. You think, It is a prison. No,
      it is a vast resonating chamber in
      which each thing...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Rejection

      By Elizabeth McFarland
      I saw how beautiful your mansions are —
      Your lakes and valleys and your peopled plain,
      But thought of  all that loss with all that gain,
      And one geography is not enough.
      One world, one world to loose the spirit in,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Lines

      By Dan Beachy-Quick
      The lightning struck him and left a scar.
      The wind stopped blowing and the wheat stood up.
      Self-tensed self, who is this I that says I ?
      I had a scar in the shape of  lightning
      That split in half when...

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