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December 2007

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

  • Atsuro Riley
  • Fiona Sampson
  • Devin Johnston
  • David Orr
  • Todd Boss
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hutch

      By Atsuro Riley
      From back when it was Nam time I tell you what.


      Them days men boys gone dark groves rose like Vietnam bamboo.


      Aftergrowth something awful.


      Green have mercy souls here seen camouflage everlasting.


      Nary a one of the brung-homes brung...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Lodger

      By Fiona Sampson
      You could figure it as a trapdoor,
      blur of hinge and
                               down
      into the unconscious of this stranger
      moving around your garden like a trap—
      making all the greens unstable
      as the warble of nausea come bang up to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Golden Hinde

      By Devin Johnston
      On Christmas Day, Kathleen and I
      propel a raft with plastic spoons
      through the hissing fur of surf,
                   stirring as we go
                   an Alka-Seltzer sun.

      We pass Bolinas-Stinson School,
      the fire house, and Smiley's dive;
      extinguished geodesic...

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