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January 2008

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

  • Stephen Edgar
  • Anne Winters
  • D. Powell
  • Carol Frost
  • Troy Jollimore
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Made to Measure

      By Stephen Edgar
      Impossible to wield
      The acreage of the fabric that unfolded,
      Slung from his shoulders like a crumpled field:
      The distance from one Christmas to the next
      When he was only seven
      Was aching there; a foreign city flexed
      Among the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hardy’s Catalogues

      By Anne Winters
      Fleeing his clubs, dull honors, wives, the ageing Hardy
      hunches down in his potting-shed with his thumbtip-fumbled, fine-
      printed seed catalogue’s inflorescences—
      peripherally glimpsing the oxygenless blue line

      of the fleur-de-lys scaling his inner wrist;
      his chalky knuckles, his...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine callas lover

      By D. A. Powell
      this is the track I've had on REPEAT all afternoon:      she is butterfly
      brilliant riband, rice flour face, silken, even her voice a sashed kimono

                                   if I were foolish like her:   
                                                but aren't I foolish like her
                                  ...

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