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March 2008

Aurel Schmidt, “Slip n’ Slide (detail),” 2008

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

  • Michael Marcinkowski
  • Campbell McGrath
  • A. Stallings
  • Terrance Hayes
  • János Pilinszky
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Nights on Planet Earth

      By Campbell McGrath

      Gravel paths on hillsides amid moon-drawn vineyards,
      click of pearls upon a polished nightstand
      soft as rainwater, self-minded stars, oboe music
      distant as the grinding of icebergs against the hull
      of the self and the soul in the darkness
      chanting to the ecstatic chance of...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Containment

      By A. E. Stallings
      So long I have been carrying myself
      Carefully, carefully, like a small child
      With too much water in a real glass
      Clasped in two hands, across a space as vast
      As living rooms, while gazes watch the waves
      That start...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine New Folk

      By Terrance Hayes
      I said Folk was dressed in Blues but hairier and hemped.
      After "We acoustic banjo disciples!" Jebediah said, "When
      and whereforth shall the bucolic blacks with good tempers
      come to see us pluck as Elizabeth Cotton intended?"
      We stole my Uncle Windchime's minivan, penned...

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