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May 2008

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

  • Spencer Reece
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Yvonne Zipter
  • Seth Abramson
  • Bryan Dietrich
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Monaco

      By Spencer Reece
      Monaco was clean, with small clean streets.
      There was not much in the way of  a shore.
      There was hardly any place to go.
      One clipped, well-behaved London plane tree,
      not welcoming like most ordinary trees,
      was kept apart...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Decision

      By Jane Hirshfield
      There is a moment before a shape
      hardens, a color sets.
      Before the fixative or heat of   kiln.
      The letter might still be taken
      from the mailbox.
      The hand held back by the elbow,
      the word kept between the larynx...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Osteosarcoma: A Love Poem

      By Yvonne Zipter
      Cancer loves the long bone,
      the femur and the fibula,
      the humerus and ulna,
      the greyhound’s sleek physique,
      a calumet, ribboned with fur
      and eddies of dust churned to a smoke,
      the sweet slenderness of that languorous
      lick of calcium, like an ivory flute or a stalk
      of ...

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