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July/August 2008

Bruce McCall, “Shakespeare authorship solved,” 2008.

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

  • Joshua Mehigan
  • David Biespiel
  • Carl Dennis
  • Kathryn Starbuck
  • Geoffrey Brock
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Work Song

      By Joshua Mehigan
      This fastening, unfastening, and heaving—
      this is our life. Whose life is it improving?
      It topples some. Some others it will toughen.
      Work is the safest way to fail, and often
      the simplest way to love a son or daughter....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Theory 0f Hats

      By David Biespiel
      It is hard even to admit this theory of hats, that to wear
      The faithless one brimmed tightly over the eyes—
      The featherless and discreet one, a hat with a secret code
      That says, To spoil the child is to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Silent Prophet

      By Carl Dennis
      It’s the last day, but I’m keeping the news to myself.
      If yesterday it made sense for letter carriers
      To carry letters from door to door,
      The job still ought to be worth doing.
      Why tell what I know and...

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