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October 2008

Emily Farranto, Untitled (Burning House), 2003

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

  • Sarah Lindsay
  • Adrian Blevins
  • Craig Arnold
  • John Repp
  • Eric Ekstrand
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Tell the Bees

      By Sarah Lindsay
      Tell the bees. They require news of the house;
      they must know, lest they sicken
      from the gap between their ignorance and our grief.
      Speak in a whisper. Tie a black swatch
      to a stick and attach the stick to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine How to Cook a Wolf

      By Adrian Blevins
      If your mother’s like mine wanting you honeyed and blithe   
                         you’ll get cooked by getting evicted   

      since the mothers can teach with a dustpan the tons of modes of tossing.

      And the fathers will lift your eyes too-early-too-open:   

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Uncouplings

      By Craig Arnold
      There is no I in teamwork
      but there is a two maker

      there is no I in together
      but there is a got three
      a get to her

      the I in relationship
      is the heart I slip on...

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