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March 2009

Victor Kerlow, "Hot and Cold Summer," 2008.

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

  • Conor O'Callaghan
  • Aaron Poochigian
  • John Ashbery
  • Michael Chitwood
  • Mark Wunderlich
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Three Six Five Zero

      By Conor O'Callaghan
      I called up tech and got the voicemail code.   
      It’s taken me this long to find my feet.   
      Since last we spoke that evening it has snowed.   

      Fifty-four new messages. Most are old   
      and blinking into a future months complete.   
      I contacted tech to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Vigil

      By Aaron Poochigian
      Because he was as hard to handle   
      As truth, which we equate with light,   
      Go somewhere dark and hold a candle   
      For Alan Sullivan tonight.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Boundary Issues

      By John Ashbery
      Here in life, they would understand.   
      How could it be otherwise? We had groped too,   
      unwise, till the margin began to give way,   
      at which point all was sullen, or lost, or both.   

      Now it was time, and there was nothing for it.   

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