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May 2009

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

  • Ilya Kaminsky
  • Inger Christensen
  • Hanoch Levin
  • Dennis O'Driscoll
  • Brian Phillips
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine from Deaf Republic: 1

      By Ilya Kaminsky
      Such is the story made of stubbornness and a little air,
      a story sung by those who danced before the Lord in quiet.
      Who whirled and leapt. Giving voice to consonants that rise
      with no protection but each other’s ears.
      We are on our...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine from Light: “If I stand”

      By Inger Christensen
      If I stand
      alone in the snow
      it is clear
      that I am a clock

      how else would eternity
      find its way around



    • poem
      By Hanoch Levin
      And the dead man lay in the cart
      pale with shame and helplessness,
      and diapered like an infant in his diapers
      without trousers and without underpants.

      And his lips taut in a twist of disgrace:
      I can no longer satisfy a woman.

      Completely starkers, no coat...

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