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July/August 2009

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

  • Tony Hoagland
  • Amy Beeder
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Charles Simic
  • Sandra Beasley
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine At the Galleria Shopping Mall

      By Tony Hoagland
      Just past the bin of pastel baby socks and underwear,
      there are some 49-dollar Chinese-made TVs;

      one of them singing news about a far-off war,
      one comparing the breast size of an actress from Hollywood

      to the breast size of an actress from Bollywood.
      And...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Perishable, It Said

      By Jane Hirshfield
      Perishable, it said on the plastic container,
      and below, in different ink,
      the date to be used by, the last teaspoon consumed.

      I found myself looking:
      now at the back of each hand,
      now inside the knees,
      now turning over each foot to look...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Captain Haddock vs. the PTA

      By Amy Beeder
      Bewildered Saint of the curse, bulbous
      & profane, I invoke you against this Nest
      Of Lice & Vipers: O volcanic Captain, I implore you, pour
      Your scorn upon these Borgias; before these Braggarts
      Unfurl your thick invective, show your bullet head
      Whiskey-pickled,...

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