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September 2009

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

  • Samuel Menashe
  • Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Belle Randall
  • Don Paterson
  • Liz Waldner
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In Your Face

      By Samuel Menashe
      Eyes that spurn yet invite
      Like spikes in the sunlight
      Of Manhattan’s high-rise—
      Babylon’s ladies outshine
      Daughters of Jerusalem,
      Zion is no easy climb

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Anniversary

      By Dan Beachy-Quick
      You are for me as you cannot be
      For yourself, chaos without demand
      To speak, the amethyst nothing
      Hidden inside the trinket shop’s stone,
      Dark eyes dark asterisks where light
      Footnotes a margin left blank. You
      Don’t look up to look up at the sky.
      Your...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Cast Off

      By Belle Randall
      Self-hatred? No, no dear: that seems inflated—
      chagrin: the shame you feel when friends withdraw
      for reasons they leave tactfully unstated,
      leaving you to guess at your faux pas

      From all you did and didn’t say for ages,
      as in some vast congressional report,
      your sin,...

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