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May 2010

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

  • Roddy Lumsden
  • Hester Knibbe
  • Linda Kunhardt
  • D. Tracy
  • Andrew Hudgins
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Eidolon

      By Roddy Lumsden
      Down in fame’s flood, down an alley, down
      wind of now, elegant in self-denial,
      an Iron Range wraith junking cue cards, an ideal,
      an idol before which the Zeitgeist kneeled.

      Dylan, named for a poet named from an old
      tale of the child who...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Thetis’ Heel

      By Hester Knibbe
      Even gods, though they were born
      in our own heads, died out to myth.

      Just as no one can point to the source
      of the spring or later at sea can say: this

      is the water from deep in the earth, that
      flowed...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Majolica Lament, or “Australopithecus”

      By Linda Kunhardt
      The farmer in the dell
      The farmer in the dell
      Ox chip gastrology
      The farmer in the dell

      The farmer takes a wife
      The farmer takes a wife
      Pupa reconnaissance
      The farmer takes a wife

      The wife takes a child
      The wife takes a child
      Sweetbread electrolyte
      The wife takes a...

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