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June 2010

Aimée van Drimmelen

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

  • Ron Silliman
  • Averill Curdy
  • Paul Hoover
  • Allen Butt
  • Brandi Gentry
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine from Revelator

      By Ron Silliman
      Words torn, unseen, unseemly, scene
      some far suburb’s mall lot
      Summer’s theme: this year’s humid
      —to sweat is to know—
      pen squeezed too tight yields
      ink as blood or pus
      so the phrase scraped, removed
      offending thine eye: “Outsource Bush”
      Against which, insource...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Chimera

      By Averill Curdy
      The wake     sewing shut those white lips    
      and after    when leagues     and all behind to salt
      fell     the grateful Spaniards prayed
      It became their habit     to turn eyes     sore away
      from surfeit     Rashes and abrasions of spring
      leaf  stem  vine  blossom  aphid & berry stridulant
      intricate and promiscuous     without the rose
      or borage or pomegranate embowered
      in flaunting...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Have You Eaten of the Tree?

      By Paul Hoover
      The first day was a long day
      and the first night nearly eternal.
      No thing existed, and only One was present
      to perceive what wasn’t there.
      No meaning as we know it;
      difference was bound in the All.
      On the first day, water,
      on the second...

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