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November 2010

Seth, “Hills,” 2006

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

  • Samuel Menashe
  • Karen Lee
  • Joshua Mehigan
  • Jeramy Dodds
  • Derek Sheffield
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Who

      By Samuel Menashe
      Revives a relic
      Liquefies dry blood
      Touches a corpse
      To the quick
      Converts a monster to love—
      Who made man from mud

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Prayer for a Bamboo-Flowering Famine

      By Karen An-hwei Lee
      May we blossom every fifty years
      without afflicting the people.

      May our seedpods nourish rodents
      who roam our groves

      without rebuking lands with famine.
      May sweet potatoes and rice save us.

      May ginger and turmeric flourish
      to the bitter distaste of rats

      while tresses of bamboo flowers

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Fire Safety

      By Joshua Mehigan
      Aluminum tank
      indifferent in its place

      behind a glass door
      in the passageway,

      like a tea urn
      in a museum case;

      that dumbly spend each day

      waiting for gas or smoke
      or hands or heat,

      positioned like beige land mines

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