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April 2011

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

  • David Orr
  • Jason Guriel
  • Abigail Deutsch
  • Michael Stanford
  • Eugene Batizat
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Ovid in America

      By Averill Curdy
      i. a long voyage, 1621

      I left you where you are:
      A humming late summer afternoon
      & mottled by shade a man reading a letter
      Becomes the image of a man reading
      That I am forgetting.
      This page is small yet stout enough
      To bear me...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine First Storm and Thereafter

      By Scott Cairns
      What I notice first within
                this rough scene fixed
      in memory is the rare
                quality of its lightning, as if
      those bolts were clipped
                from a comic book, pasted
      on low cloud, or fashioned
                with cardboard, daubed
      with gilt then...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Yeast

      By Roddy Lumsden
      A word you can’t quite say
      without itching, flinching; it’s not easy
      to ignore its squirming appetite, stay
      your primal juddering. And yes, at
      night, each microbe gurns in the salty sea
      of gut and gullet, born again, boldly eats
      as you ate it, brews its...

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