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June 2011

Jad Fair, "Joyful Noise," 2010

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

  • Amrita Pritam
  • Juhan Liiv
  • Angelos Sikelianos
  • Lucie Thésée
  • Claude Esteban
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Me

      By Amrita Pritam
      Lots of contemporaries—
      but “me” is not my contemporary.

      My birth without “me”
      was a blemished offering on the collection plate.
      A moment of flesh, imprisoned in flesh.

      And when to the tip of this tongue of flesh
      some word comes, it kills itself.
      If saved from...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Music

      By Juhan Liiv

      It must be somewhere, the original harmony,
      somewhere in great nature, hidden.
      Is it in the furious infinite,
      in distant stars’ orbits,
      is it in the sun’s scorn,
      in a tiny flower, in treegossip,
      in heartmusic’s mothersong
      or in tears?
      It must be somewhere, immortality,
      somewhere the original harmony...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Doric

      By Angelos Sikelianos
      With her hair closely cropped up to the nape
      Like Dorian Apollo’s, the girl lay on the narrow
      Pallet, keeping her limbs stiffly frozen
      Within a heavy cloud she could not escape...

      Artemis emptied her quiver—every arrow
      Shot through her body. And though very soon

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