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December 2011

Juliette Borda, "Lisheen," 2009

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

  • Dan Beachy-Quick
  • Camille Dungy
  • David Yezzi
  • Maxine Kumin
  • Dick Allen
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In a Station of the Metro

      By Dan Beachy-Quick
      Peace fell on the dim lands a sort of abstraction
      The metronome counted one petal after another
      So the petals fell as or in some music
      This song needs no breath just an apparition
      With a mouth open and eyes and eyes
      The wet smear...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From the First, the Body Was Dirt

      By Camille T. Dungy
      Whose hands touched, first, the head
      of the penis, the shaft?

      And was it soft
                                or shale?  More rock
      than clay.

      And who pinched first
      into their place the small cups
      at the base of the ass?

                                              Who was it
      got down there, on whose knees,
      and blew—
                               and was...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Flatirons

      By David Yezzi

      From the false summit, coxcomb-cum-arête,
      cool thermals underscore our frailties,
      past edges where our wingless feet are set
      and the long...

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