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June 2012

Yuko Shimizu

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

  • Stuart Dybek
  • William Logan
  • Kim Addonizio
  • Dean Young
  • Claudia Emerson
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Scythe

      By Stuart Dybek
      In the barn demoted to garage,
      the ax in a cherry stump can’t be budged.

      Daylight perforates siding despite
      the battered armor of license plates—

      corroded colors, same state: decay,
      their dates the only history

      of whoever tilled the soil
      and left, as a welcome,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Christmas Trees

      By William Logan
      How should I now recall
      the icy lace of the pane
      like a sheet of cellophane,
      or the skies of alcohol

      poured over the saltbox town?
      On that stony New England tableau,
      the halo of falling snow
      glared like a waxy crown.

      Through blue frozen lots
      my giant parents...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Heraclitean

      By Kim Addonizio
      In goes the cafeteria worker in her hairnet.
      In goes the philosophy teacher
      explaining the theory of eternal
      return, and Anton Stadler with his clarinet,
      still owing money to Mozart. In
      goes Mozart. Everyone flopped into the creel
      of the happy fisherman, everyone eaten.
      Every river is...

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