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July/August 2012

Melinda Beck, "Pegasus," 2012

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

  • James Lasdun
  • Dore Kiesselbach
  • Jessica Greenbaum
  • Kay Ryan
  • Tony Hoagland
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Blight

      By James Lasdun
      What’s there to say? We didn’t care for him much,
      and you can’t exactly commiserate
      with someone you don’t just not love
      but almost (admit it) hate.
      So the news just hung over us
      like the dud summer weather we’d had—
      rain since June, the lawn...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Turkey Fallen Dead from Tree

      By Dore Kiesselbach
      Startled from snow-day slumber by a neighbor’s mutt,
      it banged its buzzard’s head then couldn’t solve
      the problem of the white pine’s limbs
      with wings nearly too broad for a planned descent.
      Somewhere an awkward angel knows
      whether it was...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Had Just Hung Up from Talking to You

      By Jessica Greenbaum
      I had just hung up from talking to you
      and we had been so immersed in the difficulty
      you were facing, and forgive me,
      I was thinking that as long as we kept talking,
      you in your car in the parking lot of the...

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