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October 2012

Bernard Williams, "Sawhorse Pegasus," 2012

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

  • Joshua Mehigan
  • Laura Kasischke
  • Todd Boss
  • John Poch
  • Campbell McGrath
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Down in the Valley

      By Joshua Mehigan
      It was her first time coming home from college.
      She headed downtown for a drink or two.
      Her girlfriend went home early. That was Christmas.
      Now, under sapling pine trees in the clearing,
      snowdrops are coming back to their old places.
      They had been...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Accounting

      By Todd Boss
      Its fine
      incisors
      grinding

      my mother
      fed my
      father’s
      fledgling
      carpentry
      concern
      into her
      adding
      machine

      as if its
      hunger
      could be
      satisfied

      costs and
      savings
      spooling
      to our
      wooden
      kitchen
      floor and
      pooling

      amounting
      to nothing

      a shop tool’s
      shavings.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine You’ve Come Back to Me

      By Laura Kasischke
      A small thing crawling toward me
      across this dark lawn. Bright
      eyes the only thing I’m sure I see.

      You’ve come back to me,
      haven’t you, my sweet? From
      long ago, and very far. Through

      crawling dark, my sweet, you’ve
      come back to me, have you?...

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