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April 2014

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

  • Sarah Lindsay
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Valzhyna Mort
  • Liane Strauss
  • Gina Franco
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Rain of Statues

      By Sarah Lindsay
      Our general was elsewhere, but we drowned.
      While he rested, he shipped us home
      with the bulk of  his spoils
      that had weighed his army down.
      The thrashing storm
      that caught us cracked the hulls
      and made us offerings to the sea floor — 
      a rain of statues,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A March

      By Ishion Hutchinson
      Lesson of the day: Syria and Styria.
      For Syria, read: His conquering banner shook from Syria.
      And for Styria: Look at this harp of  blood, mapping.

      Now I am tuned. I am going to go above
      my voice for the sake of the forest...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Judgment Tale

      By Valzhyna Mort
      Over the growing shadows fell the dead weight of  light.

      With a long bark mules metered the distance and turned back.
      Dust rose like columns of unpaid debt.
      Spit dried before it could reach the ground.

      Then the thin-barked orange trees disowned their thick-skinned...

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