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October 2014

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

  • Don Share
  • Leontia Flynn
  • Kathryn Simmonds
  • Colette Bryce
  • Mir Ali
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Gerard Manley Hopkins

      By Leontia Flynn
      At the mention of Gerard Manley Hopkins, my mild-mannered father
      — tender, abstracted — would exercise the right
      to revert to type. That is to say: devout; that is, proscriptive. He would rather
      we did not so bandy the good Jesuit’s name about
      in talk of “gay...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In the Woods

      By Kathryn Simmonds
      The baby sleeps.
      Sunlight plays upon my lap, through doily leaves a black lab comes,
      a scotty goes, the day wears on, the baby wakes.

      The good birds sing,
      invisible or seldom seen, in hidden kingdoms, grateful for the in-
      between. The baby sleeps. Elsewhere...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine MiG-21 Raids at Shegontola

      By Mir Mahfuz Ali
      Only this boy moves
      between the runes of trees
      on his tricycle
      when an eagle swoops,
      releases two arrows
      from its silver wings, and melts
      away faster than lightning.
      Then a loud whistle
      and a bang like dry thunder.
      In a blink the boy sees
      his house roof sink.
      Feels his...

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