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December 2014

Kirsten Stolle, “Animal Pharm 6,” 2014

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

  • Bill Manhire
  • Dunya Mikhail
  • Knar Gavin
  • Tom Clark
  • Terrance Hayes
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Surveillance Notes

      By Bill Manhire
      In Sweden, they whispered all winter,
      counting the frozen minutes.
      In France, they branched out. Tips of experience.
      In England, they dreamed of Ireland.
      In Ireland they seemed to be lonely.
      Germany was Belgium then was Spain.
      Italy was something else again.
      Portugal, Portugal, Portugal:
      they said...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine My Grandmother’s Grave

      By Dunya Mikhail
      When my grandmother died
      I thought, “She can’t die again.”
      Everything in her life
      happened once and forever:
      her bed on our roof,
      the battle of good and evil in her tales,
      her black clothes,
      her mourning for her daughter who
      “was killed by headaches,”
      the rosary...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Track Racer

      By Knar Gavin
      A hoot is a hilarious person. Perhaps train
      scream or owl, jeer. Often done by mouth.
      A man may widen owl wide and give one away.
      Hoots may result in bans, as in, “the crowd ‘hooted’
      the track star clean out of the sport.”
      Sometimes...

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