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November 2015

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

  • Zack Strait
  • Kathleen Ossip
  • Ed Roberson
  • John Beer
  • A. Stallings
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Blaze

      By Zack Strait
      we were riding out to an abandoned farmhouse
      on his pearl black Triumph

      deaf to the sound of bleating sheep

      that was when he told me it was the same model
      James Dean had swapped for
      three days after

      they’d finished filming East of Eden

      I tried...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Old Strange Book

      By Kathleen Ossip
      In the story of my life there is a field
      filled with chicory, daisies, and mayflowers.
      It’s the field behind my childhood house.
      In summer, I used to spend hours

      lying in it looking at clouds
      before my mother brought us to the town...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine May I Ask

      By Ed Roberson
      May I ask you who
      your grandmother died

      Her blackness
      you pretended we’d assume
      a servant’s      in the photograph

      May I ask
      did she die herself?

      I know you all light
      under an umbrella     don’t tan
      and she could be seen

      as she had been made...

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