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February 2017

CHema Skandal!, "Reading Monster," 2015

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

  • Tom Pickard
  • Wendy Xu
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Kiki Petrosino
  • Honor Moore
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine sea

      By Tom Pickard
      walking up John Street
      thinking of you

      I saw a slash of sea
      between houses

      and felt — as always,
      no matter mood,
      its or mine — 

      as though
      it was the source
      of language

      and language
      the source of itself

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Strangers

      By Christine Gosnay
      Tremendous orange things are happening somewhere.
      I lay a wooden stick for stirring on the white note
      on the desk. I lay a stain on the clean note.

      Somewhere things are happening. Marvelous orange
      and purple things. Flooding rivers at dusk, wheels threading
      roads in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Le Tombeau des Lutteurs

      By Kathleen Rooney

      It is a tragedy, yes, but a confusing one. What happened to the wrestlers and where have they gone? Loulou the Pomeranian would love to know. Outdoors the hills are buried in snow, but inside a rose, a rose full-blown,...

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