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December 2013

Jen Stark, "Psychedelic State," 2012

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

  • Ange Mlinko
  • Louise Glück
  • Eileen Myles
  • Alex Dimitrov
  • Kathleen Ossip
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Epic

      By Ange Mlinko
      It’s you I’d like to see Greece again with
      You I’d like to take to bed of cyclamen
      You know I nurse a certain myth
      about myself              that I descend
      de tribus d’origine asiatique
      and am part Thracian or Macedonian
      cleaving to a Hellenic mystique
      after centuries’...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Nocturne

      By Louise Glück
      Mother died last night,
      Mother who never dies.

      Winter was in the air,
      many months away
      but in the air nevertheless.

      It was the tenth of May.
      Hyacinth and apple blossom
      bloomed in the back garden.

      We could hear
      Maria singing songs from Czechoslovakia —

      How alone I am 
      songs of that...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Dream

      By Eileen Myles
      Close to the
      door in
      my dream the
      small signs

      I saw a brown
      sign with wisdom
      on it
      I saw a brown
      one leaning
      with wisdom
      on it

      fringe of a mirror
      my mother
      leaning over a pond
      cupping water

      leaning against
      the moulding
      cardboard or
      wood which materials do you

      does your wisdom prefer

      which a-

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