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February 2015

"Ménage à Trois" by Shoshanna Weinberger

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

  • Elizabeth Willis
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Sally Mao
  • Gerard Malanga
  • Bianca Stone
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Steady Digression to a Fixed Point

      By Elizabeth Willis
      A rose can’t change the world. It can only open or close.

      A rose drives the world like an enormous gear.

      It pushes a schooner east of Borneo.

      When a body has been rearranged, it is held together with a rose.

      A rose is...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Tender Arrivals

      By Amiri Baraka
      Where ever something breathes
      Heart beating the rise and fall
      Of mountains, the waves upon the sky
      Of seas, the terror is our ignorance, that’s
      Why it is named after our home, earth
      Where art is locked between
      Gone and Destination
      The destiny of some other where...

    • poem
      By Ange Mlinko

      Should I take this time, while the children are in school,
      to untrim the tree? Standing in the dish we let go dry,
      it looks well-preserved, as if Christmas were still
      in our future; would it spare their feelings if I dismantle
      piece by...

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