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January 2013

Eric Hanson, "Power Cord," 2010

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

  • Sara Miller
  • Brad Leithauser
  • Barbara Hamby
  • Fanny Howe
  • Julian Stannard
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Cairo

      By Sara Miller
      The evidence was in and it went to the contrary.
      The contrary wound around us rather like a river.
      The river reacted, spider-like, tangling up its legs
      with other wet parts we thought we knew,
      such as creeks and fjords and deltas and such.


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Letter to a Lost Friend

      By Barbara Hamby
      There must be a Russian word to describe what has happened
                    between us, like ostyt, which can be used
      for a cup of  tea that is too hot, but after you walk to the next room,
                    and return, it is too...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Vase

      By Brad Leithauser
      There was a vase
      that held the world’s riches, but it wasn’t cheap.
      It cost a dime — and this in a time and place

      when dimes were sizable, especially for
      a girl of eight whose construction-worker father
      was unemployed. The old metaphor

      was literal in this case...

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