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January 2014

Jessie Mott, "Janet," 2013

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

  • Leah Umansky
  • Adrian Matejka
  • Amy King
  • Idra Novey
  • Adam Fitzgerald
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Want to be Stark[like]

      By Leah Umansky
      A man is only worth what people say he is
      and those Starks are good stock. They’ll knee-deep it.
      They famish the craving they are fathered by.
      Manning the forestry of life, they are steadfast and sturdy.

      When pungent or cruel, they sauce the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine “Gymnopédies No. 1”

      By Adrian Matejka
      That was the week
                  it didn’t stop snowing.

      That was the week
                   five-fingered trees fell

                   on houses & power lines
                   broke like somebody waiting

      for payday in a snowstorm.
      That snow week, my daughter

      & I...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Wings of Desire

      By Amy King
      This is what it sounds like outside,
      fat geese and guinea hens holding hands.
      I am 31, which is very young for my age.
      That is enough to realize I’m a pencil that has learned
      how to draw the Internet. I explain squiggles

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