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July/August 2013

Marcellus Hall, “Balcony (from Kaleidoscope City),” 2009

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

  • Fanny Howe
  • Christina Davis
  • Phillis Levin
  • Seán Hewitt
  • Michael Ryan
Poetry Magazine July/Auguest 2013 cover, with Marcellus Hall's drawing “Balcony (from Kaleidoscope City)”
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Yellow Goblins

      By Fanny Howe
      Yellow goblins
      and a god I can swallow:

      Eyes in the evergreens
      under ice.

      Interior monologue
      and some voice.

      Weary fears, the
      usual trials and

      a place to surmise

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “Mankindness”

      By Christina Davis

      Because he, because she,
      in so far as
      she (in so far as he) exists

      is on the way
      to battle.

      Not what is your name,
      but what
      the battle?


      “Each one of us has come
      here and changed” —

      is the battle. Born
      a loved one,

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Lenten Song

      By Phillis Levin
      That the dead are real to us
      Cannot be denied,
      That the living are more real

      When they are dead
      Terrifies, that the dead can rise
      As the living do is possible

      Is possible to surmise,
      But all the stars cannot come near
      All we meet...

Table of Contents

Remembering Poets
The View from Here
Letters to the Editor