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June 2014

Juliette Borda, "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie (detail)," 2001

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

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  • Harry Mathews
  • Les Murray
  • Dan Chelotti
  • April Bernard
  • Solmaz Sharif
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Cool gales shall fan the glades

      By Harry Mathews
      But how choose the appropriate sticking point to start at?
      Who wants to write a poem without the letter e,
      Especially for Thee, where the flourished vowel lends such panache to your carnet de bal
      (OK, peons: pizzazz to your dance card)? The...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Vertigo

      By Les Murray
      Last time I fell in a shower room
      I bled like a tumbril dandy
      and the hotel longed to be rid of me.
      Taken to the town clinic, I
      described how I tripped on a steel rim
      and found my head in the wardrobe.
      Scalp-sewn and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine My Sparrow

      By Dan Chelotti
      There is the torch and the only thing
      That will prevent us from using it
      Is whether or not we can allow
      Jellyfish in the otherwise
      Crystalline surf. It would be easy
      To dismiss this view as beautiful and walk away
      Because it is buggy...

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