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March 2012

Michael Bierut, "100 Dot Pegasus," 2011

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

  • Gottfried Benn
  • Geoffrey Brock
  • Paolo Febbraro
  • Edith Södergran
  • Eugene Dubnov
Cover of Poetry Magazine 100 years edition March 2012 issue, featuring Michael Bierut's design "100 Dot Pegasus.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Asters

      By Gottfried Benn
      Asters—sweltering days
      old adjuration/curse,
      the gods hold the balance
      for an uncertain hour.

      Once more the golden flocks
      of heaven, the light, the trim—
      what is the ancient process
      hatching under its dying wings?

      Once more the yearned-for,
      the intoxication, the rose of you—
      summer leaned in the doorway
      watching the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Alteration Finds

      By Geoffrey Brock

      How many hours I kept
      that vigil by your side—
      entire nights, eyes wide,
      as you so sweetly slept.

      What I was wondering:
      why you yearned to evade
      the real. No one has prayed
      harder for anything.

      It wasn’t for your life
      I feared, but for...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Fable and Moral

      By Paolo Febbraro
      He fell and died, the skier,
      high up there in the snow.
      And now, spring having come,
      his father leaves his home,
      dark in the valley, to throw
      a hook in the heavy river.


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