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May 2013

Sarah Williamson, “Saint James Place,” 2012

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

  • David Caplan
  • Linda Gregerson
  • A. Stallings
  • Derek Sheffield
  • Peter Cole
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In a Hotel

      By David Caplan
      In a hotel, even prayer feels adulterous,
      the skyline smudged in light, a distraction
      just before dusk. In the lobby

      a woman tells a stranger what she will do
      for three hundred dollars, what
      she will do for four. Some have the custom


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sostenuto

      By Linda Gregerson
                    Night. Or what

                                             they have of  it at altitude
      like this, and filtered
                                 air, what was

      in my lungs just an hour ago is now
                                  in yours,

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bye-bye

      By Derek Sheffield
      The animal of winter is dying,
      its white body everywhere
      in collapse and stabbed at
      by straws of   light, a leaving
      to believe in as the air
      slowly fills with darkness
      and water drains from the tub
      where my daughter, watching...

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