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May 2014

Kate McQuillen, "Torch," 2013

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

  • Jessica Greenbaum
  • Joshua Mehigan
  • Bob Hicok
  • Tom Sleigh
  • Jacob Saenz
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From "DRIFT"

      By Caroline Bergvall

      The fair wind failed. The wind dropped. Winds were unfavourable
      straightaway. The favourable wind dropped and they were beset by
      storms so that they made little progress. Then the wind dropped and
      they were beset by winds from the north...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Fair

      By Joshua Mehigan
      The fair rolled into town surprisingly
      intact, like a plate unbreakable because
      it has been dropped and glued so many times
      that it is all glue and no plate. The fair
      was no fair. But, oh, it was a thrill!

      The fair...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine For a Traveler

      By Jessica Greenbaum
      I only have a moment so let me tell you the shortest story,
      about arriving at a long loved place, the house of friends in Maine,
      their lawn of wildflowers, their grandfather clock and candid
      portraits, their gabled attic rooms, and woodstove in...

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