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May 2015

Jenny Kendler, "Species Traitor I," 2013

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

  • Frank Bidart
  • Thomas Lux
  • Karen Solie
  • Sylvia Legris
  • Daisy Fried
Cover for Poetry Magazine, May 2015
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Fourth Hour of the Night

      By Frank Bidart

      Out of scarcity,—
      ... being.

      Because, when you were nine, your father

      was murdered,


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Horse Poisoner

      By Thomas Lux
      No one knew why horses were dying — two from two farms over,
      one in town, three at the poor farm (not in great shape,
      anyway, so no
      concern at first), then the mayor’s son’s pony,
      then three stalls in a row
      at the local sulky track....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine In the Absence of Oulipo

      By Peter Ciccariello

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