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November 2013

Stephen Eichhorn, "Cactus Cluster 1," 2011

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

  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  • Tiffany Higgins
  • Daniel Tiffany
  • Wong May
  • Dilruba Ahmed
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Two Moths

      By Aimee Nezhukumatathil
      Some girls        on the other side of this planet

                         will never know        the loveliness

             of   walking      in a crepe silk sari.      Instead,

      they will spend        their days                          on their backs

         for a parade               of   men           who...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Samba in the Sky

      By Tiffany Higgins
      The poor have the best views,
      Views sloping down to sea.

      A green and yellow planet,
      A blue band, rung with stars.

      The poor have the best views.
      You have to walk to get there.

      Up three flights, narrow paths,
      Houses rising steeply side to side.

      No, no...

    • poem
      By Daniel Tiffany
      Poor thing, she holds him on her lap,
      the godless hidden god,

      causing the lips
      of   those that sleep to speak.

      Cold shadow of   the white
      acanthus in its tiptoe dance.

      Buy the truth
      and sell it not.

      A lion is in the streets,
      there is a lion in...

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