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October 2013

Tony Fitzpatrick, "Star for Western Avenue," 2010

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

  • Craig Arnold
  • Alice Fulton
  • Paisley Rekdal
  • Marcus Wicker
  • Heather Christle
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Very Large Moth

      By Craig Arnold
      Your first thought when the light snaps on and the black wings
                   clatter about the kitchen       is a bat

      the clear part of  your mind considers rabies       the other part
                   does not consider       knows only to startle

      and cower away from the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Personally Engraved

      By Alice Fulton
      There are many opportunities here for unrequited friendship,
      the offer letter said. All you need is a chain saw and die grinder.

      In this spirit I force my eyes across your message,
      revisiting that due diligence tone you do so well.

      I’m searching for...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Ode to Browsing the Web

      By Marcus Wicker
      Two spiky-haired Russian cats hit kick flips
      on a vert ramp. The camera pans to another

      pocket of  the room where six kids rocking holey
      T-shirts etch aerosol lines on warehouse walls

      in words I cannot comprehend. All of this
      happening in a time...

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