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September 2015

Clare Rojas, "Star Pattern," 2012

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

  • Patrick Cotter
  • Nick Laird
  • Dean Browne
  • Ailbhe Darcy
  • Cal Doyle
Cover for Poetry Magazine, September 2015
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Tabernacle

      By Dean Browne
      Castaways, we hit the forest — our camping stove
      turned low, I gripped my tent close for its trial
      in virgin attitudes of stiffness while
      lamps fluttered on the dark. My roof sank wave
      on wave accordion-like, the only sin
      we knew; and soon the Jameson appeared.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Glitch

      By Nick Laird
      More than ample a deadfall of one meter eighty to split
      my temple apart on the herringbone parquet and crash
      the operating system, tripping an automated shutdown

      in the casing and halting all external workings of the moist
      robot I inhabit at the moment:...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Ansel Adams’ Aspens

      By Ailbhe Darcy
      To tiny Ansel Adams, newly arrived on this earth,
      the sky must seem a miracle. I’d commit the scene
      to black and white if I could, the sky bright

      and bottomless, trees gnarled as the knees of elephants.
      Helpless in his Biltrite pram, Ansel...

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