Released quarterPC_POEM2ly, POEM is a 128 page printed magazine designed to fit in your pocket featuring the best poetry written in, and translated into, English. POEM also features select prose, interviews, book extracts and memoir from leading international authors. Edited by Fiona Sampson and published by the University of Roehampton, POEM is set to become the leading English-language poetry periodical that advocates international writing without barriers.

The University of Roehampton has agreed a new publishing partnership with the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, who will now publish Poem magazine. The journal enters its third volume in 2015 under the editorship of Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry, and Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre at the University of Roehampton.

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Excerpt - Issue #5 (Vol.2, no.1)

page 62 - 'Untitled' by Vera Polozkova


Who made us so heavy, even cry with something solid,

As if the guitar's entire fretboard's been locked in one chord

As if you have died on the way but carry on, carry on board,

Eyes open wide

The contacts became disconnected, and the prophetic fire,

Which was shining though blood, landscape, women and kids,

Decomposed to pixels, and numbers, and fractures, and splits,

But not rays

This pain is so old, it determines the hand, gaze and wrinkles,

Like mercury, ice-cold it finds its usual place near the kidneys,

And whoever is fretting, and trying, and running around is simply

As helpless as I am alone