PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
Digital Access to PN Review
Access the latest issues, plus back issues of PN Review with Exact Editions For PN Review subscribers: access the PN Review digital archive via the Exact Editions app Exactly or the Exact Editions website, you will first need to know your PN Review ID number. read more
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing ‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing
(PN Review 236)
Jamie OsbornIn conversation with Sasha Dugdale
(PN Review 240)
Alejandro Fernandez-OsorioPomace (trans. James Womack)
(PN Review 236)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Oxford University Press
Gratis Ad 1
Next Issue Kei Miller on poetry and volume control Parwana Fayyaz's Afghan poems Gabriel Josipovici bids farewell to Aharon Appelfeld Craig Raine plants a flag A.R. Ammons from two angles

This poem is taken from PN Review 29, Volume 9 Number 3, January - February 1983.

Eleven Poems Michael Cullup

EXORCISM

In this brick bunker, black and wet,
I stab you
And shall hang for it.
Drop, drop
To the roar of coals,
Drowned in the worst of devil-holes.
I care less for your black sprite:
I swing at ease, up there, tonight.

PLAIN COUNTRY

Lean trees, quietly sane,
Stand against the sky;
No creature breaks from cover,
No excess feeds the eye.
What plain country is this?
No wind for animation;
Every vegetable thing
Established in its station;
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image