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  1. Hollis Rafkin
    Featured poem
    By Sam Sax

    is a woman burying bread beneath her lawn. praying for summer to make whole loaves break in their plastic shells through dirt like so many hands. worry is...

  2. Featured poem
    By Marion McCready

    prologue With a sharp comb dipped in ink I’ve tattooed my life story all over my body. I’ve tattooed the footprints...

  3. Featured poem
    By John Hodgen

    My brother is dying and I am not. I drag him behind me like a spiritless balloon, like the first robot, like...

  4. Featured poem
    By Alison C. Rollins

    We is gator teeth hanging from the rear- view mirror as sickle cells suckle at Big Momma’s teats. We is dragonfly choppers hovering...

  5. Jacob Kennard

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Editors' Blog
By Micah Jefferson
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

For our June 2016 playlist, we asked Micah Jefferson, the Poetry Foundation’s web producer, to read through the issue and curate a selection of music...

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.

The editors discuss new poems by Peter Gizzi, Alice Oswald, Rodney Koeneke, and Laura Mullen.

Discussion Guide
Manuals to the manual in the June 2016 Poetry


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