Chris Hefner, "Untitled (for Angelique)," 2015

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    By Fabián Severo

    My mother spoke perfectly well, and I understood. Fabi andá faser los deber, and I’d do my chores. Fabi traseme meio litro...

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    By Ernst Jandl

       rilke’s separation the unusual rilke and the usual rilke are stuck in their sameness the unusual rilke and the usual rilke would have stayed together the...

  4. Featured poem
    By Tui Scanlan

    They look Like Big Strong hands Don’t they? But for some They are eerily reminiscent Of drunken stepfathers who didn’t listen Abusive lovers Who didn’t ask permission Of bullies Who...

  5. Featured poem
    By Francis Ponge

    The rain, in the backyard where I watch it fall, comes down at different 
rates. In the center a fine...

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Editors' Blog
By Meaghan Winston
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For our July/August 2016 playlist, we asked Meaghan Winston, the Poetry Foundation’s web analyst, 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 poems by Daniela Danz, translated by Monika Cassel; plus, an interview with Craig Santos Perez on Pacific Islander poetry, and poems by Teresia Teaiwa and Brandy Nālani McDougall.

Discussion Guide
Bodies (and Bawdiness) in the July/August 2016 Poetry


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