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From the current issue of Poetry

From this issue September 2017
  • poem
    By Javier Zamora

    Yes, your face like asphalt dust on my tongue

  • poem
    By Dorothea Lasky

    I saw him

  • poem
    By Alison C. Rollins

    After a Nick Cave “Soundsuit” made from buttons and found vintage

From the Poetry Magazine Archive
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

      By John Ashbery

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Pearl-Miners

      By Muriel Spark

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Gulf, 1987

      By Deborah Paredez
      The day upturned, flooded with sunlight, not
      a single cloud. I squint into the glare,
      cautious even then of bright emptiness.
      We sit under shade, Tía Lucia
      showing me how white folks dine, the high life.
      I am about to try my first oyster,
      Tía spending...


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Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. More History