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From This Issue April 2018
  • poem
    By Solmaz Sharif

    To wave from the porch

  • poem
    By Terisa Siagatonu

    If  you open up any atlas

  • poem
    By Ellen Bass

    When my wife was breaking apart, my son was falling in love.


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From the Poetry Magazine Archive
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine ("Bad dreams/come often...")

      By Aram Saroyan

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts

      By Wallace Stevens
      The difficulty to think at the end of day,   
      When the shapeless shadow covers the sun   
      And nothing is left except light on your fur—

      There was the cat slopping its milk all day,   
      Fat cat, red tongue, green mind, white milk   
      And August the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hymn to Life

      By James Schuyler
      The wind rests its cheek upon the ground and feels the cool damp   
      And lifts its head with twigs and small dead blades of grass   
      Pressed into it as you might at the beach rise up and brush away   
      The sand. The day...


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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