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    By Dilruba Ahmed

    So grateful the process is clean and faithful. Does not cheat like a disenchanted spouse dozing on a haggard couch. Take heart: the process...

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    By Gerard Malanga

            It will be a while before recollections in tranquility set in, as time in its adversary mode of darker days ticks...

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    By Rachel Blau DuPlessis

    Large green-tailed lizard, zucchini-mottled flicks and swirls. But, no! It’s not some random lizard: that’s the snake! A rill of water falling...

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    By Gerard Malanga

            Is she still Faith Franckenstein? Is she still the past somewhere between Frankfort, Kansas, and LA? Le Moulin du Soleil Ermenonville;...

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    By Max Ritvo

    His father told him never start writing or reading in the middle of a book. There’s a title, don’t go on without...

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Editors' Blog
By Raymond Antrobus
Friday, March 17, 2017

For our March 2017 playlist, we asked contributor Raymond Antrobus to curate a selection of music for us. You can read about his approach to creating the playlist...

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 Cortney Lamar Charleston's "Devotion ('I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord')" from the March 2017 issue of Poetry.

Discussion Guide
Poems of War in the March 2017 Poetry


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