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October 2017

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

  • Jorie Graham
  • Harmony Holiday
  • Carl Phillips
  • Karen An-hwei Lee
  • Dean Young
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine As a child

      By Vidyan Ravinthiran
      because my voice was not the right voice
      and could not be understood I stood
      before the mirror — a murky glassen word
      this mouth can’t shape right to this day — and was made
      to watch my teeth and lips being imprecise.
      So this is why I come...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Stork

      By Hannah Lowe
      The stork arrived alone one day,
      beak sharpened like a bayonet.
      All the love you’ve had turned bad! he sang,
      eyes boring through the dingy nets.
      He hopped onto the patio.
      Good lord! Is this a rented flat?

                      Behind the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Prayer of Radiolucence

      By Karen An-hwei Lee
      After I turned forty, I received my first 42 millirem dose of X-rays.
      I heated the machine with my uncupped body, tabled my rib cage
      to cool shoulders dear as a beloved relative who could no longer see
      due to intraocular weather in...

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