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November 2017

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

  • Shane McCrae
  • Fatimah Asghar
  • Franny Choi
  • Rae Armantrout
  • Cortney Lamar Charleston
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sunshower

      By Natalie Shapero
      Some people say the devil is beating
      his wife. Some people say the devil
      is pawing his wife. Some people say
      the devil is doubling down on an overall
      attitude of entitlement toward
      the body of his wife. Some people
      say the devil won’t need to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Perihelion: A History of Touch

      By Franny Choi

      wolf moon

      No moon in sight, so I howled at the exit sign instead. Red runes, electric. Telling an old story of escape, of wind, a wide cold. A distant car alarm. Otherwise: the dark, and our bodies, two strange women...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A World of Daughters

      By Yusef Komunyakaa
      Say licked clean at birth. Say
        weeping in the tall grass, where
          this tantalizing song begins,
        birds perched on a crooked branch
      over a grave of an unending trek
        into the valley of cooling waters.
          The soil’s thirst, lessons...

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