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May 2018

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

  • Bernadette Mayer
  • Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Eduardo C. Corral
  • Jenny Xie
  • D. A. Powell
From this Issue
    • poem
      By Hanif Abdurraqib

      Darlings, if your owners say you are / not usually like this / then I must take them / at their word / I am like you / not crazy about that which towers before me / particularly the buildings...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “R E D”

      By Chase Berggrun
      chapter viii



      Tired    I walk toward everything except fear

      over seaweed-covered rocks

      I think that someday some new women

      will be allowed to see each other happy

      happy more than usual

      I looked in all the other open rooms of my heart

      A vague fear obscured...

    • poem
      By Eduardo C. Corral
      Apá, dying is boring. To pass las horas,
      I carve
      our last name
      all over my body.
      I try to recall the taste of  Pablo’s sweat.
      Whiskey, no.
      Wet dirt, sí.
      I stuff  English
      into my mouth, spit out chingaderas.
      Have it your way.
      Home of the Whopper.
      Run
      for the border....

From the Editors of Poetry

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