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November 2018

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

  • Lucia Perillo
  • torrin a. greathouse
  • Shane McCrae
  • Martín Espada
  • Natalie Shapero
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Say This

      By Lucia Perillo
      I live a small life, barely bigger than a speck,
      barely more than a blip on the radar sweep
      though it is not nothing, as the garter snake
      climbs the rock rose shrub and the squirrel creeps
      on bramble thorns. Not nothing to the...

    • poem
      By Tiana Clark
      I hustle
      upstream.
      I grasp.
      I grind.
      I control & panic. Poke
      balloons in my chest,
      always popping there,
      always my thoughts thump,
      thump. I snooze — wake & go
      boom. All day, like this I short
      my breath. I scroll & scroll.
      I see what you wrote — I like.
      I heart. My thumb, so...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine On Confinement

      By torrin a. greathouse
      I sit across the table from my partner
              in the atrium of the psychiatric holding facility

                      our hands churched into our laps. We are not allowed
      to touch. The air between...

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