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  1. Ashley Woo
    Featured poem
    By Max Ritvo

    After the cocoon I was in a human body instead of a butterfly’s. All along my back there was great pain — I groped...

  2. Keith Morris
  3. Jennifer Villanueva
    Featured poem
    By R.A. Villanueva

    The maggot dreams of the ear and the wound, that welcome dark between gauze and knee, cheek and skull, and any open moment...

  4. Featured poem
    By Ari Banias

    In a room more chicken coop than room, I rent a fan that feels on my face like sound. Low traffic from...

  5. Matt Valentine
    Featured poem
    By Stephen Dunn

    Anyone who begins a sentence with, “In all honesty ... ” is about to tell a lie. Anyone who says, “This...

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Editors' Blog
By Lindsay Garbutt
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the September 2016 issue share some books that held their interest....

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 new poems by Max Ritvo, Toi Derricotte, and Sylvia Legris; plus, an interview with Rachel Corbett about the relationship between Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin.

Discussion Guide
Betwixt and Between in the September 2016 Poetry


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