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April 2017

Victoria Martinez, "Nuestra Piel," 2016

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

  • Les Murray
  • Arthur Sze
  • S.J. Fowler
  • George Bowering
  • Sumita Chakraborty
Poetry Magazine cover for April 2017 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Invention of Pigs

      By Les Murray
      Come our one great bushfire
      pigs, sty-released, declined to quit
      their pavements of gravel and shit.
      Other beasts ran headlong, whipping

      off with genitals pinched high.
      Human mothers taught their infants creek-dipping.
      Fathers galloped, gale-blown blaze stripping
      grass at their heels and on by

      too swift to ignite...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Kintsugi

      By Arthur Sze
      He slips on ice near a mailbox — 

      no gemsbok leaps across the road — 

      a singer tapped an eagle feather on his shoulders — 

      women washed indigo-dyed yarn in this river, but today gallium and germanium particles are washed downstream — 

      once they dynamited dikes to slow...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Clothespins on the Line

      By Sawnie Morris
                                  look like birds. Scrawny
      winter   birds   balanced by   two   sarong


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