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April 2018

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

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  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Sherwin Bitsui
  • Ilya Kaminsky
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Paul Tran
POETRY Magazine cover of April 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Question

      By Ilya Kaminsky
      What is a man?
      A quiet between two bombardments.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Guadalajara

      By Javier Zamora

      We knew something was wrong when next to the TV, a large tomatillo plant was growing out the carpet. Everything there spoke, Table, Lamps    ...    

      In the living room, Coffee Table’s eyes glued to the TV: flags, drums, hands on the chest...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Master’s House

      By Solmaz Sharif
      To wave from the porch
      To let go of the grudge
      To disrobe
      To recall Ethel Rosenberg’s green polka-dotted dress
      To call your father and say I’d forgotten how nice everyone in these red states can be
      To hear him say Yes, long as you...

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