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April 2019

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

  • Adonis
  • Ru Freeman
  • Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
  • Jane Yeh
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts
Cover of Poetry Magazine April 2019 Issue.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sestina in Prose

      By Katharine Coles
      It was like climbing a mountain to those of us who’d climbed one. To the others, it was like, I suppose, something else. In other words, we let everybody find her own figure of speech.

      Not that it—speech—lay thick on the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine “Un Tintero,” Inkwell

      By Desirée Alvarez
                    Anger is the other person inside
                                  mi garganta, my throat.


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Solitary Land

      By Adonis
      I inhabit these fugitive words,
      I live, my face my face’s lone companion,
      And my face is my path,

      In your name, my land
      That stands tall, enchanted and solitary;
      In your name, death, my friend.
       Translated from the Arabic

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