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April 2021

Cover artist: Ana Juan

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

  • Xiao Yue Shan
  • Marlon Hacla
  • The Cyborg Jillian Weise
  • Vidhu Aggarwal
  • Kenyatta Rogers
The April 2021 cover of POETRY Magazine. The background color is white and the vertical texts spells POETRY in the drawings of flowers and insects.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine DMs with Corbett O’Toole

      By The Cyborg Jillian Weise
      Now that I’m out of the woods,
      now that I’m pursued
      by different wolves,

      now that there’s no question
      of my life which survived
      the woods and the fire,

      I reach out to Corbett O’Toole
      who front-lined with the best—
      rolled wheelchair and parked

      and made love and was...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Book of Books

      By Vidhu Aggarwal

      Father holds up a cloud, a glowing, seething archive, vibrating with code, a book with everything in it, and says beti: from this, you will translate our history.

      There is another me in a parallel universe lunging in warrior asana, with...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Gardening

      By Alyse Knorr

      Thriving roses at Chautauqua, wilting
      desert here. I am trying to live,
      trying to keep alive


      two dozen plants, one cat, one human.
      Grass pokes through the beds
      but nothing in the bald patches.


      All I remember of García Márquez
      is the woman flying away. O porch

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