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December 2019

Harrison Carter

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

  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Chase Berggrun
  • Cameron Awkward-Rich
  • Naomi Ayala
  • Franny Choi
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From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Book of Yeezus

      By Julian Randall
      An arrow does its own form of singing I like to believe
      this means nothing          is ever too far
      from the bird that it was   I tender the dark
      with a hum we cannot die in    a legion

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Glosa in Middle Age

      By Kathleen Ossip
      To have arrived here, weighed down with fistfuls
      of calendar entries, unsuitably
      boggle-eyed as if new—
      so these are mountains,
      there is horror, which is the subway line
      where I may lay down my creed
      and when will my breath stop
      acidulating like this?
      Exceed, said 27. In...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From "13th Balloon"

      By Mark Bibbins
      Not long ago the Pope decreed
      that unbaptized babies would
      no longer be banished to Limbo
      and that their little souls languishing
      there would be released
      Imagine them getting the papal memo
      and rising in unison   unsure
      of  where to go
      except up       twirling like colossal...

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