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December 2020

Cathie Bleck

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

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  • Tara Betts
  • Noor Hindi
  • Leila Chatti
  • Jordan Keller-Martinez
  • Talvikki Ansel
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Long Labors

      By Jane Wong

      My grandmother said it was going to be long—as long as you can hold your lineage—depending on how long you can hold your tongue—as long as your tongue can wrap around the pit—of some stolen stone fruit—as long as you...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Breaking [News]

      By Noor Hindi
      We’ll wake up, Sunday morning, and read the paper. Read each other. Become

      consumers

      of each other’s stories, a desperate reaching

      for another body’s warmth—its words buoying us through a world. We carry

      graveyards on our backs and I’m holding a lightning bug

      hostage in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The summer I lived as a wolf

      By Pippa Little
      I knew the names of stones at the river mouth,
      crossed giving thanks to their uneasy spirits.

      I heard killings in the shadows, knew to turn keen and quick,
      travel in the presence of  thunder, leave no scent or spoor behind.

      Preferring the high...

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