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December 2021

Cover artist: Haein Kim/Canvas

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

  • Kara Jackson
  • Novana Venerable
  • Paul Hlava Ceballos
  • Ugochukwu Okpara
  • Angelo Mao
Yellow, bubbly letters P O E T R Y on a pink, cloudy background. Orange butterflies fly around the letters.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Act I

      By Simon Shieh
                                                  on the bathroom tiles

    • poem
      By Camille Carter
      Make no bones about it—
                                 or better yet, make bones:
      sandborne, sun-bleached, bald-faced bones
      naked but for a Southwest sky.

      I began picking up bones

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “Hymn”

      By Taylor Johnson

      Song in secret, Song of  spite and
      spirit, Song in the temple, temple of Song
      and perpetual farewell. Sudden, O
      Song, fallen on me as a passing wind,
      naming as the wind names—absence, farewell.

      O Shadow Song, whose hill is green and leaving,
      right my walk...

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