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February 2018

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

  • Robert Sullivan
  • Hera Lindsay Bird
  • Jenny Bornholdt
  • Bill Manhire
  • Anahera Gildea
POETRY Magazine cover of February 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bees, so many bees.

      By Anna Jackson
      After twenty years of marriage, we walked out
      of the bush and on to a rough dirt road
      we followed till we saw a pond
      we might be able to get to.
      The ground was boggy and buzzing.
      The pond was thick with weed
      and slime....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Gulls

      By Kate Camp
      In Homer, the gods
      take the place of consciousness.

      For me, it is birds.
      Gray gulls

      seen from above,
      a tan and white pigeon

      bringing amoral intelligence
      to the balcony wall.

      Geoff says they are really getting tough on birds
      in Brighton. Bringing in a bylaw.

      I remember his balcony

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Speaking Distance

      By Michele Leggott

      Who is speaking? Our correspondent on the hill above the river, making pictures for exhibition in other places. Each stroke of his pen ricochets across the valley. He sees what he wants to see. He does not hear what he...

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