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January 2017

Armando Veve, "Fly Ampersand," 2012

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

  • Sheryl Luna
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Carl Phillips
  • Tommy Pico
  • Caroline Bird
Poetry Magazine cover for January 2017 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Vocation

      By Sheryl Luna
      Lit with strange carpentry magic — 
      they build time-shares in her head. They carve
      names deep in wood, erect beams of metal to hold up
      the invincible defense of a bad history. They mourn
      what’s subjective. They are shutters closed.
      Sometimes I imagine such men in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Wheel of Fire

      By Ishion Hutchinson
      They flared on the sea green
      of the Subaru that seemed netted
      under the unleafing maple,

      a limestone moulage cut
      from a quarry and cast
      in immemorial arrest behind

      Pete’s Absolute Asphalt truck,
      throttling still when I alighted
      and said, besides, in Aleppo once —

      to nothing but the wind

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Monomoy

      By Carl Phillips
      Somewhere, people must still do things like fetch
      water from wells in buckets, then pour it out
      for those animals that, long domesticated, would
      likely perish before figuring out how to get
      for themselves. That dog, for example, whose
      refusal to leave my side I...

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