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January 2018

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

  • W.S. Graham
  • Li-Young Lee
  • Wendy Xu
  • Joshua Bennett
  • Karen Solie
POETRY Magazine cover of January 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I am dark, I am forest

      By Jenn Givhan

      I carried a bowl of menudo into the forest / I carried my bisabuela’s tripas not daring ask whose intestines I carried / con cilantro y radish y cebolla chopped fine / I carried the sewing machine they’d chained her...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Horse Dies Once That Is a Lie

      By Rosebud Ben-Oni
      Somewhere in kentucky she went for kicks
      spiked polka-dot mint
      julep grade 1 stakes white-gloved
      clubhouse how-you-do-sees

      until all the horses broke their legs & for all the horses my ex

      joined the seine-et-oise
      thoroughbred liberation front & she

      crashed all the bentleys & it was I...

    • poem
      By Sheryl Luna
      Dazed with rambling gossip,
      their looming net of mistakes,

      their love of rumor, they all dream
      arousal. They are far from indifferent.

      Their language bellows need.

      A gull darts over and behind
      bare buildings, shaggy forests, mountains,
      city streets. Trees lose leaves, and one

      man insists the leaves...

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