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January 2020


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

  • Jenny Zhang
  • G. C. Waldrep
  • Lillian-Yvonne Bertram
  • Oliver Baez Bendorf
  • Emily Berry
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine All My Friends Are Finding New Beliefs

      By Christian Wiman
      All my friends are finding new beliefs.
      This one converts to Catholicism and this one to trees.
      In a highly literary and hitherto religiously-indifferent Jew
      God whomps on like a genetic generator.
      Paleo, Keto, Zone, South Beach, Bourbon.
      Exercise regimens so extreme she merges with...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine When It Arrived

      By C. L. O'Dell
      It was delivered to me in the snow.

      The kids were all sleeping
      in separate corners of the house
      like unfound crystals.

      I wiped the flakes off,
      holding what I thought could save me.
      My neighbors were afraid

      I was disappearing. The branches above
      trembled with hidden birds.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine My baby first birthday

      By Jenny Zhang
      my mother had two vaginas
      one to birth me and one to keep me
      inside the first one I had two names
      my given name and my other given name
      my twat had a name too
      it was forgotten because the climate changed
      the climate changed...

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