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January 2022

Cover artist: Haein Kim/Canvas

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

  • Marissa Davis
  • Kay Ulanday Barrett
  • Michael Dowdy
  • Christine Imperial
  • David A. Reyes
White cloud letters P O E T R Y on a blue background. Birds and people wearing yellow fly through them
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The People Leporidae

      By C. E. Janecek
      I vowed to give a rabbit religion, a weight to match
      her bulk in my prepubescent arms. Sunlight illuminating
      her ears like church windows: pink pulse, spider veins,
      the altar’s velvet. When you hold a rabbit like a child,
      her toes stretch to reveal...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine And Yet We Will

      By Nathalie Koble & Cole Swensen
      despite and still

      Sur une terrasse de bord de mer, été
      Lumière du matin. Vent insolite pour la saison
      Une femme, âges multiples, assise
      Quelqu’un surgit
      Syncopé. Deux en un. Elle lit
      Se lève. Fenêtre ouverte sur pin, sur palmier
      Se rassoit. Un rail de lumière. Un...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Personal History

      By Kareem Tayyar
      This was in the year when
      a ship took leave of the water
      & floated out across the clouds.

      When the clouds became
      the opened palms of the angels.

      The year when the angels strung
      their wings across the telephone lines
      like laundry drying in the sun.


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