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July/August 2015

Julie Murphy, "Undiscovered Creature Choreography #11," 2015

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

  • Amy Newman
  • Paul Batchelor
  • Anthony Madrid
  • derek beaulieu
  • Tavi Gevinson
Cover for Poetry Magazine, July/August 2015
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Howl

      By Amy Newman
      I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by wedding 
planners, dieting, in shapewear,
      dragging themselves in cute outfits through the freezer section for the semifreddo bender,
      blessed innovative cloister girl pin-ups burning to know the rabbi of electricity in poverty,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Discoverer’s Man

      By Paul Batchelor
      His handkerchief, a pin or coin he’d touched,
      a button from his shirt, a feather caught
      on his coattail — such tokens would fetch a price ...    
      Men came to shake his hand, or rub their warts
      upon his famous skin; young mothers held
      babies for...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine KERN 1

      By derek beaulieu

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