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July/August 2016

Chris Hefner, "Untitled (for Angelique)," 2015

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

  • Daniela Danz
  • Francis Ponge
  • John Maucere
  • León Salvatierra
  • Noah Buchholz
POETRY Magazine cover for July/August 2016 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine We Are Alive. We Are for Everything

      By Daniela Danz
      How does beginning go how does
      remembering without forgetting go
      in front of me in the snow a man
      his back lonesome somber
      how does beginning go not remembering
      flashes of light that showed him images when he
      was a boy quick and blinding see the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Rain

      By Francis Ponge

      The rain, in the backyard where I watch it fall, comes down at different 
rates. In the center a fine discontinuous curtain — or network — falls implacably and yet gently in drops that are probably quite light; a strengthless sempiternal precipitation, an intense...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Friend

      By John Maucere

      The Friend wriggled out and stood, a smiling tree, his shimmering head turning left and right. A person came along and looked up and said, “Who are you?” The Friend said, “Come on, get a buzz. It’s awesome!” The person...

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