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July/August 2019

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

  • Nabanita Kanungo
  • Keki Daruwalla
  • Rukmini Bhaya Nair
  • Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
  • Hoshang Merchant
Cover of Poetry Magazine July/August 2019 Issue.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Freedom

      By Nabanita Kanungo
      It would try to lisp a dumbness sometimes—
      the language of welts rising slowly on the panes,
      a cracked blur of riot-torn air,
      confused which year it was.

      The last time it made a sound was when
      it crinkled on its way into a bin,

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine What Lights Up...?

      By Keki Daruwalla
      what lights up
      the lightbulb filaments
      of your recall Old Man
      this streak of fire
      through the thin wire
      of memory and mind
      what line
      from which poet?

      the ibex looking down
      at our car from cliff
      the croc sunning corrugated hide
      on the banks of the Rapti
      as I cross the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Black Notes on Genre for My Beloved

      By Rukmini Bhaya Nair
      i poetry

      Pull down the crows from the sky
      Piya, summer’s blood is barely dry
      What is a poem if it cannot try
      To call you a ****ing ***** or die
      Whispering in your arms, this lie
      When Kabira met Keats, he said:
      Our poems make canopies...

From the Editors of Poetry
    • Prose from Poetry Magazine

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Give Me More Time

      By Christopher Spaide

      Brenda Shaughnessy’s The Octopus Museum, Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic, Jericho Brown’s The Tradition, and Paige Lewis’s Space Struck.

    • Discussion Guide

      Four poems in the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

    • Audio
      From The Poetry Magazine Podcast July 2019

      The editors discuss Cathy Song’s poem “This Wonderful Opportunity” from the July/August 2019 issue of Poetry.

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