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July/August 2020

Julie Murphy

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

  • Patricia Liu
  • Edwin Morgan
  • Carl Phillips
  • Laura Kolbe
  • Eduardo C. Corral
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Optimism

      By Danielle Chapman
      I made a fascinating box. Then I broke
      some boxes down. I smashed them
      into boxed juice. Then I pulled over at the Ocean
      Hall to see what monster might rise up within

      its watery walls. Of course, it would be
      the sea dragon oscillating...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Archery

      By Carl Phillips
                 was still a thing, then. To have timed your arrow
      perfectly meant watching the air for a moment
      seem stitched throughout with a kind of
      timelessness. To have straddled at last, correctly,
      the storm of falling in love (and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Poet Wrestling with Blood Falling Silent

      By Rosebud Ben-Oni
      You could vanish
      & Aba says: Yes

      time to leave. Rarely now does he cant
      & don tefillin. No temple to dovetail

      in an emergency—& still both believe
      the same reveal. Mama cursing the cures

      that never stick, not
      unlike magician’s

      wax. It’s how a single disease communicates

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