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June 2018

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

  • Heid E. Erdrich
  • Tacey M. Atsitty
  • Sy Hoahwah
  • Julian Talamantez Brolaski
  • Tanaya Winder
POETRY Magazine cover of June 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Apricot Lament

      By Tacey M. Atsitty
      Just when he thought to loom the backyard for bud &
      Just when he came to admire, or thought to dote over
      Already he rues stick-thin arms, whose petals brave the late
      Whose middles freeze; we’ve gone without
      All ramose till now, empty skirts...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Hillbilly Leviathan

      By Sy Hoahwah
      The Ozarks are where defeated assassins, the unholy,
      and monsters come to retire.
      The proper soil and crooked moonlight grow back
      the disemboweled, the decapitated,
      while we collect arrears in child support for our demi-god children.

      The procession of taillights lined deep down the logging...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Will

      By Trevino L. Brings Plenty
      Small red tin box sealed in shrink-wrap, cut open
      with pocketknife, pried apart, its goods aerate the
      office. I pluck white sliced chalky cylinders; let them
      simmer in my mouth. I exhale peppermint scent
      through my nose. Cut open the official letter. A map

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