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March 2016

Jeff Zimmermann, "Love Knot," 2015

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

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  • Carl Phillips
  • Gretchen Marquette
  • Denise Bergman
  • Dante Micheaux
  • CAConrad
March 2016 cover of poetry magazine
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Stray

      By Carl Phillips
      When he speaks of deserved and undeserved as more
      than terms — how they can matter, suddenly — I can tell
      he believes it. Sometimes a thing can seem star-like
      when it’s just a star, stripped of whatever small form of joy
      likeness equals. Sometimes the thought that...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Painted Turtle

      By Gretchen Marquette
      Summer road the ring around the lake, we drove mostly in silence.

      Why aren’t I your wife?

      You swerved around a turtle sunning itself.

      I wanted to go back. To hold the hot disc of it and place it in the grass.

      We were...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Terrarium

      By Denise Bergman

      a netless somersault, the trapeze swing disappears in disheveled clouds among cumulus sheep, birds, rowboat
      the feather on the Joseph Cornell narrow shelf, unruffled as the one we pocketed from the grass in a nearby park to share week by week...

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