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March 2017

Shawna X, "Poached Paradise," 2015.

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

  • Richard Garcia
  • Fatimah Asghar
  • Gerard Malanga
  • Keith Wilson
  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Poetry Magazine cover for March 2017 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Capriccio of the Imaginary Prison

      By Richard Garcia
      The faded remains of ancient advertising — 
      captives on parade in native costume.
      Now the whangam, that imaginary animal
      led by Wharfinger, keeper of the wharf.
      And you, my puce, sitting between the paws
      of the mechanical lion, his brittle heart of glass.
      The regiments of holiday...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine If They Should Come for Us

      By Fatimah Asghar
      these are my people & I find
      them on the street & shadow
      through any wild all wild
      my people my people
      a dance of strangers in my blood
      the old woman’s sari dissolving to wind
      bindi a new moon on her forehead
      I claim her my...

    • poem
      By Cortney Lamar Charleston
      By way of my mother, the deacon with the slick gray hair and money
      clip in his pocket can claim a percentage of my body like tithe rights.
      And on this Sunday, as with every other Sunday, he is a slender
      ebony panel...

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