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March 2018

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

  • Carla Panciera
  • Eileen Myles
  • Martín Espada
  • Kaveh Akbar
  • Danez Smith
POETRY Magazine cover of March 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Someone Asks Me to Consider Time

      By Carla Panciera
      Kant says time is neither event nor thing.

      Well, I think. That’s that.

      But then Teresa calls.
      She’s found my old letters.
      There are dead dogs in them, old boyfriends;
      the miscarriage is happening
      (has happened)
      and I have to catch a plane.
      The plane has    ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Morning Prayer with Rat King

      By Kaveh Akbar
      gravity accounts for the distance between weight
      and mass it can also mean alarming importance      human
      bones are so full of gravity it’s hard for us to
      swim I lost my glasses chasing a branch in the ocean
      which is far too...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine how many of us have them?

      By Danez Smith
      friends! if i may interrupt right quick

      i know y’all working, busy smoking & busy
      trying not to smoke, busy with the kids & moms

      & busy with alone, but i have just seen
      two boys — yes, black — on bikes — also — summer children
      basketball shorts & they outside shoes,...

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