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March 2019

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

  • Fatimah Asghar
  • Meena Alexander
  • Zeina Hashem Beck
  • Rocket Caleshu
  • Ray Gonzalez
Cover of Poetry Magazine March 2019 Issue.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Main Na Bhoolunga

      By Fatimah Asghar

      my father: sideburns down the length of his face my age now & ripe my age now & alive his husky voice’s crackle like the night’s wind through corn fields of bell-bottoms fields of pomade my mother’s overlarge sunglasses crowded...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Revenant

      By Meena Alexander
      This disease has come back
      With frills and furbelows.

      You must give your whole life to poetry
      Only a few survive if that—

      Poems I mean, paper crumpled
      Shades of another water—

      Far springs are what you long for,
      Listening for the slow drip of chemicals

      Through a...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Root

      By Annie Finch
      What happened when he grabbed me at the root?
      I stopped. It all stopped: spirals fought to win
      My spiral life (from an unspiraled root—

      From thick cigar stubbed in my young tongue’s root—
      (Heart beating uncle lifetimes through my skin)).
      What happened, when he...

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