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May 2018

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

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  • Bernadette Mayer
  • Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Eduardo C. Corral
  • Jenny Xie
  • D. A. Powell
POETRY Magazine cover of May 2018 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “R E D”

      By Chase Berggrun
      chapter viii

      Tired    I walk toward everything except fear

      over seaweed-covered rocks

      I think that someday some new women

      will be allowed to see each other happy

      happy more than usual

      I looked in all the other open rooms of my heart

      A vague fear obscured...

    • poem
      By Eduardo C. Corral
      Apá, dying is boring. To pass las horas,
      I carve
      our last name
      all over my body.
      I try to recall the taste of  Pablo’s sweat.
      Whiskey, no.
      Wet dirt, sí.
      I stuff  English
      into my mouth, spit out chingaderas.
      Have it your way.
      Home of the Whopper.
      for the border....

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Move through London Like a Hotep

      By Raymond Antrobus

      What you need will come to you at the right time says the tarot card I overturned at my friend Nathalie’s house one evening. I was wondering if she said something worth hearing, What? I’m looking at her face, trying...

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visual poems
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