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May 2019

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

  • Shane McCrae
  • Ariana Reines
  • Philip Metres
  • Catherine Wagner
  • T.J. Jarrett
Cover of Poetry Magazine May 2019 Issue.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “The city has sex with everything”

      By Catherine Wagner
      the city has sex with megan

       when the air shaped like the inverse of Megan
      accepts Megan as she moves.

          If Megan is a system of exchange
      that floats her labor and her point

        of view in vapor/liquid soup
      passàging through her valves


    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Marcus Aurelius

      By Bianca Stone
      Sometimes I wake up in the night
      with a terrible headache, my mouth
      blackened; a ghost looking for valuables
      in the debris, I turn on a battery-powered
      light, clipped to a book, I write things down
      in the spirit of Marcus Aurelius
      who said the finest...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Apostrophe

      By Martha Serpas
      See, now You are finally offstage where we can talk.

      I can’t see through the drapes and pulleys, it’s too dark
      for me to turn them into moss and oaks, too dark

      for me to blink wooden risers into a bayou beautiful
      in near...

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