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November 2020

Assaf Evron

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

  • Lukas Bacho
  • Marilyn Chin
  • syan jay
  • Daniel Ruiz
  • Alison C. Rollins
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Quartet for the End of Time

      By Alison C. Rollins

      If you play me then you
      Play yourself.  That was
      All the dead needed
      To say. To get the better
      Of time, we got better
      With time. I left my body
      And took on the look
      Of a man. I made him
      An honest woman.
      A diagram of this

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine N’dee Biyati’ Abecedarian

      By syan jay
      as cousins surrounding my ankles. We turn,
      become sheep herded in ancestral forest while
      chasing each other, evolving shadow under
      ch’ígoná’áí as thunder rolls from sky’s hands
      downward, waiting to swallow precious
      dlǫ’dichiné into its bruising maw, way below—
      dził bitł’ááhgee. We agree our mouths into

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Excavation

      By Lukas Bacho
      One afternoon a wet half-moon
                   on the terrain below my lip:

      mouth-blades splitting flesh
                   to immortalize desire, sheets soiled

      after the digging. I never knew
                   ink could...

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