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October 2019

Isa Beniston

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

  • Antonia Pozzi
  • Carl Phillips
  • Max Porter
  • Sy Hoahwah
  • Paul Tran
Cover of Poetry Magazine October 2019 Issue.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Jagged Winter Trail Designs

      By Sy Hoahwah

           The wagon and mule, Time and Eternity, stop to change places. Their lean and slope-back shadow, my reservation. The moon moves like infested flour. At the river, bloody victories meet bloody massacres. They tell each other about their...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Medusa with the Head of Perseus

      By torrin a. greathouse

      I do not want to speak about the beginning
                         of this story. Were my scalp a wreath or crown
      of mouths, still, I would not open.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Little Albert, 1920

      By Joyce Carol Oates
      I was Little Albert.
      Nine months old in the famous film.
      In a white cotton nightie, on a lab
      table sitting upright
      facing a camera.
      Remember me? Sure.
      You do.

      First, you saw that I was a “curious” baby.
      You saw that I blinked and stared
      with all the...

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