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September 2016

Alexander Cohen, "Ashley Teamer," 2015.

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

  • Max Ritvo
  • Jacob Polley
  • Juan Herrera
  • Pascale Petit
  • Eduardo Corral
Poetry Magazine cover for September 2016 issue
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Big Loser

      By Max Ritvo
      The guardian angel sits in the tree
      above the black lip of street
      the man walks down.
      He calls the man Cargo.

      The angel sees a pinewood box in place of the man,
      and the street he walks is a boat,
      the hull like a coal...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The House that Jack Built

      By Jacob Polley
      the first trees were felled
      and sailed in, wrecked, then slept
      an age in the northern sun, blackening
      to iron                    were found by horsemen
      leading their horses and raised as
      cloud’s axles, rafters of night, a...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Mind Core

      By Juan Felipe Herrera
      It considers those men that ambled &
      Flushed their swords & cut off the neck
      Of the blue horses & scraped off death
      Dust from the carcass — rape of women
      Tresses in boilers — the tin-colored animals
      On the viridian grasses in particular the
      Howler Monkey let the word...

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