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September 2017

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

  • Joy Harjo
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Cole Swensen
  • Dorothea Lasky
  • A.R. Ammons
Cover of Poetry Magazine, September 2017
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sankt Georg

      By Michael Hofmann
      Sankt Georg, what was it, questionable, doubtful, shady, twilit,
      a something area, something  Jan said, and he was born in Hamburg,
      and went to school here, so he would know.

      A little isthmus between the Alster with its freshwater sailors
      and the railway station,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Nocturne

      By Javier Zamora
                  Yes, your face like asphalt dust on my tongue
      whenever it rains. I’ll say it’s the last time I call,
                  tomorrow. In your arms it won’t be the same,
      each step farther from...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Gloves

      By Kaveh Akbar
      How long can you speak.
      Without inhaling. How long.
      Can you inhale without.
      Bursting apart. History is wagging.
      Its ass at us. Twirling in its silver.
      Cape. I want to kiss.
      Your scalp. I want you to kiss.
      My friends. Can you see the wet.
      Azalea quivering.
      On its...

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from an open map: the correspondence of robert duncan and charles olson