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April 2022

Exophony; Cover Artist: Sonnenzimmer

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

  • Öykü Tekten
  • Somto Ihezue
  • Hiromitsu Koiso
  • Lehua M. Taitano
  • Ukata Edwardson
Handwritten P O E T R Y letters on colorful post-its.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Tablets VI

      By Dunya Mikhail

      When the sun is absent
      the flower misses her
      and when the absence grows long
      the flower looks inside herself
      for another light.


      My flower will not wither.
      It’s drawn in my notebook.


      I am the plural
      who walks to you
      as a singular one.


      Urgent artificial tears wanted
      for dry...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Ask That I Do Not Die

      By Ilya Kaminsky
      —but if I do
      I want an open coffin
      I am an American poet and therefore open
      for business

      Owls peck the windows of the 21st century
      as if looking for
      the board members
      of Exxon Mobil
      who who who who who

      my beloved nothings
      your seriousness
      will kill you!

      But before...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “North of the Earth”

      By Dong Li
      what was there to cover

      the face of the village littered with baskets of bronze shouldered by the young as they slowly trod along the new cement roads not a single child under the shade of a tree to wave their...

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