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February 2022

Cover artist: Haein Kim/Canvas

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

  • Muna Abdulahi
  • Keith Donnell Jr.
  • Julia Wong Kcomt
  • Ninamarie Ochoa
  • Jeremy Michael Clark
People wearing light purple spell out P O E T R Y letters with their bodies on a lime green background.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Foaling Season

      By Ada Limón

      In the dew-saturated foot-high blades
                  of grass, we stand amongst a sea

      of foals, mare and foal, mare and foal,
                  all over the soft hillside there are twos,

      small duos ringing harmoniously...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Salvage

      By Hedgie Choi
      I have seen deer split open on the road and thought

      that’s exactly what

      soft and gentle


      Some things happened to me in my formative years that I don’t want to tell you about
      but some things happened to you too.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine ESL

      By Muna Abdulahi
      I watch her mouth move, and I stumble over
      the makings of her sound to get close to her.

      I’ve lost all my favorite tusbax and scarves
      in rooms half lit & full of vowels touching teeth.

      The twisting of the tongue means nothing...

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