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March 2022

Cover artist: Sonnenzimmer

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

  • Asiya Wadud
  • Simone White
  • Aditi Machado
  • Melissa Sauma
  • Hannah Emerson
P O E T R Y letters mimic architecture and body parts on a swirling marble background.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Peripheral

      By Hannah Emerson
      Yes I prefer the peripheral
      because it limits the vision.

      It does focus my attention.
      Direct looking just is too

      much killing of the moment.
      Looking oblique littles

      the moment into many
      helpful moments.

      Moment moment moment
      moment keep in the moment.

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Mandible Wishbone Solvent

      By Asiya Wadud
      roped in incremental ghost tens
                    future tens  clairvoyant tens          home tens

      blue slips beneath the exposed wing
      tilt then seam then an angle spent all inside
      the distance between thumb and thimble and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Casual Chandeliers

      By Susan Finlay
      so understated he could be
      swedish or so sehr praktisch
      even deutsch with his grey haus­-
      schuhe in the door of a space
      safe with church tax rent control
      an automatic heating plan
      and cheap light softened by
      synthetic glass refracting
      the abyss of memory
      foam and cut-price bedding

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