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May 2022

Make It Old; Cover Artist: Sonnenzimmer

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

  • Samson Allal
  • Chelsea T. Hicks
  • Bethany Handley
  • Chase Berggrun
  • Edgar Garcia
Stone pillars in a green field. Their shadows spelling POETRY. A tourist waves and takes a selfie.
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine A Hymn to Ra

      By Unknown
      Accept me, Ra, before you go,
      before I go,
      I pray ... 

      Do polychromatic dawn threads
      coat you,
      like the tiny coruscating disks
      sewn into a sequin dress?

      Bring me to the breast of the night,
      let me suckle stars,
      cuddle obsidian cosmos ancestors ... 

      They honor you, Ra,
      like I do.
      We sing...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine dachte er, es war kein

      By Kristen Renee Miller
      daughter, it’s working
      it was your little midsummer
      your misbegotten wander
      now all but empty
      now all unpacked—
      your little collection of
      too far in

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Jiangnan Song

      By Zhang Xun
      Do not return to the king for some days; sunflowers and wild grains will serve the people. Store your money in your belt; the autumn winds stir your silks.

      Colorful hibisci are boundless; the red quilts fold over the cold waves....

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