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December 2022

Cover Artist: CHema Skandal!

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

  • Diamond Forde
  • Tacey M. Atsitty
  • Diana Solís
  • Alan Pelaez Lopez
  • Dorianne Laux
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Terms and Conditions

      By Cindy Juyoung Ok
      You call me ho; it’s short for home.
      A cockroach falls from a chandelier
      and my bodega loyalty fluctuates in
      pace with the funeral’s bloody nose.
      I’ve been eating trees my whole life,
      which usually made me more patient
      but more cruel; recently I stood on

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Lady Birds’ Evening Meetings

      By Tacey M. Atsitty
      Why am I here again with all of them flittering about? Just to be alone—
      It’s what I tell myself, that I too bear black spots on red skin,
      It’s how we scamper about before flowing off with our chiffon wings ready...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine the afterlife of illegality

      By Alan Pelaez Lopez
      i extend my right arm / hail a taxi / day after a soldier takes my passport /
      leave me in a locked room / alone / don't matter i have a letter / from the
      ministry of education / to be in the country / all that matter / is that / i'm
      dique / mexican / mexican / mexican

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