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January 2023

Cover Artist: Kane One

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

  • Tishani Doshi
  • Sherwin Bitsui
  • Omotara James
  • Rick Barot
  • Megan Fernandes
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Stop & Look, Alicante

      By Layla Benitez-James
      Why is there (under this sea) always
      an other sea? Scrolling through miles
      of leopard-print bikinis, I wonder, could I go
      “all out”? Just imagine where my cleavage should peak,
      would peek from under—do I go for side or classic?
      Which stretch marks will I...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine “soy llaga abierta”

      By Beatriz Miralles de Imperial
      soy llaga abierta
      del lenguaje

      decir poco duele

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Unveiling

      By Sherwin Bitsui
      In this unveiling: a rain-stabbed
      blackbird’s obsidian sigh rises

      from meat-fragrant slits
      in our speech patterns,

      where a way of seeing home,
      smeared on walls with elbow blood,

      is also a way of nozzling
      bird caw to thieved land,

      or scissoring fog-lobed night
      into crescent moons,

      while a bell’s deoxygenated...

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