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November 2022

Cover Artist: Tré Seals

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

  • Will Alexander
  • Tina Chang
  • Raquel Salas Rivera
  • Wingston Gonzalez
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
From this Issue
    • poem
      By Troy Osaki
      On a motorcycle          moonstruck

      Standing at a table of mahjong tiles

      Around a pail of fish

      Midday           at the front door

      In a muddy alley wearing boxers

      In a field of summer abacá

      While sitting in a chair ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine C] o [urse Listing: More Than a Notion

      By Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

      What am I asking—: What is this flashing—: hesitation? It appears like the red light near an airport—: at intervals, flash. Flash and then it disappears. A little notion. Now it sits—: a tease. Now hovering, twinkles warning. Notion’s—: little...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine From “Sólo el ojo ve el azul”

      By Liliana Ponce
      [semilla en el paisaje]

      Semilla en el paisaje—
      ni siquiera lo cruel agrieta el espejo geométrico.

      Miramos lentamente las formas, figuras ahí aparecidas,
      y amanece y anochece—
      pero la pasividad, vidrio lunar,
      sólo separa lo horizontal del cielo.

      Luz ambigua late en los peces verdes,
      en las aguas...

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