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October 2022

Cover Artist: Isip Xin

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

  • Ladan Osman
  • Edgar Kunz
  • Myronn Hardy
  • Winniebell Xinyu Zong
  • Carolyn Marie Rodgers
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Rented Boy

      By Yusef Komunyakaa
      Daddy’s blue-gray Chevy pickup
          bumped along the hard gravel road
              forking deeper into pines & oaks,

      & then my boyish eyes ran up to the
          flickering wick of a kerosene lamp
              in the...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Untitled #9, 1995

      By Victoria Chang

      Agnes only had nine years to live. The angels must have begun to hover around her canvas like monkeys. This canvas has nine white thin strips between the red and blue ones. I’ve spent my life thinking about the blue...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Birthday in Palm Springs

      By Alex Dimitrov
      The winds made me crazy.
      At King’s Highway diner
      I did tarot for the waitress
      and she drew a heart on my bill.
      Every day I watched a boy
      play dead in the pool.
      His friends laughed at him
      from their beach chairs.
      “I won,” he’d yell.
      “I beat...

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