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From This Issue February 2023

Digital Features from Poetry

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By The Editors, Adrian Matejka & Robert Eric Shoemaker

An Anniversary Collection

From the Poetry Magazine Archive

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Quartet for the End of Time

      By Alison C. Rollins

      If you play me then you
      Play yourself.  That was
      All the dead needed
      To say. To get the better
      Of time, we got better
      With time. I left my body
      And took on the look
      Of a man. I made him
      An honest woman.
      A diagram of this

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Revenger’s Tragedy

      By Jane Yeh
      You don’t return my calls. In a month of missing days
      Everything thwarts me, even the curls of my hair freeze;

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Empty Dwelling Places

      By Kenneth Patchen
      Forever the little thud of names, falling,
      Disappearing, baying at the moon for the last time––
      Quiet obscure little names, leaving no trace
      But the ash-frecked aroma of stale fragmentary careers


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Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. More History