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From This Issue January/February 2024
  • poem
    By Ruth Awad

    Days of rain. The drey outside my window would keel and the wind would plunder. My heart was valent with possibility:

  • poem
    By D. A. Powell

    Said my illness I’m tired of being serious all the time I don’t

  • poem
    By Pamilerin Jacob

    Neither milkweed nor rose-apple in Schenck’s Anguish,

Each of us comes from somewhere with blossoms.

— Victoria Chang

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From the Poetry Magazine Archive

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Instant before Sleep

      By May Miller
      A golden wheel
      Pivoted to the core of consciousness;
      And I the potter before a plastic mass
      That swells beyond the hand

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Reading Celan in a Subway Station

      By Carolina Ebeid
      I can’t say whether the other commuters stand arrested
              by this music––the accordion player
      near the vendor’s hutch––but it comes toward me, world–
              sorrow drafting through the hyaline

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Of Light

      By Agha Shahid Ali
      At dawn you leave. The river wears its skin of light.
      And I trace love’s loss to the origin of light.

      “I swallow down the goodbyes I won’t get to use.”
      At grief’s speed she waves from palanquin of light.


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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