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From This Issue November 2020

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If all your friends read poetry, would you read it too? We think so, and here’s why.

From the Poetry Magazine Archive

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine House of Shadows. Home of Simile

      By Eavan Boland
      One afternoon of summer rain???
      my hand skimmed a shelf and I found???
      an old florin. Ireland, 1950.

      We say like or as and the world is???
      a fish minted in silver and alloy,

      an outing for all the children,???
      an evening...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Redbird Love

      By Joy Harjo
      We watched her grow up.
      She was the urgent chirper,
      Fledgling flier.
      And when spring rolled
      Out its green
      She’d grown
      Into the most noticeable
      Long-legged and just
      The right amount of blush
      Tipping her wings, crest
      And tail, and
      She knew it
      In the bird parade.
      We watched her strut.
      She owned her...

    • Prose from Poetry Magazine

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Imagining Freedom

      By Mariame Kaba

      Poetry as scream, balm, and tool.


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