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    July/August 2020

    Julie Murphy

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

    • Barbara Tran
    • Edwin Morgan
    • Carl Phillips
    • Laura Kolbe
    • Eduardo C. Corral
    From this Issue
      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine Optimism

        By Danielle Chapman
        I made a fascinating box. Then I broke
        some boxes down. I smashed them
        into boxed juice. Then I pulled over at the Ocean
        Hall to see what monster might rise up within

        its watery walls. Of course, it would be
        the sea dragon oscillating...

      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine Archery

        By Carl Phillips
        ? ? ? ? ? ?was still a thing, then. To have timed your arrow
        perfectly meant watching the air for a moment
        seem stitched throughout with a kind of
        timelessness. To have straddled at last, correctly,
        the storm of falling in love (and...

      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine Poet Wrestling with Blood Falling Silent

        By Rosebud Ben-Oni
        You could vanish
        & Aba says: Yes

        time to leave. Rarely now does he cant
        & don tefillin. No temple to dovetail

        in an emergency—& still both believe
        the same reveal. Mama cursing the cures

        that never stick, not
        unlike magician’s

        wax. It’s how a single disease communicates

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