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    December 2020

    Cathie Bleck

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

    • Tara Betts
    • Noor Hindi
    • Leila Chatti
    • Jordan Keller-Martinez
    • Tongo Eisen-Martin
    From this Issue
      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Long Labors

        By Jane Wong

        My grandmother said it was going to be long—as long as you can hold your lineage—depending on how long you can hold your tongue—as long as your tongue can wrap around the pit—of some stolen stone fruit—as long as you...

      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine Breaking [News]

        By Noor Hindi
        We’ll wake up, Sunday morning, and read the paper. Read each other. Become


        of each other’s stories, a desperate reaching

        for another body’s warmth—its words buoying us through a world. We carry

        graveyards on our backs and I’m holding a lightning bug

        hostage in...

      • poem

        Appeared in Poetry Magazine The summer I lived as a wolf

        By Pippa Little
        I knew the names of stones at the river mouth,
        crossed giving thanks to their uneasy spirits.

        I heard killings in the shadows, knew to turn keen and quick,
        travel in the presence of ?thunder, leave no scent or spoor behind.

        Preferring the high...

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