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October 2023

Cover artist: Carlo Cadenas

By nature, we poets tend many unquenchable flames.

Kiki Petrosino
  • Patricia Spears Jones
  • CooXooEii Black
  • Kimiko Hahn
  • Ray González
  • Paul Guest
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine I Am Trying to Love the Whole World

      By Jenny Browne
      is such a public display of affection, a flex even,
      one the lone magpie staring back from the backside

      of a badly shorn sheep finds suspect. I flap my arms
      & blink three times. Bad luck to glimpse just one.

      Magpie being the only...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Sidewalk

      By Richard Siken

      I crawled to the front door and swung it open so the ambulance could find me. It seemed like a strange thing to do, since I hadn’t called for an ambulance, so I crawled to the end of the sidewalk...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Abuelo,

      By Gabriel Ramirez
      I couldn’t be who I am
      today if it wasn’t for you
      being dead. It was time
      for glitter, nail polish, and locs.
      Glitter in my nail polish.
      Glitter in my locs.
      You wouldn’t have
      loved me loving myself;
      my joy rendered
      Sucked teeth keeping me
      your grandson.
      My love for...

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