Poetry


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Upbringing: Poetry by Kaitlyn O’Malley

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Moscow I was born in a city Built like its Russian nesting dolls, Increasing ten-fold in complexity, Every layer, at its core – Perplexity is the hallmark Of someone who breathes the Motherland. I was born with chai-laced blood And hair like borscht brewed fresh From babushka’s garden, Build sturdy like Taiga birch, Where forests…

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The ground is alive: Poetry by Brent Cronin

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I Haunt Nature   Hard white oak perfect for burning Thick branch snaps like a thigh Arrange the kindling just so Flames dull in the sunlight They won’t find me.   The ground is alive out here Finger trap squiggling worm Feel him slide down throat A man should eat when he can Especially when…

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Sun Gazing: Poetry by Greg Hill

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Summer’s Last   Her soft hand wound its way toward his back, tracing little swirls there. “It’s beautiful,”   she whispered gently into the cooler air. The sun’s top edge blinked above grassy dunes, and in a moment,   dissolved into the peach-hued sky. He breathed deeply, letting the flavor of salt pique a month…

Welcome to our collection of FORTH-curated verse. You may not realize it, but you've encountered poetry every day of your life. You read it in college, you hear it on the radio, you see it scrawled in alleyways, you feel it in the eyes of loved ones. FORTH is one of few digital magazines for the contemporary, future-wise poet. We’re not simply a poetry blog, but rather one of the best poetry magazines online, featuring beautiful, diverse work from all over the globe and curated right here in Los Angeles. At FORTH we also cover local poetry events, bringing you inside looks and interviews with today's burgeoning and established poets. Unlike many poetry journals, FORTH is open to verse of all styles and all themes. The one thing that all of our poetry magazine submissions have in common, however, is a contemporary voice that strikes the modern reader. You can torture yourself through a classical anthology or lose your mind on Twitter; or, you can look to FORTH for poetry that remixes classic themes for the 21st Century poetry fiend. If you've got the verse, we've got the platform. Submit to poetry@forthmagazine.com.

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