Poetry

Welcome to Forth’s Poetry section. Positioned as its own online poetry magazine, this area of Forth presents a variety of unique, exclusively published pieces of poetry writing by established and up-and-coming poets.  Enjoy FORTH’s digital poetry journal!


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Untitled: Poetry by Simon Perchik

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You listen the way this stone senses when its prey no longer has a pulse and swallows it whole though your ears work like that widen for the embrace and quiet that afternoon still wandering the Earth as rain and those pebbles a child finds on the beach –one by one tossed at the sun…

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Version2: Poetry by Michael Lee Johnson

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Michelangelo delirious, painting that face of Jesus I walk in a mastery of this night and light my money changers walk behind me they’re fools like clowns in a shadow of sin, they’re busy as bees as drunken lovers, Sodom and Gomorrah before this salt pillar falls Rain He drove off the road edge. He…

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Embouchure: Poetry by Alina Stefanescu

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Embouchure is the techne through which he tamed me he lit a cigarette looked away my eyes listened to the dream I stood inside the mouth of a doorway felt the ribbed frisk, perfect fit of his lipping to an instrument he played well when the hem of my dress became a smoke ring rising…

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Dating Destiny: Poetry by Ivan Jenson

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I knew as soon as we met that you were inconsequential to my sustenance and existentially irrelevant to my existence and yet talking with you over burgers made me think of the murmurs of monks and the untouched buns of nuns oops maybe I should not have said such a thing but our conversation was…

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Remember & Feel It: Poetry by John Valentine

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Remember how you used to catch a fastball right in the sweet   spot. That pure, whip-crack sound going home. Or maybe those   small birds swept in the eye of a hurricane, riding sunshine and   stillness in the carnage. Right place, right time. The absolute focal   point, like nirvana, a first kiss,…

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 online poetry magazines for the contemporary, future-wise poet. We’re not simply a poetry journal or blog, but rather one of the best poetry magazines online, featuring beautiful, diverse poems 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 online 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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