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The American Poetry Review

About The American Poetry Review: The widest range of distinguished poets, exciting new writers, controversial reviews, essays, columns, and interviews.

Contact Information:

The University of the Arts

Hamilton #313

320 S. Broad St.

Philadelphia, PA  19102-4901

Phone: (215) 717-6801

Email: dbonanno[at]aprweb[dot]org


Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 6 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) Average pages: 48 Sample copy (postpaid): $4.50 U.S.A.; $5.50 Canada; $10 International ISSN: 0360-3709 Founded: 1972 Issues per year: 6 Distributors: Ingram, Ubiquity, Media Solutions Copy Price: $4.50 U.S.A.; $5.50 Canada Subscription: $25/year U.S.A.; $34/year International

Publisher’s Description: The American Poetry Review is unique in American publishing. With eclectic editing, a newsprint/tabloid format, and a circulation of 10,000, APR reaches a worldwide audience six times a year with some of the very best of contemporary poetry, essays, interviews, columns, and translations. Over the past 41 years, APR has helped to make poetry a more public art form without compromising the art of poetry.

Authors featured in recent issues include Kazim Ali, Robin Becker, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Tony Hoagland, Claudia Keelan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dana Levin, Tom Lux, W.S. Merwin, Sharon Olds, Robert Pinsky, Gerald Stern.

"The American Poetry Review began a revolution in poetry comparable only to that begun by Harriet Monroe's Poetry in 1912. Sharing the vision of Walt Whitman, it has brought the spirit of excellence and democracy to poetry, through the directness of a tabloid newspaper, to the largest poetry audience ever gathered in America."
—Patricia Willis, Rosenbach Museum & Library

Recent issues:

The March/April 2014 issue features Mihaela Moscaliuc (Radioactive Wolves: A Retelling & Other Poems), Yusef Komunyakka (The Land of Cockaigne & Other Poems), Arielle Greenberg (Strange Tongues), Laurence Lieberman (On Dickey's "Sleepers"), Martha Collins (On Racialized Experience), Tony Hoagland (Toward a Postmodern Humanisn), Stanley Moss (Pax Poetica & Other Poems), and poems by James Baldwin, Abigail Cloud, and Dana Levin Sparrow.

The January/February 2014 issue of American Poetry Review features 10 new poems by William Kistler, Robert Pinsky on revision, an interview with Frank X. Gaspar by Ellen Bass, Stephen Burt on similie, plus poetry by Tarfia Faizullah, Matthew Lippman, Jason Chneiderman, Ed Skoog, and Michael Waters.

The November/December issue featuresd new poems by Sebastian Agudelo, Stephen Dobyns, Kimiko Hahn, Maria Hummel, C. Dale Young, and Dean Young; a conversation with Philip Levine, and much more.


last updated 4/07/2014