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Beloit Poetry Journal
About Beloit Poetry Journal: For over 60 years, the Beloit Poetry Journal has been distinguished for the extraordinary range of its poetry and its discovery of strong new poets.
P.O. Box 151
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-0020
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 1 week-4 months Payment: copies Contests: no (see website for Chad Walsh Prize) ISSN: 0005-8661 Founded: 1950 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Media Solutions, Ubiquity Average pages: 48 Sample copy (postpaid): $5 Copy Price: $5 Subscription (Individuals): $18 Subscription (Libraries): $23
Publisher’s Description: For over sixty years of continuous publication, the Beloit Poetry Journal has published poetry that matters. We have been distinguished for the extraordinary range of our poetry and our discovery of strong new poets. Among those whose first or very early publication was in the BPJ are Galway Kinnell, W.S. Merwin, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Philip Levine, Charles Bukowski, Susan Stewart, Susan Tichy, and Sherman Alexie. More recently, work by Bei Dao, Lucille Clifton, Albert Goldbarth, and Sonya Sanchez has graced our pages alongside that of younger poets such as Michael Broek, Jessica Goodfellow, Garth Greenwell, Jenny Johnson, and Mary Molinary. We make the final selections for each issue by reading poems aloud to hear the music they make. A poem must speak for itself to make it into the BPJ.
Jeannine Hall Galey, writing for NewPages.com, says of us: “The Beloit Poetry Journal is one of the journals that poetry junkies in the know call a must-read because of the consistent quality of the poetry they publish . . . and the terrific reviews. There can be no ‘ho-hum’ response to this journal. . . . I thrill to the emotional zing and wit of every single poem."
Between the scrumptious covers of the Summer 2013 issue you’ll find poetry by Chase Berggrun, Mario Chard, Heather Dobbins, Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Katie Hartsock, zakia henderson-brown, Michael Jones, Éireann Lorsung, Maggie Schwed, Alpay Ulku, Kip Zegers, and others, plus Melissa Crowe’s review of recent books by Traci Brimhall and Cole Swenson.
The Spring 2013 issue consists of six long poems: by Bruce Bond, Margaree Little, Philip Metres, Dawn Potter, A. E. Stallings, and Susan Tichy. Formally inventive, wildly different in style and subject matter, they demonstrate an exciting range of possibilities for the contemporary long poem.
The Winter 2012/2013 issue includes poetry by Melissa Barrett, Nayelly Barrios, Chana Bloch, Jennifer Boyden, Sarah Browning, Eamon Grennan, John A. Nieves, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Simon Perchik, Brian Sneeden, G.C. Waldrep, Patrick Whitfill. Steve Wilson, Monica Zobel, and more, plus John Rosenwald’s review of The Best American Poetry 2012.
last updated 05/23/2013