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About Poetry: The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.

Contact Information:

61 W. Superior St.

Chicago, Illinois  60654-5457

Phone: (312) 787-7070

Email: poetry@poetrymagazine.org

Web: www.poetrymagazine.org

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 6-8 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0032-2032 Issues per year: 11 Founded: 1912 Distributors: Ingram, Ubiquity Average pages: 70 Sample copy (postpaid): $5.50 Cover Price: $3.75 Subscription (Ind): $35 Subscription (Inst): $38

Publisher’s Description: We find great work before anyone else. Since its founding in 1912, Poetry has been famous for discovering poets very early in their careers. T. S. Eliot’s first publication, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” was in our pages, as were early poems of Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Anne Sexton, Seamus Heaney, and many, many others. Discovering new voices—voices that speak to this time, this moment—remains our primary commitment today. Though we regularly present new work by the most famous poets in America, over half of all our contributions are from poets appearing in the magazine for the first time. A subscription to Poetry will give you the most important voices in American poetry before they have become established figures. You’ll discover poems before they are “literature” and will have the chance to experience them outside of any classroom or anthology. When you subscribe to Poetry, you join a select but substantial group of readers in all fifty states and in forty-five countries around the world. No other literary magazine has a more devoted or discriminating audience.

Recent issues:

September 2014: New poems by John Ashbery, Henri Cole, Catherine Field, Sylvia Legris, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, John Koethe, francine j. harris, D. Nurkse, Alli Warren, Arthur Vogelsang, Robert Fernandez, Dana Levin, Susan Barba, Stephen Sandy, Amy Beeder, Kay Ryan, and Noah Warren; a special portfolio of notes and poems by Douglas Kearney in tribute to Terry Adkins; an essay by Lesley Wheeler on how “The Waste Land” sounds now.

July/August 2014: New poems by Dean Young, Philip Fried, D.A Powell, Traci Brimhall, Devin Johnston, Rosanna Warren, Amanda Calderon, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Rickey Laurentiis, Timothy Donnelly, and Alice Fulton; "The Day Lou Reed Set Me Free," with collages and reflection by Tony Fitzpatrick; a special "Local Colors" portfolio with poems and photographs by Elaine Equi; Dorothea Lasky on "What Is Color in Poetry, or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the World"; William Logan reviews new collections by August Kleinzahler and William Stafford.

June 2014: New poems by Harry Mathews, Les Murray, Dan Chelotti, April Bernard, Solmaz Sharif, Deborah Paredez, Nick Flynn, Stephen Sturgeon, Lisa Ampleman, Phillis Levin, John Gallaher, Bill Berkson, Jameson Fitzpatrick, TJ Jarrett; a special portfolio of new poems by 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize recipient Nathaniel Mackey; Ange Mlinko reviews The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov and Yasmine Shamma reviews Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems.


last updated 09/02/2014