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SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review)
About SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review): Contemporary poetry in English from the U.S. and around the world in English translation.
Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor
4241 Publications Unit
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790-4241
Phone: (309) 438-7986
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes Postal submissions: yes Reading period: 9/15-2/15 Response time: 2-5 months Payment: copies and year’s subscription Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0738-8993 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ubiquity and Ingram Average pages: 128 Single copy: $10 Subscription (Ind): $18/year, $30/2 years Subscription (Inst): $20
Publisher’s Description: SRPR celebrates a poetics of emplacement: writing that reveals the borders of our comfort zones as sites of connection rather than irreconcilable difference. In this spirit, each issue of SRPR features a poet with an Illinois connection as well as a variety of poems that often experiment with and sometimes cut the moorings by which we feel tethered to the known. Additional highlights include “The SRPR Interview,” an in-depth conversation with our featured poet, as well as “The SRPR Review Essay,” a long article by an established poet-critic on new books of poetry and relevant conversations in contemporary poetics.
Recent and forthcoming issues feature poems by Laynie Browne, Jack Collom, Joshua Corey, Joanne Diaz, Ewa Chrusciel, Arielle Greenberg, Linda Gregerson, Gabriel Gudding, Edward Hirsch, Allison Joseph, Joanne Kyger, James Longenbach, Jamaal May, Shane McCrae, Hoa Nguyen, Danielle Pafunda, Kristin Prevallet, Andrew Schelling, Jonathan Skinner, Jean Valentine, Rachel Zucker, and many more.
The Summer 2013 issue of Spoon River Poetry Review features work by Rusty Morrison, Gywnn O’Gara, Bradford Tice, Tamiko Beyer, Lyn Lifshin, Michael Burkard, Virginia Bell, Eva Hooker, Daniell Pafunda, Krystyna Lenkowska translated by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough and Teresa Cader, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Melissa Holmes, Allison Joseph, Julie Marie Wade, Ann Minoff, Francisco de Oraa translated by Patricia Davis, Kevin Craft, Emma King, dg nanou okpik, Zack Finch, and more.
The 37.2, Winter 2012 issue highlights this year’s Editors’ Prize winners, chosen by David Baker. You'll find new poems by our featured poet, Linda Gregerson, followed by a whip-smart SRPR Interview with Gregerson by Joanne Diaz. Don’t miss the savvy SRPR Review Essay by Joyelle McSweeney on violence in contemporary US poetry and her discussion of new books by Richard Greenfield, Ben Kopel, and Khadijah Queen. Other contributors include Bill Stobb, Gabriel Gudding, Jack Collum, Laynie Browne, Ewa Chrusciel, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Jonathan Skinner, Jennifer Militello, and Adrian Matejka, among many others. Cover art by Jason Reblando wraps up this fabulous issue!
The 37.1, Winter/Spring 2012 issue of SRPR is chock-full of great poetry by the likes of Jean Valentine, Hoa Nguyen, Shane McCrae, Joanne Kyger, Norman Fischer, Rachel Zucker, and Jeff Friedman, among many others. Check out a chunk of wild new poems by our featured poet, Joshua Corey, as well as a substantial interview with Corey. In the SRPR Review Essay, Becca Klaver offers an incisive tour of “performatic” poetics while discussing new books by Kaia Sand, Cecilia Vicuna, and Anne Carson. Cover art by the fabulous installation artist Carol Emmons completes the issue.
last updated 06/24/2013