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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



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 September/October issue of American Poetry Review features Dorothea Lasky (Rome & Wild), Jason Schneiderman (The Loved One Always Leaves: On Agha Shahid Ali & James Merrill), Fred Brandfon (Peter Seeger—The History Boy), with poetry by Jabari Asim, Joanne Dominique Dwyer, Lee Ann Ropripaugh, and Sandra Simonds.

The July/August 2014 issue features Lucia Perillo (The Great Wave & Other Poems) who is interviewed by Lesley Valdes, plus W. S. Merwin (Loss & Other Poems), Arielle Greenberg (That Greeny Power: On Ecopoetics), Bhisham Bherwani (On Seshadri's 3 Sections), Laurence Lieberman (Two Wright Love Poems), Mira Rosenthal (Writing is Translation is Writing), and more.

The May/June 2014 issue features Nick Flynn (AK-47 & Other Poems), Doreen Gildroy (Labyrinth on My Table), Greg Warren (The 23rd-Century Nature Poem), Alicia Ostriker (Gerald Stern as Jewish Poet & Tragic Comedian), and Dick Allen (from the Zen of Master Poems). Also included is work by Hannah Fries, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Katrina Vandenberg.


last updated 9/3/2014