Poetry :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Poetry: The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.
61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, Illinois 60654-5457
Phone: (312) 787-7070
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.
Poetry is full of characters this month: Amy Winehouse, Steve Jobs, Roy Halston, Wahoo McDaniel, Kronos, and Saul Bass, just to name a few. Pick up a copy of the December 2013 issue to read new poems by Rae Armantrout, Louise Glück, Douglas Kearney, Patricia Lockwood, Tomás Q. Morín, Eileen Myles, Emilia Phillips, and others. We also have essays by Merrill Gilfillan on “alfresco” writing, Marianne Boruch on melodrama, and Alfred Corn on May Swenson’s Collected Poems.
November 2013: New poems by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tiffany Higgins, Daniel Tiffany, Dilruba Ahmed, Wong May, Szilard Borbely, Todd Boss, and Fady Joudah; a portfolio of work from the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellows: Hannah Sanghee Park, Matthew Nienow, Phillip B. Williams, Natalie Shapero, and Harmony Holiday; facsimiles of Emily Dickinson’s envelope poems, introduced by Jen Bervin; Tom Sleigh on writing about war and the poetry of David Jones.
October 2013: New poems by Craig Arnold, Alice Fulton, Marcus Wicker, Paisley Rekdal, Heather Christle, Zack Strait, Nate Marshall, Tom Pickard, Hannah Gamble, Lucie Brock-Broido, CA Conrad, Mark Bibbins, and Diana Khoi Nguyen; four poems by Pierre Reverdy, translated by Lydia Davis; a portfolio of letters by Robert Creeley, with introduction by Rod Smith; Peter Quartermain on reading difficult poems; Christina Davis reviews Mary Ruefle’s Trances of the Blast; and an editorial by Don Share.
last updated 12/09/2013