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.
June 2013: “Your eyes aren’t eyes. They’re bees. / I can find no cure for their sting.” Our June is entirely devoted to landays—oral folk couplets that have been composed by and circulated among Afghan women for centuries. Gathered by poet and journalist Eliza Griswold, the poems are accompanied by notes on the couplets’ references, their history, and the women who delivered them. Griswold traveled to Afghanistan with award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, whose photographs appear with the poems in this issue.
This May 2013 issue features Kay Ryan, V. Penelope Pelizzon, and Marie Ponsot. Also: Simon Armitage, Rick Barot, Michelle Boisseau, Geoffrey Brock, David Caplan, Peter Cole, Jessica Greenbaum, Linda Gregerson, James Hoch, Derek Sheffield, Peter Spagnuolo, and A. E. Stallings.
This April 2013 issue features Jane Hirshfield, Lucie Brock-Broido, and Eavan Boland. Also included in this issue are Stephen Stepanchev, J. T. Barbarese, Marjorie Perloff, Adam Kirsch, Randall Mann, Sina Queyras, Michael Robbins, Dean Young, Michael Lista, Anna Maria Hong, Mary Moore Easter, Ange Mlinko, Gwyneth Lewis, Jamaal May, and Christina Pugh.
last updated 6/10/2013