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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.

Contact Information:

Editor: Kirstin Hotelling Zona

4241 Publications Unit

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois  61790-4241

Phone: (309) 438-7986

Web: www.srpr.org

Submission/Subscription Information:

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.

Recent issues:

SRPR 39.1—hot off the press! Thank you, Guest Editors Ryan Clark and Francesco Levato, for a fabulous issue, including cover art by paper / book / installation artist, Melissa Jay Craig; new poems by Clayton Eshleman, Philip Kolin, Kathleen Kirk, Andrew Schelling, John Goodhue, among others; work by SRPR Featured Poet, Rachel Jamison Webster; an extended interview with Rachel by Joanne Diaz, SRPR Featured Poet & Interview Editor; and Chris Dombrowsky’s narrative-style review essay on The Ecopoetry Anthology (Editors Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Editors Joshua Corey and G. C. Waldrep).

last updated 07/16/2014