Publisher’s Description: Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry journal in the United States. Its founding editors, Helen A. Clarke and Charlotte Porter, set out to explore “Shakespeare, Browning, and the Comparative Study of Literature,” presenting in translation the original work of such luminaries as Tagore, Verlaine, Rilke, D'Annunzio, and Mistral as well as a wide array of English-language poets. In the past four decades, Poet Lore is proud to have published the earliest poems of such now-famous writers as Carolyn Forche, D. Nurkse, David Baker, Carl Phillips, Terrance Hayes, Kim Addonizio, and Dana Gioia. Each issue offers the work of some 60 distinctly gifted poets, as well as an essay on poetry and thoughtful reviews of significant new poetry books. Mindful of literary tradition and open to discovery, the editors of Poet Lore (Jody Bolz and E. Ethelbert Miller) look for poems that arrest the reader's attention and hold it—poems that demonstrate both craftsmanship and daring.
“Poet Lore has set the standard for poetry magazines in this country since 1889. There is none better. It is an honor to have appeared in its pages.” –Pablo Medina