Publisher's description: "Free State Review is great. It’s a pleasure to look at, hold, and read, and the writing is as fresh and consequential as a sun-drenched, below-zero day. Nobody’s just messing around. Even the contributors’ notes are little works of art."—John Palen
"The poetry in Free State Review is clean, simple, and relatable. I mean that as a compliment—so much of what we see today in litmags is lumpy, overwrought, and far too internal. Poetry should cut quick or make you laugh and nod your head; any wondering you do later should be about the power of a poem, not about what the writer might have meant."—Dakota Garilli
Every issue of Free State Review is a dream that two dozen people around the country are having at once. Our editorial focus is more like a fog. We're listening for a certain conversation with different voices, some mysterious restless shape forming out of the haunt. Our writers have seen and felt something whose third and fourth dimensions are only possible to reveal with language. We're not tearing down walls with sledge hammers. We're trying to learn how to walk right through them.