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  • About this Magazine:

    The oldest, boldest, and most distinguished monthly for and about poetry in the English-speaking world.

  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: 61 W. Superior St.
  • City: Chicago
  • State Code: Illinois
  • Postal Code: 60654-5457
  • Phone: (312) 787-7070
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: E-pub, Print
  • Genres: Poetry
  • Sample (Postpaid): $5.50
  • Copy Price: $3.75 (print); $2.99 (digital)
  • Simultaneous Submissions: no
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Subscription (individuals): $35 (print); $29.99 (digital)
  • Subscription (institutions): $38
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: 7 months
  • Payment: yes (see website)
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 0032-2032
  • Founded: 1912
  • Issues Per Year: 11

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 audience.

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