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  • A Journal of Catholic Poetry
  • About this Magazine:

    An annual journal of the best poetry informed by the Catholic faith, also featuring book reviews and interviews.

  • Editor(s): Mary Ann B. Miller, Lois Roma-Deeley, Marjorie Maddox
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable): Caldwell University
  • Address 1: Dept. of English
  • Address 2: 120 Bloomfield Avenue
  • City: Caldwell
  • State Code: NJ
  • Postal Code: 07006
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Poetry
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Reading Period: 8/1–10/1
  • Response Time: 3–6 months
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: no
  • Founded: 2016
  • Issues Per Year: 1

Publisher’s description: Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry is a venue for poetry informed by the Catholic faith, a space where the rich intellectual history of the Catholic Church is relevant and where contemporary responses within the tradition can flourish. We publish work solely on the basis of artistic merit and aim to create a community of interested writers and readers.

In the words of Brian Doyle, one of whose last interviews appears in Presence 2017, "Bad poems are about the writer; good poems are about all of us." Recent contributors include William Baer, Maryann Corbett, Dana Gioia, Luke Hankins, Samuel Hazo, Marilyn Nelson, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Martha Silano, Sofia Starnes, Judith Valente, "Luke" (Fr. Joseph A. Brown), Paul Mariani, Christian Wiman, Kelli Russell Agodon, James Matthew Wilson, Mary Szybist, and Julia Alvarez.

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