Public School Poetry

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Public School Poetry is an online poetry and craft journal that is published twice a year. It is edited by a group of five poets who were educated through the public school system and who invoke the title of Vice Principals. We hope this online journal embodies the strangeness of public school and the colliding desires to learn, break rules, skip class, get good grades, see what others are doing, and create new and better spaces. While we invoke public school tropes for the identity of this journal, we do not publish school-specific poems from student-specific submitters. Our contributors come from everywhere and write from their own spot on this world which we share. This journal is a leap of faith and an ongoing experiment. Each contributor to Public School Poetry agrees to write “a five-paragraph essay,” on another contributor’s poems that we randomly and anonymously assign them. Poems and essays appear together in each issue. We believe politics cannot be separated from experience. We deeply believe in pluralism and tearing down hierarchies. We believe in pizza Fridays, and recess, and sharing space. We believe poems create conversations, that conversations create poems, and that famous and non-famous folk should have them together. We're all learning. We're all making introductions. Welcome to the club.

Social Media Platforms Used
facebook for events and listserv
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Julie Babcock
Contact Title
Vice Principal (aka Editor)
Contact Email
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
Year Founded
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Average Page Views Per Month
we just released our first issue two days ago so don't have data yet
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
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Publish Print Anthology?