The Poetry Project

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Poetry Project is significantly expanding the publication side of our work — more reviews, interviews, and other featured scholarly and critical pieces. In keeping with the radical, open spirit of The Project, we’ve taken on this increased work through an editorial collective model. The Poetry Project is excited to work with Kay Gabriel, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, and Morgan Võ. As The Poetry Project’s Newsletter Art Editor, Dave Morse will be designing the Newsletter’s quarterly print issues and selecting visual art to appear alongside other content. The Poetry Project’s Newsletter Editorial Collective is interested and dedicated to: Rethinking the review / poetry criticism from a genre perspective Endeavoring to give critical coverage to work that doesn’t frequently receive it (and in many cases, work that hasn’t been reviewed elsewhere at all) Connecting poetry discourse with other disciplines, with movement-building practices, and with other theoretical frames Building a space for continued work against/over the racialized, sexist, gendered, and ableist hierarchies in historical and contemporary poetry criticism Working against institutional hierarchy in the ecosystem of review, publishing, and audience (while also recognizing certain forces, patterns, and dynamics that come out of the particular institution that The Poetry Project is)

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Roberto Montes
Contact Title
Associate Director of Operations
Submissions Policy
The Poetry Project Newsletter: While the Editorial Collective solicits most of the features and book reviews we print, if you have written a review of a book that you think is of particular interest to the Poetry Project Newsletter readership, please query us at [email protected]. The Recluse: The Poetry Project staff solicits most pieces for The Recluse, though submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. All work must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Submissions should be no longer than 5–7 pages of work. Please title your word file submission with your first and last name. Cover letters are not required.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
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Year Founded
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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