Poet Lore is a biannual print journal of poetry, featuring the finest in contemporary writing. Our print issues deliver poems that make concerns of our moment both urgent and intimate. Published with the conviction that poetry provides a record of human experience as valuable as history, Poet Lore’s intended audience is broadly inclusive.
Tips From the Editor
At Poet Lore we love featuring poems that broaden the spectrum of what poetry is – and can be – on the page. Given our redesigned larger sized print magazine, we have the ability to publish some poems that might otherwise not fit on standard book-sized pages, so we love experimental forms and forms that push the boundaries of the standard layout. Throughout the years (nearly 134 of them!), Poet Lore has published so many now-household names before they were widely read. In centering those ideals of discovery, the pages of Poet Lore continue to embrace new voices and styles, and celebrate poets who will someday be on shelves around the world