Poets Reading the News

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To date, we’ve published hundreds of original poems and featured poet laureates, award-winning journalists, emergent writers and poetic activists.
Web, E-publication, Print, Audio, Video
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
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We regularly update our digital publication
No payment
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The digital publication keeps pace with the news cycle
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Subscription Price: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Poets Reading the News is a digital platform that publishes original poetry about current events. We believe in the power of poetry to transform the world and how we see each other. We call it journalism in verse.

We are, at heart, a newspaper – the revelation being that our copy is pure verse, produced by a diverse staff of poet-journalists from around the world, spanning disciplines, views, and geographies. What it comes down to is gripping writing about the world around us and in us.

Tips From the Editor

Poets Reading the News publishes unsolicited and original poetry and prose about current events. Whenever possible, include links to news stories regarding the topic of your work. If you are integrating quotes or data into your writing, you must provide links to your sources.

We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit their writing, especially poets of color, women poets, LGBTQI+ poets, and poets from countries and regions near and far.

To get more information and submit your writing, please visit our website. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reading your poetry!

Contact Information

J Spagnolo, Editor
P.O. Box 264
Big Sur
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Last updated: Aug 17, 2018