Six Ft. Swells Press publishes and celebrates After-Hours Poetry—a modern poetry movement known for its concise structure and unbridled confessional style in presenting the language and experiences of the everyperson. Common themes found in this genre are: taverns, music, cocktails, broken hearts, first kisses, Saturday nights out on the town, Sunday morning blues, road stories, parties and celebratory happenings…and the simple, unexpected moments that present themselves to the poet.
Tips From the Editor
We would like to see poetry that makes us: chuckle, turn up the radio in the background, stand up and yell “Hell Yeah!”, remember fondly when it happened to us, take you out for a beer, dance the night away, and share with our nextdoor neighbors how fun and accessible poetry can be in the After-Hours poetry genre.
We do not accept or enjoy rhyming poetry, personal journal entries, or rants–political, war, death, or otherwise. We are all about seeking celebration and finding beauty--no matter how raw-- in the themes listed above.