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Poetry

I like poems with tension and poise, both. Free or formal verse. Poems that risk sentimentality in favor of genuine connection. I’m looking for work that moves, transports; pieces that make me laugh, cry, nod my head in silent recognition. I badly want work that teaches me something new. When it comes to good poetry, borrowing from Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s take on obscenity, “I know it when I see it.” And I’ll see it when you send it.    

- Marcus Wicker, Poetry Editor