Editorial Staff

Current Guest Editor

Ruben Quesada (Theme: Traditional Poetic Forms)


Emily Holland

Translations Editor

Pat Davis

Editorial Team

Amber August

Ellery Beck

Adam Chiles

Caly McCarthy


Art Director

Emily Fussner

Marketing Director

Zach Powers

Logo Design

Alyssa Holland


Poet Lore is published by The Writer’s Center, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. For more than 35 years, The Writer’s Center has been a home for writers from all over the Washington metropolitan area. The Writer’s Center cultivates the creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work. To learn more, visit writer.org.

Past Guest Editors

Chet’la Sebree (Home & Hiraeth); Taylor Byas (Folio for Black Writers); Benjamin Garcia (Punctuation) ; Tarfia Faizullah (Surrealism and Strangeness)

Past Editors

B.J. Love, Jody Bolz, E. Ethelbert Miller, Rick Cannon, DeeDee Clendenning, Geraldine Connolly, Caitlin Cushman, Jason DeYoung, Sunil Freeman, Martin Galvin, Barbara Goldberg, Philip K. Jason, Elizabeth Poliner, Gary Stein, and Bruce Weigl.

Support for Poet Lore is provided by gifts from generous readers and friends and by grants from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gorlitz Foundation.