Keep America’s oldest, continuously published poetry journal going. We’ve been publishing since 1889.

If you wish to support Poet Lore, complete the form below.

In 2019, the journal celebrated 130 years in print—a crucial moment in the journal’s history. Helen A. Clarke and Charlotte Porter founded Poet Lore in 1889 with a broad commitment to world writers—and a mission of discovery. With your support, the journal can continue to introduce contemporary writers of promise to a broad audience, carrying its legacy well into a second century of publication.

Contributions allow Poet Lore to remain faithful to the printed word in a digital age by helping to undertake Poet Lore’s twice-annual printing and distribution cost. Your support also guarantees that Poet Lore’s executive editor reviews the thousands of annual poetry submissions they receive with the highest editorial standards.

Poet Lore is deeply grateful for the institutional and individual donations that support our work.

You may also wish to support The Writer’s Center, Poet Lore‘s publisher, which has been a home for writers from all over the Washington metropolitan area.

The Writer’s Center empowers writers and those who aspire to write through workshops, events, and creative collaboration. We also support and celebrate those who publish.

To support The Writer’s Center, you may become a member of The Writer’s Center or make a donation to Annual Fund.

Poet Lore does what poetry journals are supposed to do: it gives new voices a place to sing and old voices a place to harmonize.
—A.B. Spellman, poet, music critic, and founding member of the Black Arts Movement


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