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

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

We’ve been publishing the best contemporary poets for over 130 years. With your support, the Poet Lore 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 continue to print two issues per year. In addition, starting with Volume 117 in Summer/Fall 2022, your support also guarantees that Poet Lore’s contributors are paid for their work at the rate of $50 per poem.

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