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Literary Periodicals in Print at the Bird Library: Poetry

Use this guide to locate current magazines and journals featuring poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and criticism that you can actually hold in your hand to read.

Finding Specific Issues

The most recent issues of these publications can be found on the 2nd floor of ES Bird Library. Older issues are available at the locations listed below the titles.

Literary Periodicals featuring poetry exclusively

The titles in this list include only those that exclusively feature poetry and poetry criticism. For a list of titles that include poetry as well as a variety of other forms of writing, please see the list below.

Literary Periodicals featuring poetry & other forms of writing

The titles in this list include those featuring poetry alongside a variety of other forms of writing. For a list of titles exclusively featuring poetry and poetry criticism please see the list above.

    • Another Chicago Magazine
      Fiction, poetry, & non–fiction; supported by a grant from the NEA, among other Illinois state and national organizations.
      PS580 .A53



    • Ambit
      Fiction, poetry, art, & reviews; this UK magazine was founded in 1959 by Martin Bax.
      PR1 .A4









    • Epoch
      Fiction, poetry, essays, art, & screenplays; published by Cornell University.
      AP2 .E64


    • Fence
      Fiction, poetry, criticism, & art; affiliated with the University at Albany and the New York State Writers Institute.
      PS536.2 .F46
      Visit the Fence website












    • Lit
      Fiction, poetry, & nonfiction; published by the New School MFA Creative Writing Program.
      PS501 .L57
      Visit the Lit website




    • MidAmerican Review
      Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, & reviews; published by Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
      PS501 .M53






    • New Ohio Review
      Fiction, poetry, & reviews; published by Ohio University's English Department.
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