Welcome to SRPR!
SRPR Editors' Prize 2014 Contest is now open! We accept both online and paper submissions. Check the contest page for more info.
For nearly 40 years, SRPR has published the best of a wide range of contemporary poems in English and in translation. While you'll find many well-established poets in SRPR, we are always on the lookout for strong emerging writers, and delight in being the first to publish vibrant new voices. Each biannual issue of SRPR publishes dozens of new poems by contemporary poets from around the world; 10-12 pages of poetry by a featured poet with an Illinois connection; an in-depth interview with our featured poet; and a substantial, critically-informed review essay on new books of contemporary poetry.
Have fun browsing our website, where you can read selected poems from current and past issues as well as excerpts from SRPR Interviews and SRPR Review Essays. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and be sure to visit us on Facebook for SRPR news, event listings, and more. On our blog you'll find discussions on SRPR's poetics (that we call poetics of emplacement) forwarded by a diverse range of poets, scholars and/or critics. Also, on the blog you will find photos and audio recordings from the 2013 inaugural Lucia Getsi Reading Series.
Our regular reading period is between 9/15 and 2/15 annually; you can read about our guidelines here. And don't forget to check back in August, when we'll announce the winners of our Editors' Prize Contest!
38.1 Summer 2013
Our current issue showcases new work by SRPR Featured Poet Allison Joseph followed by the SRPR Interview. In the SRPR Review Essay, Seth Abramson discusses new books by Anthony Madrid, Chelsey Minnis, and Matt Hart.
We have made Seth Abramson's entire essay available on our website because of its powerful appeal, relevancy, and the interest it has started to generate in the poetry circles. About the essay, SRPR's Review Essay Editor, Mike Theune, writes on our blog, "I believe Abramson’s review-essay is necessary reading for all those engaged with contemporary American poetry."