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Philly Poetry Chapbook Review is archived in two volumes of three issues per year: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec. We aim for at least three book reviews/essays, one craft essay and one author feature in each issue.

Editor’s Note

An monthly note from Aiden Hunt.

Chapbook Poem of the Month

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Book Essays

Long form essays focused on a single book or linking several.

Author Features

Feature articles about authors or recent chapbooks.

Book Reviews

Short literary reviews of a single book.

Contributor Poem of the Month

Self Portrait by Mike Bagwell (front page image)

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Journal updates are rolling, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for the Editor’s Note, which will be newly published at the beginning of each issue. Contents shown may carry over from recent issues.


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Publishers’ Corner

Publishers’ Corner features articles about publishers, upcoming poetry chapbooks and full-length collections, and where to find them.

  • New Poetry Titles (4/16/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 4/16 from Bottlecap Press, Knopf, HarperOne, Small Harbor Publishing, Red Hen Press, Copper Canyon Press, Nightwood Editions, Southern Illinois University Press, Seren, Sarabande Books, Phoneme Media, BOA Editions Ltd., W. W. Norton & Company, JBE Books, White Stag Publishing, ECW Press, knife | fork | book and McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (4/9/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 4/9 from Faber & Faber, Small Harbor Publishing, Bottlecap Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, Green Writers Press, Loom Press, Paraclete Press, Able Muse Press, Caitlin Press Inc., Stephen F. Austin University Press, University of North Texas Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, University of New Mexico Press, Curbstone Books, Milkweed Editions, Red Hen Press, Wave Books, Alice James Books, Paul Dry Books, Copper Canyon Press, Coffee House Press, powerHouse Books, Dial Press, Knopf, Nightboat Books, SUNY Press, Belle Point Press, White Stag Publishing, and Anhinga Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (4/2/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 4/2 from Bottlecap Press, Green Linden Press, Stanchion Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Small Harbor Publishing, Milkweed Editions, Graywolf Press, Wave Books, Arsenal Pulp Press, New Directions, Invisible Publishing, Brick Books, Sixteen Rivers Press, Penguin Books, City Lights Publishers, And Other Stories, BOA Editions Ltd, OR Books, Not a Cult, Copper Canyon Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Beacon Press, Biblioasis, Nightboat Books, Amistad, House of Anansi Press, Hub City Press, Seagull Books, Fordham University Press, Iron Pen, Persea Books, Central Avenue Publishing, CavanKerry Press, W. W. Norton & Company, University of Akron Press and Red Hen Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (3/26/24)
    Check out new poetry books for the week of 3/26 from Bottlecap Press, Nightwood Editions, Harbour Publishing, McClellan & Stewart, Carcanet Press, University of Regina Press, At Bay Press, Guernica Editions, Beltway Editions, University of Georgia Press, Lost Horse Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Massachusetts Press, Book*Hug Books, Haymarket Books, Archipelago, Autumn House Press, Hat & Beard Press, Tigerlily Press, and GASHER Press.

Aiden’s Corner

Featuring posts from editor and publisher, P. Aiden Hunt, freelance writing and publishing tips, and other informal updates.

  • Meet Our Contributor: Francesca Leader
    Meet our contributor, Francesca Leader, a Montanan living elsewhere who writes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Read about her writing life in her Contributor Q&A.
  • Meet Our Contributor: Mike Bagwell
    Meet our contributor, Mike Bagwell, a writer, poet, and software engineer in Philly. He’s published two poetry chapbooks and has a full-length collection forthcoming in 2024.
  • Meet Our Contributor: C.M. Crockford
    Meet our contributor, C.M. Crockford, a writer and editor originally from New Hampshire, now living in Philadelphia with his cat, Wally.
  • A Statement and a Poem Expressing My Feelings on Gaza
    I unequivocally condemn Hamas and all of their violent actions. However, I don’t see any reason that one of the world’s most sophisticated militaries shouldn’t be subject to the same, if not much higher, standards for condemnation.

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