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July ‘24: A Fledgling Journal No More

Welcome to Issue 4 of the Philly Poetry Chapbook Review! We have completed our first volume (3 bimonthly issues) and I’m proud of what’s been published so far. In the months to come, we’ll have more reviews from myself and our contributors, and more featured chapbook poems.

For the month of July, I hope readers enjoy the featured poem “Whenua” by Nicola Andrews from her chapbook Māori Maid Difficult. The book was published in November 2023 and is currently available from Tram Editions. We really enjoy being able to publish great poems along with our critical and editorial content. We’re looking for expanding our poetry in the future. To that end…

We are looking for a Poetry Editor to help us expand our published poetry to excerpts from full-length collections and new poetry. I’m hoping for someone with experience as a reader or editor for a literary magazine. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering for this unpaid position, feel free to reach out directly. We’ll be starting to post about widely it in the coming months in the hopes of finding someone by the beginning of 2025.

Keep an eye out this month for a new review from contributor C.M. Crockford. He gave a very positive review of Snake Lore by Jane Morton (Black Lawrence Press).

As always, if you have a poetry chapbook forthcoming from an established small press, or are interested in writing reviews or chapbook author interviews, please check our Submissions page for details.

Thanks for reading, and stay cool,
Aiden Hunt


New Poetry Titles (7/2/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 7/2 from Black Lawrence Press, LSU Press, Persea, Omnidawn, Bloodaxe Books and Central Avenue Publishing.

Poetry Chapbooks (June 2024)

Check out new poetry chapbooks for June 2024 from Driftwood Press, Sheila-Na-Gig Inc., Diode Editions, Querencia Press, The Poetry Box, Finishing Line Press, Bottlecap Press and an Editor’s Pick from Tupelo Press.

New Poetry Titles (7/9/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 7/9 from Finishing Line Press, New Directions, Phoneme Media, University of Calgary Press and Curbstone Books.

July ‘24: A Fledgling Journal No More

We’ve completed our first volume, there’s a new featured chapbook poem, and we’re starting to look for a Poetry Editor to expand what we publish. Check out the editor’s note for July 2024.

Chapbook Poem: Whenua by Nicola Andrews

Read the featured Chapbook Poem of the Month for July 2024, “Whenua” from Māori Maid Difficult by Nicola Andrews, along with a few words from the poet.

New Poetry Titles (7/16/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 7/16 from Finishing Line Press, Soft Skull, Penguin Books, Regal House Publishing and University Of Minnesota Press.