We’re looking for poems that quietly crush our hearts. We tend to publish work that lets the lyric quality of the story take center stage, rather than overly formatted or experimental poems. Though we don’t shy away from poems with a political message, we must be moved by them. It’s rare for us to publish poems over two pages long. We receive many, many poems about the Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior, and other related regional topics.  We like these topics, but we can’t publish most of them. We want opening lines that won’t allow us to stop moving and last lines that leave us in a place we’ve never been, a place of quiet epiphany. We don’t accept translations. Please send us up to five poems in one document. If you need to withdraw part of your submission, please leave us a note via your Submittable dashboard.

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