FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Welcome to the online home of FIELD, a twice yearly journal of contemporary poetry and poetics. FIELD has published spring and fall issues each year since its founding in 1969. The magazine is available at bookstores and by subscription. Back issues can be obtained, in limited quantities. FIELD is also available for download. See Ordering Information for more details.

Would-be contributors: we read poetry from August through April, and usually send replies within two months. We aren't looking for any particular style or theme, just the best work being written today. Please send between 2 and 6 poems via our online Submission Manager. No simultaneous submissions, please.

FIELD pays contributors at the rate of $15 per page. All rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editors: David Young, David Walker
Associate Editors: Pamela Alexander, Kazim Ali, DeSales Harrison, Shane McCrae
Editor-at-Large: Martha Collins
Managing Editor: Marco Wilkinson


CURRENT ISSUE (#95, Fall 2016)

A symposium on the work of the splendid C.D. Wright, with essays by Jenny Goodman, Laura Kasischke, Pamela Alexander, Sharon Olds, Kazim Ali, and Stephen Burt, plus poems by Max Ritvo, James Haug, Traci Brimhall, Ralph Burns, Kay Cosgrove, Chris Santiago, Dan Rosenberg, Megan Snyder-Camp, Kaveh Akbar, Lee Sharkey, Bob Hicok, Peter Leight, Mikko Harvey, Bridget Sprouls, Kirsten Kaschock, David St. John, Vanesse Couto Johnson, Jon Loomis, Sandra McPherson, Ben Jackson, and many others.

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PREVIOUS ISSUE (#94, Spring 2016)

Poems by Catherine Pierce, Heather Sellers, Kenny Williams, Betsy Sholl, Marianne Boruch, Bill Rector, Andrea Read, Emmanuel Moses (translated by Marilyn Hacker), Robin Kozak, Susan Hutton, Monica Sok, Cynthia Hogue, Amit Majmudar, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Arthur Sze, Karen Gottshall, Sam Sax, Melissa Kwasny, William Stratton, Kathryn Nuernberger, and others, plus reviews of new books by Philip Metres, Susan Tichy, Tomas Transtromer, Emily Wilson, and Chris Martin.

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BACK ISSUE (#93, Fall 2015)

A symposium on the work of the incomparable Russell Edson, with essays by John Gallaher, Dennis Schmitz, Lee Upton, Charles Simic, B. K. Fischer, and Jon Loomis, and new poems by Elizabeth Gold, Cait Weiss, G. C. Waldrep, Cynthia Cruz, Hailey Leithauser, Catherine Bull, Karl Krolow (translated by Stuart Friebert), Tam Blaxter, Mary Ann Samyn, D. Nurkse, Lynn Powell, Claudia Serea, Xi Xi (translated by Jennifer Feeley), Ralph Burns, Afaa Michael Weaver, Angie Estes, Hilary S. Jacqmin, Mark Wagenaar, and many more.

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BACK ISSUE (#92, Spring 2015)

Poems by Frannie Lindsay, Maya Catherine Popa, Scott Abels, Thomas Lux, Johannes Bobrowski (translated by Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright), Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Eireann Lorsung, Charles Wright, Marianne Boruch, Timothy Liu, Anna Journey, Emily Vizzo, Judy Halebsky, David Hernandez, Christopher Howell, Dave Lucas, John Allman, Erin Malone, Sandra M. Gilbert, Bruce Beasley, and others, plus reviews of new books by Mark Strand, Ailish Hopper, Tuvia Ruebner, Cynthia Hogue, Jane Mead, and Marianne Boruch.

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BACK ISSUE (#91, Fall 2014)

Featuring a symposium on the work of Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney, with essays by Lloyd Schwartz, Gail Mazur, Richard K. Kent, Marianne Boruch, Carl Phillips, and DeSales Harrison, and new poems by D. Nurkse, John Gallaher, Fay Dillof, Jean-Paul de Dadelsen (translated by Marilyn Hacker), Christopher Howell, Nancy Eimers, Mario Chard, Diane K. Martin, Sarah Maclay, Nance van Winckel, Alpay Ulku, Elisabeth Murawski, Philip Metres, Mark Conway, Kuno Raeber (translated by Stuart Friebert), Mary Jo Thompson, Laurie Blauner, and Gerald Majer, among others.

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Other back issues are available.
Including #89, with a symposium on Gerald Stern; #87, with a symposium on Nobel-winner Tomas Transtromer; #85, featuring a symposium on Muriel Rukeyser; #83, with a symposium on the work of Richard Wilbur; #81, which included a symposium on the work of former Poet Laureate Philip Levine; #80, a special 40th-anniversary all-poetry issue with dozens of great poems; #79, which includes a symposium on Jane Cooper; #77, featuring a symposium on the work of Adrienne Rich; #75, with a symposium on Hart Crane; #74, with poems by Angela Ball, Christopher Howell, Rane Arroyo, and Kathy Fagan; #73, which includes a symposium on the work of Jean Valentine; #71, with a symposium on Paul Celan; #70, featuring poems by Bob Hicok, Angie Estes, Thomas Lux, and Michael Chitwood; #69, with a symposium on the work of James Wright; #67 (Fall 2002), with a symposium on Denise Levertov; #65 (Fall 2001), with a symposium on John Ashbery; #63 (Fall 2000), with a symposium on Rainer Maria Rilke; #61 (Fall 1999), with a symposium on Gwendolyn Brooks; #59 (Fall 1998), which includes a symposium on Sylvia Plath; #57 (Fall 1997), with a symposium on W. S. Merwin and new poems by Charles Wright, Carol Muske, and Robin Behn.

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