Welcome to SRPR!
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 photos and audio recordings from the 2013 inaugural Lucia Getsi Reading Series.
We read submissions 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 this year's Editors' Prize Contest!
37.2 Winter 2012
Our current issue showcases new work by SRPR Feature Poet Linda Gregerson followed by the SRPR Interview. In the SRPR Review Essay, Joyelle McSweeney discusses new books by Richard Greenfield, Ben Kopel, and Khadijah Queen.