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The Mad Poets Society publishes an annual literary journal, The Mad Poets Review, each fall. You need not be a member to submit work. The Mad Poets Review has been listed since 1995 in the Poet’s Market.
Our primary purpose is to promote thought-provoking, moving poetry and encourage beginning poets. We don’t care if you have a ‘name’ or a publishing history if your poetry is well-crafted. We are anxious for work with ‘joie de vivre’ that startles and inspires. No restrictions on subject, form or style. Just because our name is Mad Poets Review, that does not mean we want mad ramblings masquerading under the guise of poetry.
MPR has published thousands of poets including former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Gerald Stern, Naomi Shihab Nye, Louis McKee, Daniel Hoffman, Elaine Terranova, BZ Nidith, Molly Russakoff, WD Ehrhart, Sue Walker, Nathalie Anderson, Alicia Askenase, Tom Devaney, Jennifer MacPherson, Henry Braun, Harry Humes, Paul Martin, Margaret Holley, Greg Djanikian, Leonard Gontarek, Aaren Y. Perry, Daniel Moore, and Jim Cory, as well as other renowned poets.
As a sample, we’ve selected the following lines:
From “For Bob Forster: In Memoriam” by Lamont B. Steptoe
MPR runs between 120-160 pages, digest-sized, attractively printed and perfect-bound with textured card or glossy card cover. We receive about 1000 poems a year, use approximately 100. Press run is 350. Single copy: $12. Sample by mail, including postage is $13.50. Make checks payable to either Mad Poets Society or Mad Poets Review. Mail to: MAD POETS REVIEW, c/o Eileen M. D’Angelo, P.O. Box 1248, Media, PA 19063-8248.