October 03, 2018
Be a Friend of APR

We are so grateful for you, our readers. We hope you will join us again now, in our 47th year, to keep The American Poetry Review going strong.


            In 2018, we published six outstanding issues representing the work of 120 writers, including Patrick Rosal, Deborah Landau, Khadijah Queen, Edward Hirsch, David Tomas Martinez, Diane Seuss, Li-Young Lee, and many others. We published the 21st volume in the APR/Honickman First Book series: Throwing the Crown by Jacob Saenz, selected by Gregory Pardlo, and we awarded the 9th Annual Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize to Mark McCloughan. McCloughan’s winning poem, “Devotion/Reflection” appears on the feature page of the September/October issue.


           We also lost our editor and dear friend David Bonanno, who was a champion of the work of The American Poetry Review all these years. I hope to honor his legacy of service to the art in my work as editor, and to be the steward of our mission that this extraordinary institution deserves.


            We believe that our mission to reach a worldwide audience with the best contemporary poetry and prose, and to provide authors, especially poets, with a far-reaching forum in which to present their work is as important today as it was when we began in 1972. The American Poetry Review remains a fully independent non-profit, but due to the current political climate we receive far less governmental support than in the past. Your individual contributions are more vital than ever.


            Your donation pays poets. We believe that to have a thriving poetry community, we must support writers. We are grateful for donations of any amount. 


        Your support makes APR possible. Our warmest thanks for your consideration and generosity. 




Elizabeth Scanlon



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