Beltway Poetry Quarterly

Beltway Poetry Quarterly

"Beltway Poetry Quarterly" is an English-language, online literary magazine based in Washington, DC.

As its name suggests it features poetry from the "Beltway" region of the Washington, DC area. The publication strives to "showcase the richness and diversity of Washington area authors in every issue." Special themes have included issues on Walt Whitman, "DC Places," and "The Evolving City". In 2004 the quarterly featured a "Wartime Issue" covering poetic responses to the Iraq War.


The quarterly was founded in 2000 by Washington poet Kim Roberts who serves as editor. Guest editors have included Kwame Alexander, Naomi Ayala, Sarah Browning, Andrea Carter Brown, Regie Cabico, Grace Cavalieri, Terri Ellen Cross, Brian Gilmore, Merrill Leffler, Saundra Rose Maley, and Hilary Tham.

Historic and contemporary Washington area poets featured in "Beltway" include Karren L. Alenier, Kwame Alexander, Abdul Ali, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Francisco Aragón, Naomi Ayala, Elizabeth Bishop, Star Black, Richard Blanco, Sterling A. Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Kenneth Carroll, Grace Cavalieri, Ed Cox, Teri Ellen Cross, Waring Cuney, Kyle Dargan, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Roland Flint, Martin Galvin, David Gewanter, Bernadette Geyer, Robert L. Giron, Louise Glück, Angelina Weld Grimké, Daniel Gutstein, O.B. Hardison, Jr., Anthony Hecht, Scott Hightower, Langston Hughes, Rod Jellema, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Fred Joiner, Beth Joselow, Hiram Larew, Mary Ann Larkin, Merrill Leffler, Reb Livingston, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Karren L. Alenier, C.M. Mayo, Richard McCann, Ed Cox, E. Ethelbert Miller, Sterling Brown, May Miller, Kenneth Carroll, Linda Pastan, Richard Peabody, Patric Pepper, Stanley Plumly, Ezra Pound, Rod Jellema, Elisavietta Ritchie, Robert Sargent, M.A. Schaffner, Jane Shore, Myra Sklarew, Rod Smith, Hilary Tham, Susan Tichy, Mona Van Duyn, Belle Waring, Walt Whitman, Reed Whittemore, William Carlos Williams, Terence Winch, Rosemary Winslow, and Kathi Wolfe.

For a more extensive list of poets featured in the quarterly, see the archives section of "The Beltway Poetry Quarterly"'s official site. [ [ "Beltway Poetry Quarterly" Archives] ]

"Beltway Poetry Quarterly" compiles monthly poetry news about events in the Washington area. In this way the publication has become a key part of the vibrant poetry scene in the Capital region.

"Beltway Poetry Quarterly" also maintains a Resource Bank which includes extensive links for poets and their audiences. These include information on grants, educational resources for poets, small presses, journals, festivals and residencies.


External links

* [ "Beltway Poetry Quarterly" official site]

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