Every year, Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, sorts through thousands of poetry submissions -- and rejects about 99 percent of them. It’s not a success rate poets like to hear, he says, but it’s the reality in the poetry publishing industry. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Shotts about his company’s location in the small press “mecca” and why there’s never been a better time for poetry.
Goblin Market By Christina Rossetti; Read by Kate Reading – Approx. 23 Minutes [POETRY] Publisher: Redwood Audiobooks Published: 2008? Source: Listen To Genius -- Lizzie and Laura are two innocent sisters inhabiting a beautiful “pre-raphaelite” fairy tale pastoral land. They hear the calls of the goblin men, sample the fruit once, buys a curl of her hair. First published in 1862. -- Goblin Market ilustration by John Bolton ** Click on the image to start the audio file
Dudley Randall (January 14, 1914 – August 5, 2000) was an African-American poet and poetry publisher from Detroit, Michigan. He founded a pioneering publishing company called Broadside Press in 1965, which published many leading African-American writers, among them Melvin Tolson, Sonia Sanchez, Audre Lorde, Gwendolyn Brooks, Etheridge Knight, Margaret Walker, and others.
Phillis Wheatley, was brought to Boston from Senegal as a slave child who spoke no English. Phillis Wheatley (born c. 1753) was brought to Boston on a slave ship in 1761 and purchased by John Wheatley as a personal servant to his wife. The Wheatleys educated Phillis, who mastered English, Latin, and Greek. Her volume of English poetry, published in 1773, is the earliest known publication by an African-American writer.
22 Poetry Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts by Erica Verrillo
22 Poetry Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts by Erica Verrillo (@EricaVerrillo) https://scriggler.com/detailPost/story/49521 Do you write poetry? Here is a good list of publishers that do not require an agent. Get published!