Beginning in 2006, The Attic will begin publishing the historic literary journal Poetry Northwest. Poet and critic--& Attic Director and Writer-in-Residence--David Biespiel has been named Editor in an arrangement with the University of Washington, the journal's former publisher.
Poetry Northwest was founded in 1959 by Carolyn Kizer, Richard Hugo and others, and was edited from 1966-2002 by David Wagoner. The magazine ceased circulation in 2002 because of funding difficulties. At the time, it was the longest-running poetry-only journal in the U.S.
A hallmark of the Northwest literary scene for more than four decades, Poetry Northwest attained eminence for publishing some of the best poetry by established and up-and-coming poets from around the country and abroad. Writers who have appeared in the magazine include Harold Pinter, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Dillard, Raymond Carver, Ted Kooser, James Dickey, Robert Pinsky, Richard Wilbur, Mary Oliver, Jorie Graham, Michael Harper, Stanley Kunitz, Thom Gunn, Phillip Larkin, May Swenson, Theodore Roethke, W.S. Merwin, John Berryman, Czeslaw Milosz, Marilyn Hacker, Stanley Plumly, Anne Sexton, James Wright, William Stafford and Mark Strand.
The new series of Poetry Northwest will include poetry, essays, interviews, & reviews.
To submit work to Poetry Northwest, send no more than four (4) poems. Query first regarding prose. Send or write to: Poetry Northwest, P.O. Box 14310, Portland, Oregon, 97293.
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