Poets Reading the News

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Poets Reading the News is the groundbreaking literary journal for original poetry about current events. Launched in 2016 in Oakland, California, our publication provides breaking poetic-journalism coverage on a diverse range of critical contemporary issues - from gun violence to the Trump presidency, technology to #MeToo, Black Lives Matter to climate change. We also host workshops and events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

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Poets Reading the News