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Free Poetry

Free Poetry publishes essays and poetry by today’s leading poets. These chapbooks are available free of charge and without copyright. The editor encourages the reproduction of this chapbook and its free distribution, ad infinitum.

Raúl Zurita
Translated by Boyd Nielson

Selections from Purgatory

Vol.5 No. 4 March 2010

Christian Prigent
Translated by Adrian Kien

An Anatomy Lesson

Vol.5 No. 3 February 2010

Sally Keith

On the Painting of the View

Vol.3 No. 2 February 2008

Paul Hoover

The Windows (The Actual Acts)

Vol.3 No. 1 February 2008

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

The Evening Hours of a Hermit

Vol.2 No. 3 March 2008

Geraldine Monk


Vol. 2 No. 2

Cole Swensen

Thy Versailles

Vol. 2 No. 1 October 2006

Alan Halsey

A Looking-Glass for Logoclasts

Vol.1 No. 2

Jeremy Hooker

Reflections on Ground
Seventeen Poems

Vol.1 No. 1 March 2005

News & Announcements

  • Fiction professor Emily Ruskovich was featured in Treasure, the magazine supplement to The Idaho Statesman, in August 2017. The feature includes a video of Ruskovich at home in Idaho City, where she speaks about living in rural Idaho and her childhood on Hoo Doo Mountain.
  • Second year poet Michael McKee Green is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from the Wick Center at Kent State University. His book of poems, Fugue Figure, will be published by the Kent State University Press in the fall of 2018.
  • MFA graduate Erin Rose Belair won third place in Narrative Magazine's 2017 Winter Story Contest. You can read her winning story, "A Place Like This," here.
  • MFA graduate Meghan Kenny's debut novel, The Driest Season, will be published by W.W. Norton in February 2018. The book is based on a short story by Kenny of the same title which won the 2005 Iowa Review Award.
  • Collin Johnson has accepted a spot as a PhD candidate in English (Creative Writing/Poetry) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition to a GA stipend, he was awarded The President's Doctoral Tuition Fellowship which includes full funding for the first three years of the program.
  • MFA in Creative Writing student Ashley Barr has accepted a Chancellor's International Scholarship from The University of Sussex for an MA in Sexual Dissidence. The MA is co-convened through the School of English and the School of Global studies there, and focuses on queer theory and sexuality studies. When the program was founded 25 years ago, it was the first in the UK and one of the first of its kind in the world.