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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

  • 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.
  • Ahsahta Press, directed by Janet Holmes, saw three of its seven 2015 publications land on Best of 2015 lists. Read Maureen McLane's review of Anne Boyer's Garments Against Women in the New York Times Book Review.
  • MFA program director Mitch Wieland's short story "Snow Angels" appeared in the summer issue of The Missouri Review. The story, set in Tokyo, is an excerpt from Strange You Never Knew, his novel in progress.
  • In April, Professor Martin Corless-Smith published his sixth book, a new novel titled This Fatal Looking Glass from SplitLevel Texts.