Prelude

Prelude Prelude is a poetry journal concerned with making nothing happen through unacknowledged legislation. Winner of the 2016 Pushcart Prize Best New Magazine —Dazed Digital Best Literary Criticism of the Year —Flavorwire Prelude is a journal of poetry and criticism based in New York.

We publish a yearly print issue in addition to publishing regularly online. Edited by Robert C.L. Crawford and Stu Watson Featuring John Ashbery, Cole Swensen, Ann Lauterbach, Michael Robbins, Ariana Reines, Mira Gonzalez, Morgan Parker, Jenny Zhang, and more “Audacious. With dozens of contributors, it runs to more than three hundred pages. . . . Impressive.” —Edge Media

Mission: To present the true diversity of talent in contemporary poetry, among both established and emerging poets, with an emphasis on poetry criticism.

New Work for Winter 2020 || www.preludemag.com || Adam Maynard, Paige Quiñones, Bradley Trumpfheller, Emma Winsor Wood, ...
01/28/2020
Prelude

New Work for Winter 2020 || www.preludemag.com || Adam Maynard, Paige Quiñones, Bradley Trumpfheller, Emma Winsor Wood, Mary Meriam, Annie Christain, Phoebe Glick, Logan Fry, Elise Houcek, Brendan White, Brandon Shimoda, Genevieve Paiement, Jaime Zuckerman, Alex Bernstein, Anne Marie Rooney, Madeleine Barnes, Liam Powell, John James, Griffin Brown, Izzy Casey, Erinrose Mager, Steve Barbaro, Hassan Melehy || www.preludemag.com

Keats’s odes, for example, are different kinds of objects now than they were in 1819 and will continue to be different for future readers, if there are any. Perhaps they will be forgotten; this conjecture is not an unalloyed tragedy.

Anthony Madrid’s There Was an Old Man with a Springbok is now available from SPD.https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/97809...
01/07/2020
There Was an Old Man with a Springbok

Anthony Madrid’s There Was an Old Man with a Springbok is now available from SPD.

https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780990703082/there-was-an-old-man-with-a-springbok.aspx

There Was an Old Man with a Springbok Poetry. Art. Illustrated by Mark Fletcher. A children's book for grownups, composed of 104 limericks, modeled on those of Edward Lear. Author Anthony Madrid also wrote a dissertation on the subject of rhyme for the University of Chicago. His two other ...

10/28/2019

New work for Fall 2019 || www.preludemag.com || New poems by Sean Bonney, Jessica Fischoff, Olatunde Osinaike, Alexandria Hall, Austin Rodenbiker, Petro Moysaenko, Daniel Parsons, Tasia Trevino, Sophie Farjeon, Sam Rowe, Anne Becker, and Patrick Samuel, and an essay on Keats’s Odes by Rebecca Ariel Porte || www.preludemag.com

New poems for Summer 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Jessie Janeshek, Tony Mancus, Robert Fernandez, Caroline Crew, Adam S...
07/23/2019
Prelude

New poems for Summer 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Jessie Janeshek, Tony Mancus, Robert Fernandez, Caroline Crew, Adam Scheffler, Adam Strauss, Valentine Conaty, Austin Adams, Aileen Bassis, Mark Russell, Leah Osowski, Patrick Dunham, James Loop, Margaret Hanshaw, Bill Lessard, Adam Greenberg // preludemag.com

It is as common to think that redistribution of wealth is the mark of Satan, as it is to think that redistribution of one’s assets will mean we keep the house and all the pension benefits.

Poems from our fourth print issue are now up on our website!https://preludemag.com/issues/4/
07/03/2019
Issue 4 | Prelude

Poems from our fourth print issue are now up on our website!

https://preludemag.com/issues/4/

The tree means a stolen playground taxied by light, a twin obstacle pendulum switching sadly to resolve impulse crammed into a doppelgänger.

Excited to share this new work at Prelude!
04/24/2019
Prelude

Excited to share this new work at Prelude!

New Poems for Spring 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Stephanie Young, Marie Buck, Anton Yakovlev, Kirsten Ihns, Geoffrey Olsen, Anne Lesley Selcer, Sebastien Bernard, Joanna Novak, Varun Ravindran, Asa Drake, NV Baker, Jen Frantz // www.preludemag.com

New Poems for Spring 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Stephanie Young, Marie Buck, Anton Yakovlev, Kirsten Ihns, Geoffrey O...
04/24/2019
Prelude

New Poems for Spring 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Stephanie Young, Marie Buck, Anton Yakovlev, Kirsten Ihns, Geoffrey Olsen, Anne Lesley Selcer, Sebastien Bernard, Joanna Novak, Varun Ravindran, Asa Drake, NV Baker, Jen Frantz // www.preludemag.com

We’re at table 7042 at AWP; drop by and say hello if you’re at the conference!
03/29/2019

We’re at table 7042 at AWP; drop by and say hello if you’re at the conference!

New Poems for Winter 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Cortney Lamar Charleston, Emily Wallis Hughes, TR Brady, Christopher ...
02/07/2019
Prelude

New Poems for Winter 2019 // www.preludemag.com // Cortney Lamar Charleston, Emily Wallis Hughes, TR Brady, Christopher Spaide, Stella Hayes, Lotte L.S., R.J. Keeler, Maja Lukic, Mae Carter, Satya Dash, Maureen Sherbondy, Katie Ebbitt, YL Xue /// www.preludemag.com

Read a brilliant interview with Lindsay Turner in which she discusses her new book Songs & Ballads:http://www.tupeloquar...
11/16/2018
“Something in the Air: An Interview with Lindsay Turner” – conducted by Zach Savich

Read a brilliant interview with Lindsay Turner in which she discusses her new book Songs & Ballads:

http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/something-in-the-air-an-interview-with-lindsay-turner-conducted-by-zach-savich/

Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude, 2018). Her translations from the French include Ryoko Sekiguchi’s adagio ma non troppo (Les Figues, 2018), and Stéphane Bouquet&#...

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our launch party at Berl’s! It was great to see so many of our friends.
11/15/2018

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our launch party at Berl’s! It was great to see so many of our friends.

Jason Koo has some exciting dates coming up in support of More Than Mere Light. Get out at hear him read at a city near ...
10/18/2018

Jason Koo has some exciting dates coming up in support of More Than Mere Light. Get out at hear him read at a city near you!

Exciting news. We're happy to announce that Armando Jaramillo Garcia will be joining our masthead as web poetry editor! ...
09/04/2018
Prelude Submission Manager

Exciting news. We're happy to announce that Armando Jaramillo Garcia will be joining our masthead as web poetry editor!

Submissions for the 2019 web and print editions of Prelude are now open! We're looking forward to reading your work.

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New poems for Summer 2018 // www.preludemag.com // Michelle Bitting, Glyn Edwards, Jim Juletid, Beat McGuire, Tom Mandel...
07/30/2018
Prelude

New poems for Summer 2018 // www.preludemag.com // Michelle Bitting, Glyn Edwards, Jim Juletid, Beat McGuire, Tom Mandel, Uzomah Ugwu, Lukas Jackson, Sarah Johnson, Evan Gill Smith, Morgan Dowdy, John Stupp, Raúl Quintana Selleras, Kevin McLellan // www.preludemag.com

rolling through the space that remains of a not-so-distant cloud on the verge of maxing out, filled with variations of ordinary sunsets and faces too intimate for deletion,

Lindsay Turner's Songs & Ballads is now available from Small Press Distribution:https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/978099...
07/05/2018
Songs Ballads

Lindsay Turner's Songs & Ballads is now available from Small Press Distribution:

https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780990703037/songs--ballads.aspx

Songs & Ballads Poetry. "Lindsay Turner's ravishing SONGS & BALLADS takes account of colors, architectures, skies, and the many ways the world is speculatively used and re-used for short-term ends. When to refrain? Refrain now, hold back from harm now, hold on to the wor...

Prelude contributor Lucian Mattison has a new book, Reaper's Milonga, just out from YesYes Books. Highly recommended!htt...
06/18/2018
Reaper's Milonga by Lucian Mattison | YesYes Books | Home

Prelude contributor Lucian Mattison has a new book, Reaper's Milonga, just out from YesYes Books. Highly recommended!

https://www.yesyesbooks.com/product-page/reaper-s-milonga-by-lucian-mattison

Cover Art: Pattern Design by Darlin & Co Interior Art: Matthew Boyle Cover & Interior Design: Alban Fischer Paperback, 71 pages June 15, 2018, ISBN 978-1-936919-54-3   about Reaper's Milonga   Lucian Mattison’s poetry collection, Reaper’s Milonga, is one that holds Lorca’s notion of duende...

05/23/2018

Get your tickets for the launch of Jason Koo's More Than Mere Light on the event page below; we're thrilled to be getting this book out into the world officially, and would love to see you at the launch party!

05/11/2018

Lindsay Turner will be reading for Franklin Electric tonight at 830, 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn. You should come out!

New poems for Spring 2018 // www.preludemag.com // Filip Marinovich, Kerry Rawlinson, Daniel Bennett, Nancy Bevilaqua, D...
04/25/2018
Prelude

New poems for Spring 2018 // www.preludemag.com // Filip Marinovich, Kerry Rawlinson, Daniel Bennett, Nancy Bevilaqua, Daniel Richman, Helen Hofling, Cassandra Euphrat Weston, Demond Blake, Maggie Queeney, Peter Krumbach, Leah Umansky, Jeremy Cantor // www.preludemag.com

rolling through the space that remains of a not-so-distant cloud on the verge of maxing out, filled with variations of ordinary sunsets and faces too intimate for deletion,

We're thrilled Catherine Blauvelt's poem "Lovesick Come Without a Horizon Plunge." (from her book Here High Note, High N...
04/18/2018
Read T a Poem | Amanda Plummer

We're thrilled Catherine Blauvelt's poem "Lovesick Come Without a Horizon Plunge." (from her book Here High Note, High Note) was featured recently in T Magazine's "Read T a Poem" video series, performed by the incredible Amanda Plummer!

https://nyti.ms/2JKVyRX

The actress reads the poem “Lovesick Come Without a Horizon Plunge” by Catherine Blauvelt.

More Than Mere Light is the third collection from acclaimed poet Jason Koo. Of the book, Tom Sleigh writes: "With a cool...
04/04/2018
Prelude Books - Full-Length Publications from Prelude Magazine

More Than Mere Light is the third collection from acclaimed poet Jason Koo. Of the book, Tom Sleigh writes: "With a cool-eyed detachment from his own drama, Koo has written a book that is unforgettable in its candor, its disabused self-knowledge, and its generosity of spirit." Available for pre-order now from Prelude Books!

https://preludebooks.com/jason-koo/

Prelude Books offers full-length publications selected by the editors of Prelude Magazine, the award-winning journal of poetry and criticism.

We’re at table 746 this week at AWP with our friends from Foundry Thursday to Saturday! Drop in and say hello if you are...
03/07/2018

We’re at table 746 this week at AWP with our friends from Foundry Thursday to Saturday! Drop in and say hello if you are in Tampa!

New poems for Winter 2018 // Camilo Roldán, Kathleen Winter, Douglas Piccinnini, Patty Nash, Matthew Gelman, Katherine G...
01/29/2018
Prelude

New poems for Winter 2018 // Camilo Roldán, Kathleen Winter, Douglas Piccinnini, Patty Nash, Matthew Gelman, Katherine Gibbel, Tony Mancus // www.preludemag.com

rolling through the space that remains of a not-so-distant cloud on the verge of maxing out, filled with variations of ordinary sunsets and faces too intimate for deletion,

Editor Rob Crawford has an extended review of Alan Felsenthal's LOWLY now up at Boston Review
10/20/2017
The Sound Tomorrow Cannot Make

Editor Rob Crawford has an extended review of Alan Felsenthal's LOWLY now up at Boston Review

Alan Felsenhal’s striking debut collection, Lowly, achieves something like early modern surrealism.

New poems for Fall 2017 // Candace Williams, Adam J. Gellings, Shira Erlichman, Steven Alvarez, ET. Stark, Santian Vataj...
10/12/2017
Prelude

New poems for Fall 2017 // Candace Williams, Adam J. Gellings, Shira Erlichman, Steven Alvarez, ET. Stark, Santian Vataj, Lilian Ha, John Michael Colón // www.preludemag.com

rolling through the space that remains of a not-so-distant cloud on the verge of maxing out, filled with variations of ordinary sunsets and faces too intimate for deletion,

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