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Dear Poetry Readers,

After almost ten years of editing 32 Poems Magazine with Deborah Ager, I am stepping down. It is no small step for me, yet I do believe it is, as well, a step in the right direction. First, I want to thank all the poets who submitted work to the magazine during my tenure. I owe gratitude to not only the poets whose poems were accepted but also those poets who sent in work that just somehow wasn’t a fit. What a blessing to realize the great diversity of American poetry in our midst. [click to continue…]

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A Poetry Editor Dishes…

April 20, 2010

Deborah Ager talked with 32 Poems editor John Poch about what he looks for in a poem, the process of writing poems, and the places where he’s had the most trouble getting his own work published.

DA: In writer bios, we often get lists of awards, books, and other publications. Rarely do I read what inspired a writer to pick up a pen and attempt to write a poem. What do you remember about what compelled you to write? When did you start writing?
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Deborah Ager will interview 32 Poems editor John Poch. Have you ever wanted to ask a poetry editor of a national magazine questions about publishing, writing, and poetry? Well, guess what? Post your questions in the comments here, and I’ll ask John. We’ll post the interview right here on April […]

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Submission Guideline Changes

October 27, 2009

Since John Poch will be editing 32 Poems from afar next spring, we will not be reading manuscripts via regular mail after December 1. If you wish to submit poems between December 1, 2009 and May 1, 2010, please email your poems to us at 32poems at gmail dot com. As you know, we do […]

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So, some phony-baloney blogger accused me a while back of not being capable (or having the right?) of writing reviews because I wrote sonnets about fishing. Well, I never once in my life wrote a sonnet about fishing. So there. But I somehow must have internalized that criticism/inanity because IÂ’ve been writing curtal sonnets about […]

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