Slope is a quarterly, online journal devoted to poetry being written around the world. We publish only new, original and previously unpublished poems. Contributors hail from countries including Australia, England, South Africa, Nigeria, France, Tunisia, Wales, Slovenia, Canada and the United States. We encourage new writers, while continuing to publish award-winning and established poets. We are proud to be one of the first online journals to be anthologized in The Best American Poetry series (2002, for Charles Bernstein’s “12[2]” in Issue 11-12).

Slope occasionally features "sampler" issues. Recent examples include European poetry in Translation (Issue 16), New Singapore Poetry (Issue 15), “Slovenia: At This Moment” (Issue 14), and New African Poetry (Issue 13);  upcoming issues include "OzErotica: Australian Poets Write Love and Lust," our groundbreaking American Sign Language Poetry feature (fall 2003), and a Thomas Merton memorial feature.


Poets featured and/or forthcoming in Slope include Donald Revell, Forrest Gander, Caroline Knox, Charles Bernstein, Eleni Sikelianos, Ron Silliman, Franz Wright, Heather McHugh, Matthew Rohrer, James Tate, Gillian Conoley, Joe Wenderoth, Nin Andrews, Dara Wier, Eric Pankey, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Denise Duhamel, Ross Martin, Bruce Beasley, Margot Schilpp, Rachel Loden, John Kinsella, Mary Jo Bang, Pam Brown, Kevin Hart, Lee Upton, John Latta, Peter Minter, Tomaz Salamun, Brian Henry, Katy Lederer, Drew Milne, Mark Bibbins, Bob Hicok, David H.W. Grubb, Susan Schultz, Karen Volkman, Louis Armand, Christine Hume, Tessa Rumsey, Timothy Donnelly, Matthea Harvey, Ales Debeljak and many others.






All the staff at Slope would like to thank The Fund for Poetry for their recent generous, unsolicited donation. Because of benefactors like these, the literary arts are kept alive in a world increasingly apathetic toward their survival. Again, we extend our sincere thanks to The Fund for Poetry.


isit the Slope Editions website to buy any of our first three books, The Body by Jenny Boully, Bivouac by Laura Solomon, and Maine by Jonah Winter.


Slope and Slope Editions readings are forthcoming throughout the Northeast and West Coast. Look for us at the 2003 AWP Conference in Baltimore, Juniper Festival in Amherst, MA, the Poets House Exhibit in New York City, and elsewhere.





Please e-mail 3 to 6 poems and a brief bio, either in the body of the message or as Word .doc attachments, to Also submit a brief bio.


En masse submissions, i.e. those sent to a number of online magazines simultaneously, will not be read.


Due to the large number of submissions we receive, writers should expect to wait 3 to 6 months for a report. Unfortunately, we cannot pay contributors at this time. The editors kindly ask that poets credit Slope should their work be re-published elsewhere.




Editor-in-Chief & Founder: Ethan Paquin
Australia Editor: Michael Farrell
Canada Editor: Derek Webster
Contributing Editors: Peter Johnson, Mark Salerno, Gian Lombardo

Designer: Steve Palmer, 76design


Slope is ISSN # 1536–0164. This is Slope #17, winter/spring 2003.


Slope is part of Slope Publishing Inc., a non-profit literary organization registered in the State of New Hampshire that is applying for 501(c)(3) status.