About Slope

eight years and running...

Slope is an 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 We publish only new, original and previously unpublished poems.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).

occasionally features "sampler" issues. Recent examples include Sex and War (Issue 23), our groundbreaking American Sign Language Poetry feature (Issue 19) and "OzErotica: Australian Poets Write Love and Sex" (Issue 18).

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

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Editor-in-Chief & Founder: Ethan Paquin.

Reviews Editor: Amy Newlove-Schroeder.

Contributing Editors: Gian Lombardo, Peter Johnson, Derek Webster.

Slope is ISSN #1536-0164. This is Slope #24, Winter/Spring 2007.

Slope is part of Slope Publishing Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) literary and educational organization registered in the State of New Hampshire. Contact info at slope dot org for information on making tax-deductible donations to Slope.