In Wider than the Sky editor Richard Jones celebrates 30 years of the continuous publication of Poetry East, and the poets that have infused the journal with their general spirit.
This issue of Poetry East is a compendium of 100 short poems evenly divided into four sections―Morning, Midday, Evening, Night. While readers will be treated to a few poems from household names, what is far more significant is the natural flow from one piece to the next regardless of who authored them. I have never heard literary magazines, or poetry collections for that matter, referred to as page turners, but there is a kind of lightness in these poems that leads to precisely this end…Edited by acclaimed poet and professor of English at DePaul University Richard Jones, Poetry East is fit to stand alongside top tier literary magazines. —New Pages