Poetry of a Moment

Dear readers and poets,

As a journal, OccuPoetry is now an archive. We want to thank you for your support over the years, especially for letting us have the honor of publishing your voices of resistance in the wake of the Occupy (Wall Street and other streets) movement.

In our Spring 2018 submission cycle, we did not receive enough viable submissions for an issue. At the same time, the three editors are busy with other projects. We are no longer open to new submissions.

So, I think it is time to declare that we had a good four-year run, and that OccuPoetry is best left as an archive, documenting a moment. With the 2016 presidential election, the winds shifted in US politics, so a different sort of resistance art is needed. Perhaps, then, a different sort of documentary journal is also needed now.

To see what the editors have been up to, check out their work – both literary and community – in the links below. And, as always, let us know what you have been up to, by tweet or email.

In solidarity,
Phillip (founding editor)

Paco Marquez has a new book of poetry, Portraits in G Minor, from Folded Word Press.

Katy Ryan has been busy expanding the Appalachian Prison Book Project.

And Phillip Barron has been working toward a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.