ABSINTHE POETRY REVIEW
Absinthe Poetry Review exists to present poems made of green fire – poems that dialogue
(metaphorically or literally) with the proverbial green fairy professed to appear with absinthe;
poems that are introspective, imagistic, lyrical, maverick and/or esoteric.
Absinthe Poetry Review is an irregular publication of poetry,
but will strive for three issues a year.
Issues will appear when the sugar has dissolved and the drink is smoky green.
Features include: The Green Hour Feature and The Green Muse Special.
We also nominate for the acclaimed Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
about The Green Hour Feature
Each issue will include at least one Green Hour Feature; poems to enrich (or produce) your own green hour. Each selected poet will get the limelight position that will include three to seven poems. The poet will also be guaranteed at least one nomination for the annual Pushcart Prize and/or Best of the Net.
about The Green Muse Special
We will offer our readers a Green Muse Special. This will limelight the poems (other than poems
from The Green Hour Feature) that scorch the editors most with green fire. The poems in this section
will also be guaranteed a nomination for a Pushcart Prize and/or Best of the Net.
We will select this special from the previous issue – republishing it
within the year - aiming to give our readers the effect of déjà vu!
Note: The editors welcome comments from readers. We believe green fire is contagious and if you’re on fire then you can spread it to the editors, thus: scorching us and sending the most favored poem forward.
We will strive to have at least one special per issue.
Send 3 to 10 poems with a brief bio to email@example.com
Poems can be sent in the body of the email or as an attachment.
The editors will consider poems of any style, length, or subject matter.
We only consider original, unpublished poems.
We encourage simultaneous submissions.
We will consider original artwork too.
Deadlines for unsolicited submissions:
November 15 to February 15
May 15 to August 15
Our response time is very fast. From 2 days to 2 weeks.
We look for the poems that grab us, then sit with them
in a dimly lit room, reading and rereading them, until we reach a final decision.
About the editor:
Pan Ska works as an editor in a virtual office from a laptop in San Francisco. His poems have appeared
in a handful of reputable magazines using a renounced name. His favorite appearance was in the New York Quarterly. He spends most of his time thinking, not thinking, hiking, not hiking, reading, not reading, and writing. He’s currently working on a book-length poem and a novel about a post-confessional poet.
About the other editors:
They might or might not be involved in the screening and selection process.
Their names and bio will appear in each appropriate issue. If an editor is to help with final selections,
their name(s) will appear before submissions open for whatever issue or issues they’ll be editing.
They might or might not be involved in the screening and selection process. Their names and bio will appear in each appropriate issue. If an editor is to help with final selections, I’ll announce their name before submissions open for whatever issue or issues they’ll be editing.
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