The Summer 2019 issue features a tribute to Instagram Poets. Much has been written about Instagram poetry over the last several years, and we thought it was time to investigate for ourselves. We received both submissions and recommendations and read through thousands of Instagram accounts, choosing the best 18 poems we could find. Some of them are Insta-famous, with hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform, while others have as few as 20. As with all things, we’re interested in the quality of the poems and not the stature of the poets. The styles span the range, too, from visual poems to epigrams to more traditional poetry that just happens to fit well with the media. Learn more about the nexus of poetry and Instagram as Timothy Green talks to emerging star Pavana Reddy.
Meanwhile, the open section features two dozen eclectic poems, including the return of previously unpublished poet Marvin Artis, with a second round of his hidden gems.