Busboys and Poet-ry

Poet Lore, the nation’s oldest continuously published poetry journal, will be selling its latest issue at Busboys & Poets during the month of April in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Poet Lore’s co-editors E. Ethelbert Miller and Jody Bolz see this partnership as a

wonderful opportunity to promote poetry, increase subscriptions, and perhaps reach people who are hungry for something different. Just as Langston Hughes hungered for something different when, in November, 1924 he saw Vachel Lindsay and his wife sitting in the dining room of the Wardman Park Hotel. He placed a few poems on Lindsay’s table. Soon America would discover the “Busboy Poet.”

Since its founding five years ago, Busboys & Poets has become one of the hottest and best places for poets, whether new or established, to recite their work in the area, and Miller and Bolz hope patrons “will take the magazine with them after they finish eating—in other words, tipping themselves with poetry.”

For more information, contact Kyle Semmel.

About Poet Lore: Established in 1889, Poet Lore is the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States. Under the stewardship of its present publisher, The Writer’s Center, Poet Lore publishes semi-annual installments of the finest contemporary poetry both by established writers and by those breaking into print. Poet Lore also prints reviews of new poetry books and books about poetry and poets. Inviting all types of poetry, the editors of Poet Lore look for a high level of craftsmanship and imaginative use of language and image.

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