For Immediate Release

Poetry Magazine Launches Digital Subscription

Digital edition for iPhone and iPad makes Poetry available to a wider audience
May 8th, 2013

CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce that Poetry is now available through a digital subscription starting with the May 2013 issue. For $29.99, iPhone and iPad users can access a digital package that includes content from the print magazine, the monthly Poetry magazine podcast, and a monthly discussion guide. Individual digital issues can also be purchased at the Apple Newsstand for $2.99. Poetry, the oldest monthly magazine devoted to poetry in the English-speaking world, publishes 11 issues per year, including a July/August double issue.


“By making the magazine available on iPad and iPhone, we hope to engage new readers and expand our accessibility for international users,” said Poetry editor Christian Wiman. “The digital edition maintains the elegance of the print magazine while enhancing the reader's experience though expanded content, such as a discussion guide and editors' podcast. We're excited for this opportunity to make Poetry available to the growing community of digital readers.”

The May issue of Poetry features original poems from Linda Gregerson, Geoffrey Brock, and Kay Ryan, among others, as well as Simon Armitage’s first appearance in Poetry, a portfolio from 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner Marie Ponsot, and prose from V. Penelope Pelizzon and Amiri Baraka.

“The launch of the digital edition of Poetry expands on the Poetry Foundation’s mission to bring the best poetry to the widest possible audience. By offering a digital subscription to Poetry magazine in the Apple Newsstand, we seek to extend Poetry’s audience, reaching those who prefer to read on their iPads or iPhones,” said the Poetry Foundation’s director of digital media, Catherine Halley. “Our partners in this venture, 29th Street Publishing, have provided the platform that makes it possible for us to seamlessly publish the Newsstand edition each month.”

Access the digital edition of Poetry in the Apple Newsstand.



About Poetry Magazine
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume I of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet.

About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit

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