Pilot Light is an on-line journal of 21st century poetics and criticism (ISSN: 2164-1633). We publish when we can, which is usually twice a year.
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Originally from small-town Southeast Texas, Natalie Giarratano received her MFA and PhD in creative writing from Western Michigan University. Her first collection of poems, Leaving Clean, won the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry and was published in June 2013 by Briery Creek Press. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, American Literary Review, Isthmus Review, Laurel Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. D.A. Powell selected her work for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Best New Poets, and she won the 2011 Ann Stanford Poetry Prize from Southern California Review. She teaches writing at American University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Zach Green, and their pup, Miles.
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Beth Marzoni's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Review, Crazyhorse, Cimarron Review, Grist, Hayden's Ferry Review, New Ohio Review, and Puerto del Sol among others. Her collaborations with Monica Berlin have appeared in Better: Culture & Lit, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, and New Orleans Review among others. Their book, No Shape Bends the River So Long, was awarded the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Free Verse Editions at Parlor Press in 2014. Marzoni is an Assistant Professor of English at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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Pilot Light publishes original scholarship that considers, as its central focus, poetry published since 2000. We welcome traditional essays along with more lyric approaches, manifestos, interviews, round-tables, poems--suffice it to say that we are interested in formal variety and ingenuity. We are not interested, however, in book reviews or craft essays. We ask that all prose submissions be at least 1,000 words. Please send all submissions and/or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. All rights revert to authors upon publication.