Welcome to String Poet, the journal where poetry and music meet. The name “String Poet” evokes the way both word and stringed instrument can voice emotion, melody, and rhythm. As the name implies, String Poet seeks lyric poems that resound with musicality, in subject and/or tone. Formal poems that pulse with music and explore the tension between rhyme/meter and unconventional or ground-breaking subject matter both intrigue and delight us. We encourage free and even experimental verse, as long as the poetry echos with sound, rhythm, and fresh, sonorous language. We seek poetry of great and mighty sound.
We welcome poets who, much like musicians practicing for countless hours and collaborating with others to create new and exciting sounds, refine their skill and desire a chance to interact with the arts at large. Part of our mission is to promote this interaction with our annual String Poet Prize contest, and the String Poet Studio Series.
String Poet is not just a literary journal. It is the artist’s very undersong, the harmonics of creation, a home for the poet, the musician, the artist, and a place where one may simultaneously be the other two.