About American Poetry Journal
From the Editors
American Poetry Journal publishes work from diverse backgrounds and orientations, from new and established voices that include Dorianne Laux, Wendy Xu, Jeffrey Levine, Faylita Hicks, Chelsea Dingman, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Kelli Russell Agodon, and many others. We publish work that is committed, distinct and moving.
The journal was founded in 2004 by Editor Emeritus J.P. Dancing Bear. The chapbook series was started in 2019 to recognize new and important work making its way into full length books.