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Submission Information

Mantis accepts unsolicited poetry submissions during the months of August and September. We welcome queries about reviews, essays, translations, and longer projects year round.

Send up to five poems as a word document and any queries to

Poems can also be mailed to:

Mantis DLCL

Pigott Hall Bld. 260

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305

Featured Poems

Bob Perelman - "The Task of the Translator"

Kate Schapira - "Poem from the English"

Aaron McCollough - "Prisoner's Wreath #3 and #5"

Alfred Arteaga - "Lilac, Serial, Stasis"; "En Lugar de la Nada"

Laura Minor - Ida in the Lilacs

Stephanie Bolster -Winning the West

Fred Chappell - The Genealogist

Yusef Komunyakaa -Sappho of Mytilene

Reetika Vazirani - Radha

Featured Translations

Ann Cefola - Translation: Hélène Sanguinette's "De la main gauche" (pdf)

Adam J. Sorkin and Alina Cârâc - Translation: From loan Flora's Medeea si masinile ei de razboi (pdf)

Burcu Alkan - Translation: Rifat Ilgaz's "Beyaz" (pdf)

Featured Audio

Michael McDonagh - Once (with Lisa Scola Prosek)
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Michael McClure - Maybe Mama Lion (with Ray Manzarek)
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Yusef Komunyakaa - No Lowdown Blues (recorded with Hamiett Bluiett)
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Featured Interviews

Bob Perelman - A Discussion: Poetry and Discipline

Bei Doa - Interview: "In my writing, I'm continually seeking a direction" (pdf)

Featured Essays

Matthew Hart - Taking the Unity out of Community

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