publishes poems, translations, and critical prose about poetry and
poetics. Each numbered issue egages a specific organizing theme.
We welcome submissions of previously unpublished original poetry,
translations, and critical work that respond to the organizing themes
of future issues.
born out of the desire to facilitate conversation among the variety
of writers engaged in the practice of poetry and poetics today.
We believe that poetic practice-which includes the production and
performance of poetry, and critical engagement with poetry-is always
too complicated and multivalent for rigid categorization, and that
the lines drawn between "creative" and "critical"
poetic practice are all too often starkly made as to limit the possibilities
of poetic endeavor. Mantis celebrates the overlapping and
merging practices within the world of poetry. And, to the multiplicity
of approaches to poetry that we see in the world around us, we want
to contribute the richness of a diverse set of voices responding
to specific poetic concerns.
Mantis, English Department, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305-2087, USA