We wanted to let you know that our 20th issue (our final issue of 2019) will also be our last issue.

Farming districts, factory villages, ghost towns, bedroom communities, alternative societies, touristic hamlets, and shtetls: Poetry is Dead wants your poems and creative nonfiction on the subject of small town life.

by Charlotte Zhang


I’m not like that. I would

never be like that even though I

talk to people like that

every day and I don’t say anything

because it makes me

feel awkward.


We've got some new items for sale in our shop, and we've made it easy to pick up some back issues as well!

Our fourteenth issue, guest edited by Shazia Hafiz Ramji and Sheryda Warrener.

Poems that “shirk” adult responsibility and experiment into those “youthful” feelings of infiniteness, earnestness, and angst.

In the "Youth [Culture]" issue of Poetry Is Dead, Dani Couture provided one of her Poetry Fortune Tellers available to download and print.