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.

Featured in the Youth [Culture] issue of Poetry Is Dead is The Braille Project, which explores the incidental beauty of a language system not meant to be seen, placing emphasis on texture and touch.

“I do not like these patients [with schizophrenia] … I feel them to be so far distant from me and from everything human, Sigmund Freud wrote in a letter at the beginning of the previous century. For such a colossal figure in mental health matters, this callousness is jaw-dropping, but what it illustrates is the extensiveness of prejudice towards people suffering from illnesses of the mind. These days we try to pluck the stigma that’s so deeply rooted in our history from our daily thoughts and actions. We work at dismantling preconceptions through art.

Our tenth issue of Poetry Is Dead is weird as fuck, and we love it.