About RockPaperPoem


Poetry can be as foundational as rock, as light as paper, as incisive as honed scissors. At RockPaperPoem, we print poetry that sticks in your throat like a peach pit – undissolvable, unmovable, permanent. We feature poems that glide as easily as paper planes – airy, translucent, even lyrical. But we also want the sharpness of a scythe that cuts away the chaff and may even nick us in the process, leaving a stunning essence.

RockPaperPoem publishes today's finest poetry from established, emerging and new poets writing in English. We strive to include all cultural identities as we highlight work that expands the boundaries of mainstream poetry, without sacrificing accessibility for experimentation. We applaud and publicize our contributors by nominating for “The Pushcart Prize” and “Best of the Net”.

"RockPaperPoem" Voted a Top 25 Best Lit Mag of 2023!

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