Welcome to the first issue of RockPaperPoem! We are thrilled to bring you our inaugural offering of fine poetry.
Our first call for submissions brought in hundreds of new poems from poets in 34 states, the District of Columbia, and 14 countries. You exceeded our expectations, and we are humbled and thankful for everyone’s response to our new poetry venture.
We were also blown away by the variety and depth of the poetry we read and selected for this first issue. From the appreciative poems about W.S. Merwin authored by Antoni Ooto and Scott Lowery, to the gritty realism of pieces by Robert Halleck and Adrian S. Potter, to poems that dig deeply into human emotion from Tim J Brennan and Tegan Blackwood, we think this issue has something for everyone.
Enjoy the work you see in Issue 1, and please come back in early 2022 for the next edition of RockPaperPoem.
Thank you for your readership!
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