The Skinny Poetry Journal (TSPJ) seeks new poetry that documents the unprecedented unrest in the United States related to the installation of Donald Trump as president and the wake of his governance. As always, we are interested in receiving poems on all subjects, but we are particularly interested in submissions that address protests of the Trump presidency.
The Skinny Poetry Journal
TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form (and edited by a rotating team of poets). A Skinny is a short poem form, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however, those words can be rearranged).
The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical.
The point of the Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. To submit your work for publishing consideration, email it to:
theskinnypoetryjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.
To see examples of this new poetry form, go to our website.