Poetry Flash

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Poetry Flash
Type Quarterly
Format tabloid & online
Publisher Joyce Jenkins
Editor Joyce Jenkins
Founded 1972 (1972)
Headquarters Berkeley, California
ISSN 0737-4747
Website poetryflash.org

Poetry Flash (founded 1972) is a literary magazine and website based in the San Francisco Bay Area; it has been called "an institution in the Bay Area's literary culture".[1] It publishes literary reviews, poetry, interviews, and essays as well as an extensive calendar of literary activities on the west coast of the United States.

Poetry Flash is a non-profit corporation. The printed version presently has a tabloid format, appears quarterly, and has a print run of 22,000 copies. Copies are distributed gratis at cafes and shops in the Bay Area or are mailed to paid subscribers.[2] Joyce Jenkins has edited Poetry Flash since 1978; it was founded in 1972 as a mimeographed calendar of Bay Area poetry readings. Jenkins has been the publisher of Poetry Flash since 1980.[3]

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  1. ^ Hass, Robert; Fisher, Jessica (2004). The Addison Street anthology: Berkeley's poetry walk. Heydey Books. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-890771-94-2. The calendar quickly evolved, in the hands of Joyce Jenkins, into the tabloid newspaper Poetry Flash, which has become an institution in the Bay Area's literary culture 
  2. ^ "Poetry Flash: How to Subscribe". Poetry Flash. 
  3. ^ Hass, Robert; Fisher, Jessica (2004). The Addison Street anthology: Berkeley's poetry walk. Heydey Books. p. 253. Joyce Jenkins is the editor of Poetry Flash, which has grown from its founding in 1972 as a mimeograph calendar of Bay Area poetry readings to its present role as a quarterly west coast literary review and calendar in a tabloid format with a circulation of 22,000. 

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