The American Poetry Review
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|Editor||Stephen Berg, David Bonanno and Elizabeth Scanlon|
|Company||World Poetry Inc.|
|Based in||The University of the Arts
According to the magazine's website, it has a circulation of 17,000. It publishes contemporary poetry and prose from a diverse array of authors.
The American Poetry Review was founded by Berg in 1972 in Philadelphia. The magazine lacked capital but had "significant support in the national poetry community", according to the magazine's Web site. By 1976 the publication was being produced and distributed more efficiently, making it "the most widely circulated poetry magazine ever". In 1977 the publication began paying out small salaries to editors and staff and small payments to authors.
In 2001, publisher W.W. Norton brought out The Body Electric: America's Best Poetry from The American Poetry Review,edited by Berg, Bonnano, and Arthur Vogelsang, who served as an editor of APR from 1973-2006.
- History The American Poetry Review Web site, Retrieved January 26, 2007
- Publisher "W. W. Norton" Web site, Retrieved July 13, 2015
- Biography "The Poetry Foundation" Website, Retrieved July 13, 2015
- The American Poetry Review website
- The American Poetry Review at JSTOR
- American Poetry Review records, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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