The American Poetry Review

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The American Poetry Review
The American Poetry Review September October 2003 cover.jpg
September/October 2003 cover
Editor Stephen Berg, David Bonanno and Elizabeth Scanlon
Frequency Bimonthly
Founder Stephen Berg
First issue  1972 (1972-month)
Company World Poetry Inc.
Country United States
Based in The University of the Arts
Language English
ISSN 0360-3709

The American Poetry Review (APR) is an American poetry magazine printed every other month on tabloid-sized newsprint.

Founded in 1972 by Stephen Berg, APR has always been published from editorial offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Berg is one of three editors, along with David Bonanno and Elizabeth Scanlon.

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.[1]

In 2001, publisher W.W. Norton brought out The Body Electric: America's Best Poetry from The American Poetry Review,[2]edited by Berg, Bonnano, and Arthur Vogelsang, who served as an editor of APR from 1973-2006.[3]

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  1. ^ History The American Poetry Review Web site, Retrieved January 26, 2007
  2. ^ Publisher "W. W. Norton" Web site, Retrieved July 13, 2015
  3. ^ Biography "The Poetry Foundation" Website, Retrieved July 13, 2015

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