Architrave Press 93


Why can't we buy individual poems like we do songs? It's an idea that's long overdue. Architrave represents a new kind of periodical literature: poems printed as individual pages that allow readers to curate their own collection in the same way that music lovers create playlists. It also allows the poem to move more freely through the world, maybe as an item for a bulletin board, as a postcard to a friend, as a bookmark, as raw material for collage… whatever the reader is inspired to do. They can be purchased individually or as part of a subscription (if you'd like to receive all poems in each edition). These aren't typical book pages cut from their bindings. Each page is printed on 5 ½" x 8" archival card stock using antique letterpress methods. We do this for several reasons: digital age readers have many choices, so any physically printed material must be special; poetry itself is special and deserves an elegant vehicle; and most of all, we want to catch the eyes of intelligent, artful readers who don't yet realize there is poetry in the world they enjoy. It is this commitment to reclaim poetry for non-poets that guides Architrave.

Architrave Press
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Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

It is our goal to reclaim poetry for non-poet readers. To that end, we seek work that has an element of story or an intriguing speaker, as well as a solid emotional core. Please help us prove that accessible poems don't have to be simplistic, boring or safe.

G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Blank verse, Cinquain, Formal verse, Free verse, Ghazal, Haiku (or related), Invented/Nonce form, Lyric poetry, Metrical, Narrative poetry, Pantoum, Prose poetry, Short poetry, Sonnet, Villanelle.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Quirky, Realist, Satirical.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
PoemUp to 33 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
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Date Added:
16 Nov 2011
Last Updated:
01 Jun 2017