Another print journal I am grateful to receive is The Lyric (1921 – 2017). I looked at their website today. I see their current site is also with WordPress.
The Summer 2017 print issue (Volume 97) is here by my computer. The Current Issue page at their website lists the contributors and also sample poems.
Jean Mellichamp Milliken is Editor. The Associate Editor is Nancy Mellichamp Savo.
The Assistant Editor is Patrick Milliken, and the Collegiate Contest Coordinator is Tanya Cimonetti.
The Lyric is “the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry.” I remember sharing this journal with my mother, Enola M. Borgh, who was born in 1917 and taught literature and composition. She often quoted Robert Frost and admired his craft. I read his poetry to her during her last illness.
I see The Lyric also looks to Frost for inspiration. See their Submit Poetry page.
Editors and journals vary in their styles, guidelines, and policies. I read and reread carefully, before offering work for review. And I enjoy many forms of poetry, print and online.
The Lyric, edited by Jean Mellichamp Milliken. This poetry print journal has been publishing traditional poetry since 1921. Please visit their websitefor more information. I’m reading many poems aloud.
I learned of The Lyric years ago fromTime Of Singing, edited by Lora Homan Zill. I am also rereading TOS as I look forward to the next issue. Rereading poetry brings much peace and beauty to my days. Sometimes I return to a poem I read years ago, and it’s like hearing from an old friend again.
Many of the peonies in our area are bowed down by the rain. Ours have not bloomed yet, with the cooler weather by Lake Michgian. The photos by Karl are from July 2011. There have almost always been peonies where I have lived. My parents had white, pink, and red peonies.