Category Archives: Editors

Radius: Rachel McKibbens, Stevie Edwards, Emily O’Neill

The Editors Write: We’ve had the pleasure of a front-row seat to Stevie Edwards’ writing for pretty much the entirety of her publishing career – Radius’ predecessor, The November 3rd Club, being among the first journals to publish her. And … Continue reading

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Where Something Beautiful Should Be: Radius, Volume Four

By Victor D. Infante Just the other day, in a bar in New York City, I sat across from an academic poet and we talked about the common threads between slam and flarf – two sometimes redheaded stepchildren of contemporary … Continue reading

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Donate To Radius

You might have noticed the new “donate” button in the upper right-hand corner of the website. When we founded Radius‘ predecessor, The November 3rd Club, we were working from the idea that certain pieces of literature should be free, particularly … Continue reading

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‘The opposite of a poem’: Radius’ Pushcart nominees

By Victor D. Infante Lately, I’ve been thinking about Anne Sexton. Particularly, I’ve been thinking about her quote, “Suicide is, after all, the opposite of a poem.” The quote came to mind earlier this year, when Radius published its special … Continue reading

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Our Best of the Net Nominees

In its short history, Radius has been blessed to publish poems and essays that are not only excellently written, but also artistically and personally brave. We’re consistently flabbergasted by the quality of the work that passes our threshold. So with … Continue reading

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Life After Birth: how becoming a mother made poetry vital

By Lauren Gordon I used to write really bad poetry.  Really, really bad poetry.  Poems about Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine.  Poems about being lonely, misanthropic, angsty — basically poems that sounded like the lyrics to a Linkin Park song.  … Continue reading

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One Just Man: Saying Goodbye to Seamus Heaney, and Resuming the Third Volume of Radius

By Victor D. Infante When I was a teenager living in England, I became obsessed with Ireland, the land of my mother’s ancestors … a place that seemed so close and yet, for a poor college student, as out of … Continue reading

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New Chapter, New Faces, Same ‘Radius’

By Victor D. Infante As we prepare to resume our third volume of Radius, it’s a good time to note that there are a few new names on the masthead, and a few old  names in new positions. After lengthy … Continue reading

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Index of Poems & Essays in the ‘Radius’ Bullying Series (And A Few Words of Thanks)

First off, I just want to say thank you to everyone who chimed in on the Radius special series Art, Bullying and Culture. We knew it was a big topic going in, and once we were actually in the topic, … Continue reading

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How We Survive: Pop Songs, Poetry and What Falls Through the Cracks

By Victor D. Infante In a lot of ways, it’s not surprising that around late 2010, in the wake of a rash of highly publicized suicides of youths who were bullied for being gay or for being perceived as being … Continue reading

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