Poetry Flash

Poetry Flash
Type Quarterly
Format tabloid & online
Publisher Joyce Jenkins
Editor Joyce Jenkins
Founded 1972 (1972)
Headquarters Berkeley, California
ISSN 0737-4747
Official website poetryflash.org

Poetry Flash (founded 1972) is a literary magazine and website based in the San Francisco Bay Area; it has been called "an institution in the Bay Area's literary culture".[1] It publishes literary reviews, poetry, interviews, and essays as well as an extensive calendar of literary activities on the west coast of the United States.

Poetry Flash is a non-profit corporation. The printed version presently has a tabloid format, appears quarterly, and has a print run of 22,000 copies. Copies are distributed gratis at cafes and shops in the Bay Area or are mailed to paid subscribers.[2] Joyce Jenkins has edited Poetry Flash since 1978; it was founded in 1972 as a mimeographed calendar of Bay Area poetry readings. Jenkins has been the publisher of Poetry Flash since 1980.[3]


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