Call for Poetry for the Arizona Republic

Beginning in April (for National Poetry Month), the Arizona Republic, in conjunction with Phoenix poets Rosemarie Dombrowski and Rashaad Thomas (our Engagement Manager here at Phoenix Center for the Arts), will feature one poem per week in a section entitled, “The Poetry Spot.”

There is no theme, just an audience of nearly a million readers who’ll be engaging with locally-produced creative content.

Thus, we’re looking for lyrical, contemporary, thought-provoking poems, single-language or dual-language, no longer than 40 lines.

We’d like the poems to represent the myriad residents of the valley, highlighting diversity of age, ethnicity, and gender.

Please submit your poem (one per poet) before midnight, March 20th, 2018, to be considered for the inaugural month.

E-mail submissions to

Call Release Date: Feb. 26th
Submission Deadline: March 20th