Kentucky Review
Poems from around the world


Kentucky Review publishes poetry online and in print. Poems accepted for publication appear permanently on this website, and each year's poems are assembled into a print edition.

The Review was founded in 2014 by poet Robert S. King who serves as editor-in-chief. See the About page for bios of all our editors.

You won't find any lofty mission statements here. We simply want to publish work we consider worthy. We hope you will find an eclectic mix of writing in these pages. But first we must build up the content of the website and need your help as both contributor and reader. No matter where you live in this world, you are welcome to send English-language poetry. See the Submit page for details on how to submit your work.

Please note that our Kentucky Review is not a rebirth of The Kentucky Review, which ceased publication in 2003. That journal was a scholarly humanities publication. Our focus is on poetry only.