As poets, we want to see poems that are aware of themselves and their material(s). We want to see poems interacting with their status as language on a page. Specifically, we like to read poems with an awareness of self and place, how selfhood and being placed both reinforce each other and prepare the speaker for externality, politically and otherwise. Experience, image, and getting lost in the process of poetry itself as starting points and endpoints. As such, we are currently encouraging more queer and trans poetics as a methodology for dealing with these issues, not as a stopgap but as a throughline.
—Blake Wallin & Millie Tullis, Poetry Editor & Assistant Editor