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Chicago Poetry Magazine publishes great poetry by poets in Chicago
and the Midwestern United States.

Published and edited by Kirk Ramdath.

A project of
Wax Poetry and Art.

Chicago Poetry Magazine publishes the winners of the Poets of the
Midwest Contest
, which is open to submissions from residents of the
Midwestern United States, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South
Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Chicago Poetry Magazine accepts regular submissions from residents
of Illinois from January 1st to March 31st of every year.

Go to the
Chicago Poetry Magazine Submissions Page.

Additional submission opportunities can be viewed on the
Wax Poetry
and Art Submissions page.

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About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher and editor of Wax Poetry and Art, Eleventh
Transmission, and other publications. He has been a poet and publisher
since 2005, originally in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His first book
Love in a Handful of Dust. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
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Published May 18, 2020
First Place: Poets of the Midwest Contest #1
An Attempt at Capture
by Jennifer Ruth Jackson
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