Publisher’s description: Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry is a venue for poetry informed by the Catholic faith, a space where the rich intellectual history of the Catholic Church is relevant and where contemporary responses within the tradition can flourish. We publish work solely on the basis of artistic merit and aim to create a community of interested writers and readers.
In the words of Brian Doyle, one of whose last interviews appears in Presence 2017, "Bad poems are about the writer; good poems are about all of us." Recent contributors include William Baer, Maryann Corbett, Dana Gioia, Luke Hankins, Samuel Hazo, Marilyn Nelson, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Martha Silano, Sofia Starnes, Judith Valente, "Luke" (Fr. Joseph A. Brown), Paul Mariani, Christian Wiman, Kelli Russell Agodon, James Matthew Wilson, and Mary Szybist.