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Interviews and essays from

  • Stephen Burt
  • Rhina P. Espaillat
  • David Mikics
  • A.E. Stallings

and new poetry from

  • Mike Alexander
  • Tony Barnstone
  • Bruce Berger
  • Bruce Bond
  • Kim Bridgford
  • Catherine Savage Brosman
  • Debra Bruce
  • Kelly Cherry
  • Terese Coe
  • Wesli Court
  • Robert W. Crawford
  • Philip Dacey
  • John DuVal
  • Anna M. Evans
  • David Galef
  • Quincy R. Lehr
  • Amit Majmudar
  • Robert McNamara
  • Wilmer Mills
  • Charles Rafferty
  • Jennifer Reeser
  • Lucinda Roy
  • Marion Shore
  • A.E. Stallings
  • Gail White


Measure was begun in spring 2005 by Paul Bone and Rob Griffith in response to the demise of The Formalist, a journal which had helped renew and sustain interest in formal poetry.

Measure, as a biannual journal, has a mission not only to publish the best new poetry from both established and emerging writers, but also to reprint a small sampling of poems from books of metrical poetry published the previous year. Likewise, each issue includes interviews with some of our most important contemporary poets and also offers short critical essays on the poetry that has helped to shape the craft.