iO (pronounced [ahy-oh]) is a small press and quarterly journal of new American poetry. We publish younger, up-and-coming American voices in each issue. We don’t subscribe to a theme, particular style, or aesthetic. Rather these are poems by poets we love, across a wide range of styles, that move us.

For a time, we also published first-book interviews, book reviews, or publish conversations with poets about a variety of things. Full archives can be found here on the site. Submission guidelines for poems can be found here.

iO was founded in March, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Visit iO BOOKS, here, a publisher of handmade / limited editions poetry chapbooks and ephemera.

Contact us with questions, comments, or ideas at iojournal@gmail.com.
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Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared inThe Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Guernica, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in New York City.
Kyle McCord is the author of Galley of the Beloved in Torment (2008 Dream Horse Press), Winner of the Orphic Prize, and a collection of collaborative poems entitled Informal Invitations to a Traveler. His poems have appeared widely in journals such as Boston Review, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, Columbia: A Journal of Arts and Literature, and others. He is a graduate of the MFA Program at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.