iO (pronounced [ahy-oh]) is a small press and quarterly journal of new American poetry. We publish younger, up-and-coming American voices alongside established poets 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.
We also do first-book interviews, book reviews, or publish conversations with our poets about a variety of things. Submission guidelines for both poems and features can be found here.
iO was founded in March, 2011 as an extension of the Younger American Poets Reading Series.
Visit iO BOOKS, here, a publisher of handmade / limited editions poetry chapbooks and ephemera.
Contact us with questions, comments, or ideas at email@example.com. We believe in conversation. We’d love to hear from you.
Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and two chapbooks: The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N), and collaboratively with Nick Sturm, I Was Not Even Born (Coconut, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming The Best American Poetry 2013, Gulf Coast, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the co-editor and publisher of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Northampton.
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, and will be a PhD Candidate this fall at the University of North Texas.