For those who enjoy poetry and discovering new poets, Scout Poetry is an online magazine that provides short, yet substantial, reviews of new poetry publications. Edited by poets Kathleen Ossip and Spencer Short, Scout Poetry features reviews of a diverse selection of chapbooks from a number of publishers. Each review centers on the author's themes and poetic techniques. The reviewers at Scout Poetry have a knack for selecting a piece of verse to quote in each review, which allows readers to get a sense of each poet's style without exceeding the magazine's 400 word review limit. The brevity of each Scout Poetry review is intentional; the editors write, "By stripping away personal politics, by tamping down voice, by taking away the freedom (or compulsion) to say everything, we hoped to arrive at something different, modest, useful. A guide. A marker. A simple heuristic. A scout."
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