Northern Poetry Review is an online home for poems, reviews of poetry books, articles and interviews, with emphasis on Canadian poetry. Reviews are meant to be honest but diplomatic.

Poetry submissions
Please don’t send poetry submissions, as poems are solicited by NPR. This is volunteer work in addition to many other obligations, and unfortunately reading many poetry submissions is simply not an option.

Please do contact NPR if you have an interest in reviewing for the site.

Publishers will be requested to send a book directly to a reviewer, when a review is arranged. NPR encourages a limited number of reviewers to generously donate their time, while trying to keep in mind the number of books that deserve recognition here. Again, your patience is appreciated.

Alex Boyd writes poems, fiction, reviews and essays, and has had reviews and articles published in magazines and newspapers such as Books in Canada, The Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire and on various websites such as The Danforth Review and poetryx.com. His award-winning book of poems Making Bones Walk was published by Luna Publications.

Associate Editor
Alessandro Porco is the author of two collection of poetry: Augustine in Carthage, and Other Poems and The Jill Kelly Poems. He’s also the editor of the forthcoming critical study, Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. Currently, at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Porco is completing a dissertation on hip-hop and postmodern American poetry. He writes “In Extremis,” a hip-hop-focused column, for Maisonneuve Magazine online.

Associate Editor
Jacob McArthur Mooney has published commentary and criticism widely, and his two books of poems include The New Layman’s Almanac (2008), and Folk (2011). voxpopulism.wordpress.com/

Associate Editor
Ingrid Ruthig is a writer, editor, visual artist, and former architect. Her work has appeared across Canada and internationally in many publications, including The Malahat Review, Descant, The New Quarterly, Books in Canada, Maisonneuve, and Quill & Quire. An editor for the literary journal LICHEN from 2000 to 2007, she is also the author/artist of Slipstream: a textwork and Synesthete II, and edited Richard Outram: Essays on His Works. ingridruthig.com

Associate Editor
Lori A. May is the author of four books. Her work has appeared in publications such as Rattle, Two Review, and The Writer. Please see her website for more details. www.loriamay.com