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Winter 2017: The End of the World

Dearest readers,

This is a time to speak out, to protest, to stop being silent. This is not the time to give up. This is why we write, even if it feels like we are writing into a void. It is always worth shouting into what feels like a void, because there is always someone out there listening, even if they don't say they are, even if they don't realize they are. 

As the editor of YP, I cannot stress enough that publishers need to create spaces for diverse voices, to create a space where people feel comfortable sharing their words, and being able to be themselves in a time of turmoil and political conflict. We need to love each other, more and better.

Always,
Joanna C. Valente
Founding Editor

Winter 2017: The End of the World

Winter 2016: The Dead Have Risen

2016 has brought many changes for Yes, Poetry. I started the journal in 2010, when I was merely 21 years old. It was in the days when online journals were still getting their grounding, unsure of their place in the publishing world. Now, almost six years later, I can say the website has grown. I have grown. Online magazines are not so clunky or awkward anymore--it's like they've finally grown out of adolescence to adulthood. 

Winter 2016: The Dead Have Risen