TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

CHECK OUT our current issue. Also, order a copy of Issue #1 for our annual print issue to see the great poetry and amazing design that launched this year's volume! All issues are available in the ARCHIVES.

All contributors to Issue #1 and any issue from last year receive a copy of that print issue. If you'd like a copy of the most recent print issue, please send a check for $10 made out to Chapman University (with Tabula Poetica on the subject line) to Tabula Poetica, Department of English, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866. Or visit our donations page for membership that includes a copy of the print issue. Copies are also be available at our AWP bookfair table, where we feature signings by authors affiliated with Tabula Poetica.

TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics is part of Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University. You can find out more about Tabula Poetica, including its annual Poetry Reading Series and outreach, at

TAB: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics is a national and international journal of creative and critical writing. This literary journal’s mission is to discover, support, and publish contemporary poetry and writing about poetry; to provide a forum in which the poetic tradition is practiced, extended, challenged, and discussed by emerging and established voices; and to encourage wide appreciation of poetry and expand the audience for poems and writing about poetry.

We welcome submissions of poems from established and emerging poets as well as critical essays, creative nonfiction, and interviews. Book reviews are written by our MFA students, and we welcome review copies of new poetry collections. TAB reaches an audience of poets, poetry readers and appreciators, poetry scholars and critics, and students of poetry.

TAB launched in January 2013 with a print issue featuring Tabula Poetica visiting writers. Print issues appear annually in January. Electronic issues run February through December, published on the second Wednesday of each month. The two formats allow us to experiment with design and materiality in this age in which print and electronic dissemination coexist. Please read the Design Statement in the Front Matter of any electronic issue for additional explanation of our approach.

To support Tabula Poetica, visit our donations page.



TAB adds MFA Students to Staff!

Last fall, the Editor trained three MFA students to become staff members for 2014. We welcome Alexis Gobel, David Krausman, and Breanna Henry on board TAB. We hope to add one or two additional positions soon. These new staff members are doing a great job reading submissions, writing book reviews, and handling some public relations. MFA student Michael Tesauro continues his lead position as well, with additional work on our website and new YouTube Channel.  
Posted: 2014-03-26

TAB: The First Anniversary

TAB celebrates its first year of publication!  
Posted: 2014-01-10 More...

Monthly Electronic Issues on Schedule!


Issue #3 is now available and features poems by Mary Biddinger and Oliver de la Paz, bilingual Spanish/English poetry by Jesse Lee Kercheval, and an essay about Muriel Rukeyser by Patricia Grace King.

A new electronic issue will be published on the second Wednesday of each month. The annual print issue appears in January.

You can view all existing issues in this website's ARCHIVES.

Posted: 2013-03-15
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ISSN: 2169-3013