Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

— Virginia Woolf



Welcome to Glass: A Journal of Poetry.


Founded in Toledo, Ohio, the Glass City, by Holly Burnside and Anthony Frame, Glass: A Journal of Poetry (ISSN 1941-4137) was published online twice a year (June and December) from 2008 until 2014 by Glass Poetry Press. Beginning in 2016, it became a weekly online publication.


Past contributors have included Rane Arroyo, Saeed Jones, Lisa Fay Coutley, Marcus Jackson, Jee Leong Koh, Jose Angel Araguz and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, among many many others. Work in Glass has been featured on Verse Daily and in Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology. Our poets have come from around the world and they have gone on to publish books and chapbooks by some of the finest literary publishers in the industry.





Glass Poetry Press is a micro-press in Toledo, Ohio that publishes poetry chapbooks. We also publish the online poetry journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Our chapbooks are hand-bound and side stapled with full-color card stock covers. Each chapbook is assigned an ISBN. Initial print run is 100 copies and each chapbook will be kept in print as long as there is sufficient demand, to be determined by the press. The journal publishes a single poem each week (starting in July 2016).


Founded in 2008 by Holly Burnside and Anthony Frame, Glass Poetry Press published Glass: A Journal of Poetry. For six years, Glass: A Journal of Poetry published hundreds of poems in the journal's fourteen issues. Those poems would go on the be featured in Sundress Publications' Best of the Net Anthology and on Verse Daily. In 2014, the journal ceased publication.


In 2016, co-founding editor Anthony Frame reopened Glass Poetry Press as a chapbook micro-press. He also reopened Glass: A Journal of Poetry as a weekly literary journal.


The press seeks to publish four to six chapbooks per year. We do not charge reading fees and we do not hold contests. Each chapbook is selected during our open reading period or, occasionally, through solicitations.


We are interested in poetry that enacts the artistic and creative precision of glass. We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to publish collections of high quality writing. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and "light" verse are less likely to inspire us. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, music, passion and creativity.


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The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.

—Cervantes, Don Quixote

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