About Colloquial

Colloquial is a monthly online poetry review for all walks of life, featuring poetry that exalts the ordinary and everyday. Our publication is enjoyed by everyone—academics and nonacademics alike. In addition to our monthly online publication, we also publish an annual anthology, which includes all of our online publications from the year. 

In an interview with On Being's Krista Tippet, Mary Oliver once said: “One thing I know, is that poetry, to be understood, must be clear. It mustn’t be fancy.” And this is what you will find here— work that is clear, of the highest quality, grounded in recognizable images and sensory details, and that moves and turns in such  a way, that it will call on you, the reader, to read it over and over again.​

To read our poems visit our  poetry page and  anthologies.

If you are a poet, artist, or photographer, and if you are trying to find a home for your work, we invite you to check out our  submission guidelines  and to send us your submissions.