innisfree poetry bookstore zine

Open Mic September 10th, 2013

Open Mic September 10th, 2013

This is the first installation of the online archive for the weekly Innisfree Open Mic readings. 


We have officially entered our reading period…

Thanks for everyone’s submissions! We have now entered our reading period which is roughly going to be 2 weeks. Decisions will be made and there is a plan for a fundraising party in the works. We will keep you updated.


hive editors

open for submissions!

mission statement: hive is a poetry-only zine dedicated to featuring front range poets and one visual artist in order to collect & publish the vast amount of talented, passionate, and driven individuals within the  various poetry tribes/circles/communities.

call for submissions for issue #1:
– open to any theme, topic, form, or discourse.
– optional theme: write in response/with inspiration from Yeats’ poem:

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

submission guidelines:
poetry: 1-7 poems (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
visual art: any medium, 10 black & white images including one cover art piece (JPEGs < 20mb)

*email all submissions to:
deadline: before midnight September 1st